Ladder Safety

Ladder Safety

This course reviews one of the top work-loss issues: falls from a height due to inappropriate use of equipment (tables or chairs in place of a ladder). The course demonstrates the importance of using the proper equipment to work safely above the floor and reviews ladder safety basics, how to make safe choices, and ladder safety planning.

  1. Full Course - 26 minutes
    This version is designed for school staff.
  2. Full Course (en Español) - 24 minutes
    Este curso está dirigido a todo el personal
Course Authors
Bryan Visscher
Bryan Visscher is the Maintenance & Operations Director and Energy Manager of the Wenatchee School District in North Central Washington. He holds a CPO (Certified Pool Operator), lead paint RRP (Repair Renovate and Paint) EPA certification, and BOC (Building Operator Certification) Level I from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Council. He has also held Asbestos and Lead Paint Abatement certifications. Bryan is active in the Washington Association of Maintenance and Operations Administrators (WAMOA).


James Vaughan
James Vaughan is president of Today's Resources, Inc., a full-service safety and health consulting firm. He has more than 30 years of direct OSHA compliance and loss-control experience and holds a BS in Industrial Technology from Eastern Kentucky University.


Karl Sommer III
Karl Sommer III has more than 14 years of safety experience, including acting as executive director of the Columbus (OH) Chamber of Commerce Safety Council and the National Safety Council Central Ohio Chapter. His responsibilities included the coordination/presentation of numerous training courses and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce Workers' Compensation group rating program. Karl holds an MS in Safety and Health Management from West Virginia University.