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Scaffold and Ladder Safety

Many Cornell University facilities, infrastructure, and construction projects utilize scaffolds and ladders which may pose a safety hazard if not erected and used in compliance with the manufacturer’s instructions, applicable standards and regulations, and the Cornell University Scaffold and Ladder Program. The Cornell University Scaffold and Ladder Program is designed to be a resource for employees engaging in work that must be performed from scaffolds and ladders. The Program outlines general requirements for scaffold and ladder use including roles and responsibilities, training, and inspection requirements. This program shall be used and consulted for any work involving scaffolding and/or ladders. Please review the resources below for additional information on scaffolds and ladders.

Written Program/Manuals

Scaffold and Ladder Program Protected Document


Training Resources


Toolbox Talk

Step Ladder Safety Toolbox Talk Protected Document
Scaffolding Toolbox Talk Protected Document