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May 14, 2021

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Tips on Keeping OSHA Away from Your Job Site

Tips on Keeping OSHA Away from Your Jobsite

For many contractors, they’re the four most dreaded initials in the alphabet soup of government agencies. OSHA. But who is this agency, and how can they affect your business? In this two-part series, we’ll look at some tips on keeping OSHA away from your jobsite and help stop them from visiting your site. We’ll also show you how […]

OSHA requires mattresses bottom ladders

OSHA Mandates King-Size Mattresses Be Placed at Bottom of All Ladders

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Fed up with the lackadaisical response to fall hazard protection, OSHA has instituted new measures designed to further protect tradesmen working at height. As of April 1, 2021, OSHA is mandating that king-size mattresses be placed at the bottom of all ladders. “By placing mattresses at the bottom of all ladders 6 […]

ladder safety tips and training guidelines

OSHA Ladder Safety Tips and Training Guidelines

Who can guess the most often cited OSHA violation in construction? If you said fall protection, you’re dead on. Scaffolding and ladders are number 2 and 3. Ladder safety falls (pun intended) under the general category of fall protection in the workplace. In addition to keeping you out of trouble with everyone’s favorite government watchdog […]

how to pass an OSHA inspection

How to Pass an OSHA Inspection

A lot of attention surrounded the OSHA fall protection requirements that went into effect back in June of 2011. Smaller contractors still aren’t clear on how to best navigate the myriad of safety precautions. Fall safety and silica dust regulations seem to be more stringently enforced by the agency these days. Really there are (at […]

Best Ladder Reviews for 2021 | Dozens of Models Tested

Trying to recommend the best ladder is a lot like trying to choose the best car. Do you want something small or large? Is this ladder destined for the home or the job site? Have you considered the many available features present in ladders? You get the idea. To cover our bases, we lined up […]

Review9.6(out of 10)
Werner Pro Platform

Werner Adjustable Pro Work Platform Review

Werner Adjustable Pro Work Platform is a Must-Have for Any Contractor I have to admit that it’s taken us longer to get our review of the Werner Adjustable Pro Work Platform than I expected. The problem? We couldn’t get it away from Clint DeBoer long enough to do our testing! Now that he’s done with […]

Review9.8(out of 10)
Werner leansafe X3

Werner Leansafe X3 Ladder Hands-On Review | 3-in-1 Corner Ladder

Werner Leansafe X3 Ladder Simplifies a Useful Design The Werner Leansafe X3 ladder is a 3-in-1 design that acts as a leaning, A-frame, and extension ladder that’s corner-friendly. It’s functionally similar to Little Giant’s King Kombo. However, Werner made some intelligent changes in its design that make it much easier to use. Pros Type 1AA […]

Werner Multi-Position Pro Ladder

Werner Multi-Position Pro Ladder Review MT-14IAA

Fresh on the heels of the Werner Leansafe ladder announcement, the Werner Multi-Position Pro Ladder offers sixteen positions over five configurations with a focus on lightweight durability and safety. It’s among a raft of premium ladders competing to be the Pro tradesman’s climbing equipment, so it fits the bill for handy DIYers and homeowners, too. […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
telescopic ladder portability

Lionladder Telescoping Ladder Review

Clearly, not every ladder can or should be replaced by a telescopic model. Still, it’s hard to deny that we love telescoping ladders around here. Why? Portability, weight, and convenience make the top of our list. The Lionladder telescoping ladder arrives at a decent price and has the build quality to make for a convenient […]

Werner LeanSafe Ladder

Werner LeanSafe Ladder

Werner LeanSafe Ladder Loves a Good Stud to Lean On You take your chances when you try to lean a standard stepladder against a wall, stud, pole, or corner. But the new Werner LeanSafe ladder laughs at these obstacles to your productivity. With its corner hugging design and no-mar pad, you don’t need to risk […]