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OSHA CAGED LADDER UPDATE

OSHA has aligned fall protection requirements for general industry with those for construction, easing compliance for employers who perform both types of activities. This is a safety issue and Steel Nation encourages you to come into compliance as soon as possible.

  • STARTING NOVEMBER 19, 2018
    All new fixed ladders being installed over 24’ must be equipped with a personal fall arrest system or ladder safety system (i.e. retractable fall arrest system or trolley system). Ladders with cages or wells will no longer be permitted to be installed.
  • STARTING NOVEMBER 19, 2018
    Any fixed ladders over 24’ that do not currently have any protection at all (cage or well) must, at minimum be equipped with a personal fall arrest system or ladder safety system.
  • STARTING NOVEMBER 18, 2036
    Any existing caged ladders over 24’ must be equipped with a personal fall arrest system or ladder safety system
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