The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) December 12 released the Spanish version of their ladder safety smartphone app which is designed to improve the safety of extension ladders by using visual and audio signals to make it easier for workers to check the angle of the ladder and offers useful tips for using extension ladders safely. When a user’s phone is set to Spanish language, the Spanish version of the app will install when downloaded.

In addition to providing feedback on how to position an extension ladder, the app also provides references and a safety guide for extension ladder selection, inspection, accessorizing, and use. The app is available for free download on iPhone and Android devices. 

To learn more and download the Ladder Safety app visit www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/falls/ and to learn about the campaign to prevent falls in construction go to www.cdc.gov/niosh/construction/stopfalls.html