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June 3, 2013

NSC Kicks Off National Safety Month With Focus on Slips, Trips, and Falls

The National Safety Council kicks off National Safety Month (June) this week with a focus on Slips, Trips and Falls.  Did you know that falls are the third leading cause of unintentional deaths? With the warmer weather, the use of ladders is much more prevelant. Be sure to always read warning labels on ladders and only use them as intended. Below are 5 daily tips for the week for safe ladder use. And, for more safety tips on slips, trips and falls, check out the National Safety Month webpage and download free materials! 

Monday, June 3:  Before using a ladder, read all warnings carefully and inspect for damage-do not use an unsafe ladder.

Tuesday, June 4: Don't stand any higher than the third rung from the top of a ladder.

Wednesday, June 5: Do not climb a ladder with tools in hand- use a tool belt.

Thursday, June 6: Only use a ladder as intended-don't use it as a bridge or scaffolding.

Friday. June 7: Do not use ladders outdoors in windy or inclement weather, and if the weather turns while you are on it, descend immediately.    


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