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This is Ladder Safety Month and the Illinois Department of Labor has some tips for ladder use at home and on the job. One of the most important things to remember is to use the correct ladder for the job, says the department's Hap Hileman.
Take an A-Frame ladder, for example:
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Hileman says you should also consider a ladder's weight limit, including not just your own weight, but the weight of any tools you'll be climbing up with. More safety tips are available in free weekly webinars at laddersafetymonth.com