Environmental Health and Safety

Scaffold and Ladder Safety

Many Union College facilities, infrastructure, and construction projects utilize scaffolds and ladders that may pose a safety hazard if not erected and used in compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions, applicable standards and regulations, and the Union College Scaffold and Ladder Program. The Union College Scaffold and Ladder Program is designed to be a resource for employees engaging in work that must be performed from scaffolds and ladders. The Program outlines general requirements for scaffold and ladder use including roles and responsibilities, training, and inspection requirements. This program shall be used and consulted for any work involving scaffolding and/or ladders. Please review the resources below for additional information on scaffolds and ladders.

OSHA Ladder Safety QuickCard

OSHA Stairways & Ladders Factsheet

OSHA Ladder Safety Checklist