Tuesday, April 17, 2018

IDI Does Not Allow Metal Ladders!

Good morning to all IDI employees,

I just wanted to share a short article with all of you in regards to why IDI does not use metal ladders.
Below is an excerpt from an OSHA internet newsletter called OSHA Quicktakes - April 16, 2018 · Volume 17, Issue 8

Virginia Fines Painting Company Following Worker Electrocution

The Virginia Occupational Safety and Health (VOSH) Program issued four citations and $152,144 in penalties to Johnny Marenco Andasol and Darwin Marenco Andasol in Alexandria after a worker was electrocuted when an unguarded metal extension ladder made contact with a power line. VOSH inspectors concluded that the employers failed to adequately train workers using ladders about hazards from overhead power lines, and provide a ladder with nonconductive side rails.

The above is one of the main reasons that we only stock fiberglass and wood ladders.  This is for your safety; so you can go home to your loved ones in the same condition as you arrived. 

We are required by the OSHA regulations to maintain a minimum distance of 10' from power lines which includes you, your equipment and materials.

Please let me know of any questions.

Have a Safe Day!