At Rolled Metal Products, we care about safety! We strive to make it a top priority and continuously train our employees

to prevent accidents and injuries. Through the SafeStart program, we encourage our employees to take the knowledge

they obtain and not only apply it in the workplace but in their homes as well.


Throughout December we’ll be sharing some holiday safety tips for you, your family and friends (source:



Ladder Safety


*When putting up holiday decorations, always use the proper step stool or ladder to reach high

places. Don’t stand on chairs, desks or other furniture.


*If you have to use a step ladder near a doorway, lock or barricade the door and post signs so

no one will open it and knock you off the ladder.


*A straight or extension ladder should be placed one foot away from the surface it rests against for

every four feet of ladder height.


*When you climb, always face the ladder and grip the rungs to climb – not the side

rails. Always use three points of contact on the ladder whether two hands and one foot,

or two feet and one hand.


*When climbing, keep your hips between the side rails and do not lean too far or overreach.

Reposition the ladder closer to the work instead.


*Use ladders with slip-resistant feet and wear clean, dry and slip-resistant shoes when climbing a ladder.


*When using ladders outdoors, get down immediately if high winds, rain, snow or other inclement

weather begins. Winds can blow you off the ladder and rain or snow can make both the rungs

and the ground slippery.

Next in our Holiday Safety Series – Vehicle Preparation