Staying safe while at work doesn’t have to be difficult. If you work with ladders, there are many safety techniques you can use to stay safe. Your employer should train everyone in the proper use of a ladder and have information on ladder safety in the workplace.

The U.S. Product Safety Commission reports that over 160,000 people go to the emergency room after a ladder accident each year. Falling from a ladder is potentially life-threatening, depending on the distance and how you land. Additionally, there are other risks, like touching a metal ladder to an electrical line, that could put your life at risk.

One easy way to help prevent falls is to set up the ladder correc