Ladder Safety: 9 Steps to Take

A fall off a ladder can have a long-term impact on health and quality of life beyond broken bones

If you’re the person in your household tasked with cleaning out gutters, replacing roof shingles, cutting tree branches, or simply changing light bulbs or getting boxes down from a high shelf in a closet, you most likely need to use a ladder. Our two words of advice up front: BE CAREFUL! Thousands of people in […]

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