Each year, there are more than 164,000 emergency room-treated injuries and 300 deaths in the U.S. that are caused by falls from ladders. While ladder accidents cost the U.S $24 billion work loss, medical, legal, liability, and pain and suffering expenses from falls.
As HVAC techs you are using ladders daily on the job. We have all been there- trying to get the job done quickly to get to the next. After all, time is money. But when corners are cut you increase your chances of injuries that can keep you from working. The HVAC world is full of accidents waiting to happen if protocols are not followed. So, take a moment to refresh yourself and/or your team with ladder safety to keep safe and keep working.