Stairways And Ladders: A Safe Step

Updated to address the recent changes to the General Industry Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Standards

Stairways And Ladders: A Safe Step

Stairways and ladders are part of our everyday lives. They are also a major source of on the job injuries and fatalities. That's why it's important that employees know how to use, place, maintain, and climb stairways and ladders safely.

Stairways and Ladders: A Safe Step goes over the proper use of various types of ladders, including portable and fixed. It also covers how to avoid injury when going up and down stairways.

Learning objectives:


  • Portable ladder set up and use
  • Fixed ladder use
  • Inspection and maintenance
  • Safe work practices
  • Climbing techniques


  • Unsafe conditions
  • Unsafe acts
  • Good housekeeping
Title Stairways And Ladders: A Safe Step
Program length 12 minutes