Avoid bad luck with a ladder

The fall chores are on the to-do list! The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons wants to help you prevent injuries as you prepare for fall clean-up.

The AAOS offers the following fall cleaning safety tips to help reduce injury:

obstacle-156153__180#3 Use a ladder properly

Every ladder should be placed on a firm, level surface. Remember the one-to-four rule: the bottom of the ladder should be one foot away from the wall for every four feet that the ladder rises. Avoid using ladders in adverse weather conditions and select the right ladder for the job. Move materials with caution when on the ladder and always position the ladder closer to the work. Be safe and ask someone to hold the ladder while you climb.

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