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This online course satisfies the OSHA General Industry (29 CFR 1910) and Construction Industry (29 CFR 1926) training requirements for Ladder and Stairway Safety. ANSI and CDC: NIOSH Safety Standards are also covered.
Who must take this course?
Under the provisions of the standards, employers must provide a training program for each employee using ladders and stairways. The program must enable each employee to recognize hazards related to ladders and stairways and to use proper procedures to minimize these hazards.
The Stairway and Ladder Safety Training Course is designed for workers in all industries, emphasizing hazard identification and safe work practices that apply to the use of ladders and stairways.
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It will take a MINIMUM of 2 hours to complete this OSHA Ladder and Stairway Safety Training online course. The student may log on and off as needed. A bookmark will be set so when they log back in they will return to where they left off.
Upon successful completion each student will have immediate access to a printable Ladder and Stairway Safety Training certificate and wallet card.
We have no restrictions on how long a person takes to complete a course.
Likewise, if you are purchasing for others, we have no time limit on assigning courses. So you can purchase a larger quantity then you currently need and take advantage of volume discounts.
Each student will receive 0.2 CEUs (or 2 CMEs) from Compliance Training Online® for completing this course.
Our OSHA Ladder and Stairway Safety course consists of content, graphics, audio, self check (non-scored) questions, and a final exam.
Because ladders and stairways are used every day and are commonplace, we tend to forget the hazards that they pose. Each year, people are injured or killed while using ladders or traveling up and down stairs. These slips, trips, and falls often occur because the person using the ladder or stairway was distracted or was not taking proper precautions. For this reason, people who frequently use stairways or ladders on the job should be trained in their proper use and should always take appropriate safety measures.
Specific topics covered in this course include:
- Section 1-Course Objectives
- Section 2-Introduction to Ladder and Stairway Safety Training
- Section 3-Slip and Fall Injuries and Statistics
- Cost of Injuries
- Section 4-Terminology
- Section 5-Safety Regulations-OSHA
- Safety Standards-ANSI
- Safety Standards-CDC: NIOSH
- Section 6-Responsibilities
- Qualified Climber
- Section 7-Classification of Hazards
- Slips, Trips, and Falls
- Common Causes of Injuries
- Types of Injuries
- Environmental Contributing Factors
- Human Contributing Factors
- Section 8-Types of Ladders
- Fixed Ladders
- Portable Ladders
- Straight Ladders
- Extension Ladders
- Special Purpose Ladders
- Job-made Wooden Ladders
- Section 9-Controls
- Design and Construction
- Choose a Safe Location
- Choose the Right Ladder
- Ladder Materials
- Ladder Duty Ratings
- Ladder Length
- Ladder Set-up
- Safe Work Practices
- Storage, Maintenance, and Transportation
- Safety Equipment and Clothing
- Section 10-Stairways
- Stairway Hazards
- Stairway Safety Requirements
- Fixed Stairways
- Stair Rails
- Stairways Used During Construction
- Stairway Safety Practices and Guidelines
- Section 11-Summary
- Section 12-Additional Resources
OSHA has not specified any time frame for required retraining or recertification for Ladder and Stairway Safety. Since there is no OSHA standard dealing with this specific hazard the OSH Act general duty clause, section 5(a)(1), 29 U.S.C. 654(b)(1) defines the standard which provides that:
(a) Each employer -
(1) shall furnish to each of his employees employment and a place of employment which are free from recognized hazards that are causing or are likely to cause death or serious physical harm to his employees.
A recognized hazard is a danger recognized by the employer's industry or industry in general, by the employer, or by common sense. The general duty clause does not apply if there is an OSHA standard dealing with the hazard, unless the employer knows that the standard does not adequately address the hazard.
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