A discussion of safety in the Performing Arts for professionals, students, teachers, and administrators. A sometimes terrifying look at some surprising conditions, what you might do about them; and how to plan for better safety in your facility, teaching program, and career.
Friday, April 19, 2013
OSHA Campaigns for Ladder Safety
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration unveiled a new bilingual English-Spanish booklet, "Falling Off Ladders Can Kill: Use Them Safely." The short guide, part of OSHA's national campaign to prevent fatal falls — the leading cause of death in construction — provides clear, easy-to-follow information about ladder hazards and how to use ladders safely, featuring illustrations and plain language writing. The falls prevention campaign now enters its second year and OSHA is working with the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the National Occupational Research Agenda on outreach.
Follow-up: Janet Sellery at Sellery Health + Safety in Canada sent me the following picture. She commented that you'd think that just maybe this guy had access to a taller ladder, or maybe scissor lift, or . . .