Across all industries, the highest fatal and nonfatal ladder fall incidents (LFI) rates were in the following two occupational groups: construction and extraction (e.g., mining), followed by installation, maintenance, and repair occupations.
Every year, over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. According to a report from Liberty Mutual, the direct compensation and medical treatments associated with these falls cost American businesses $4.6 billion a year.
Ladder Safety Training
For this telecom/cable service provider, technicians who experienced a ladder fall averaged 81.25 days of lost work. Their top executives employed Amplifire to reduce the number of incidents.
Amplifire worked with their L&D team to develop a Ladder Safety training course that focused on how to perform safety checks according to OSHA guidelines. The course was then rolled out to 862 supervisors. Each supervisor has 15 subordinates.