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Avoiding ladder injuries at work

| Mar 17, 2021 | Workers' Compensation |

Going to work should mean coming home in the same condition. But falls in some types of work environments are common, and despite great efforts to prevent workplace injuries, it can be difficult to completely get rid of dangers. There are some techniques that you can use to stay safer from ladder injuries while at work in North Carolina.

Tips to prevent ladder falls

One of the most important things that you should do is use the right ladder for a particular job. For instance, if you’re working near electricity, you should avoid metal ladders. Another thing that you should ensure is that the ladder is in good working condition before you use it. You should inspect the ladder to ensure that all of the rungs are in good condition, and you should never modify a ladder. Finally, make sure that you’re using ladders the way that they were intended, and make sure that you place ladders on solid surfaces.

Injuries are down but could be even less

You didn’t go to work to get hurt, and you should be reasonably assured that you’ll return home in the same condition that you left for work. The number of workplace injuries in some occupations has decreased, but you still have to be on the lookout for potential hazards. In fact, as recently as 2019, 186 people in North Carolina died while at work because of an accident.

It’s impossible to completely avoid danger in any kind of work environment, but there are some things that both employers and their employees can do to lessen the likelihood that accidents will happen. However, if you have been injured on the job, you might want to meet with an attorney to learn more about the workers’ compensation process.