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LADDERS ARE MORE DANGEROUS THAN POWER SAWS  - In spite of general belief there is no significant correlation between your safety and ladder standardization and homologation  -  Your safety depends mostly on your behaviour in handling and utilizing ladders  -  The International Ladder Manufacturers Convention ILMAC invites you to participate in analysis, relief and prevention of ladder accidents

 
 
INTERNATIONAL LADDER MANUFACTURERS CONVENTION
ILMAC
c/o SKYLAX Srl 201 Via del Mulino 33030 Coseano (UD) Italy
Tel +39 0432 951366    Fax +39 0432 951339  Contact


 ILMAC, a global focus for those
involved in designing, engineering, producing and distributing portable ladders


Target 1. Analysis, relief and prevention of ladder accidents
2. Reporting on innovations in the ladder sector
3. Inhibition of not safety related standardization
MEMBERS  1. The list of members is an Internet Mailing List
2. The Members List will not be published
SUBSCRIPTION 1. Send your E-mail request to ILMAC
2. Send your reports, observations, abstracts 
3. You will receive all reports, observations, keynote addresses, illustrations, proposals, safety links

Inform your children, friends, collegues, customers about
direct causes of ladder accidents!
Apply  ILMAC - stickers on your ladders.

ILMAC - Sticker

Causes of Ladder Accidents:

* Complacency about danger 
* Dizziness and poor balance 
* Fatigue and weak muscles and bones 
* Poor vision
* Poor hearing and exposure to noise 
* Ladder touching live electrical conductors
* Ladder slipping at top 
* Ladder slipping at base 
* Ladder resting against moveable objects 
* Falling material
 

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 SAFETY LINKS


COMPLACENCY
Familiarity Breeds Complacency. Of all the factors contributing to ladder accidents, one in particular seems to be playing a major role - complacency about danger. U.S. DOE Department of Energy Washington, D.C.
http://www.saftek.net/worksafe/bull96.txt
http://nattie.eh.doe.gov/docs/


DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE) OSH TECHNICAL REFERENCE (OTR)
PORTABLE LADDERS
Part 1 Introduction Part 2 Standards and Codes Part 3 Protective Devices Part 4 Work Practices Part 5 Training Part 6 Hazards Part 7 Bibliography Appendix A. Portable Ladders Safety Checklist 
http://tis.eh.doe.gov/docs/osh_tr/ch9.html


American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
ACADEMY FOCUS IN PREVENTION
The Academy is dedicated to a program of informing the public to help them prevent severe, disabling and incapacitating musculoskeletal diseases, Robert D'Ambrosia, MD, Academy first vice president, told the media in October at Academy's eighth annual science writers and editors conference. "The old relationship of physician and patient, like father and child, is gone," Dr. D'Ambrosia said. "Today, we are empowering patients to take care of their ownhealth." He pointed out that the Academy has 10 public education programs to help people prevent musculoskeletal problems. (The Board of Directors approvedin September the formation of the Musculoskeletal Injury Prevention and Wellness Task Force to recommend future directions for the Academy's program onprevention of injuries which began in 1991.) Dr. D'Ambrosia said the aging of the population will mean significant increases in musculoskeletal problems. "We expect hip fractures to double over the next 30years," he said. Other musculoskeletal diseases such as osteoporosis and osteoarthritis will affect millions more than today. The newest public education program is "Climb It Safe." The program informs the public how to use ladders safely. Each year more than 511,000 people aretreated for injuries related to ladders; almost one death a day is related to ladder injuries. For information about the Academy's prevention of injuries programscontact the Academy's communications department at (847) 384-4123. 
http://www.aaos.org/wordhtml/bulletin/dec98/acdnws5.htm


DIZZINESS
The human beings are connected with their environment through their sense organs. Ears, eyes, nose and tongue are peripherical sensorial organs, that on being excited by an environmental stimulus, are able of registering said information and transferring same to the brain superior centres. An answer to these stimuli is produced by the brain or central computer.
NEUROOTOLOGY is the branch of medicine devoted to studying the aforementioned process from an overall point of view International Associations joining the main and well-known researchers in this field, such as the "Neurootological and Equilibriometric Society" - Bad Kissingen, Germany, annually publish the latest news and developments of this specialty. 
http://www.vertigo-dizziness.com/english/html/intro.html


GLEICHGEWICHTSSTOERUNG 
Ohren, Augen, Nase und Zunge sind periphere Sinnesorgane. Wenn diese durch einen Reiz aus der Umgebung erregt werden, sind sie in der Lage, die entgegengenommene Information umzuformen und an höhere Zentren des Gehirns weiterzuleiten. Antworten auf diese Reize werden durch das Gehirn bzw. durch das Zentralnervensystem quasi wie durch einen zentralen Computer aufgebaut. Die NEUROOTOLOGIE ist eine neue Subspezialität der klinischen Medizin, die sich vorzugsweise mit der normalen und krankhaften Sinnesleistung der Kopfsinnesorgane beschäftigt. 
http://www.vertigo-dizziness.com/english/html/intro.html


MEASURES TO PREVENT PORTABLE LADDER ACCIDENTS 
Checklist / Screeningfragebogen bei Verdacht umweltbedingter Erkrankungen
http://www.occmed.uu.se/nedinfo.htm
http://www.umweltmedizin.de/members/Closed/ZfU24/TraederKurz.html


Portable Ladders Safety Checklist 
http://tis.eh.doe.gov/docs/osh_tr/ch9a.html


THE LARGEST FORENSIC MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION IN THE WORLD
for example : STOP-ACTION DRAWINGS - Freeze-frame series showing how accidents develop - Slip and fall series showing how injuries happen - Vehicular or boating accidents - Crane and heavy equipment accidents - Industrial accidents - Ladder accidents
http://www.bionetmed.com/info.htm


CURRENT BIBLIOGRAPHIES IN MEDICINE 98-1 
REHABILITATION OF PERSONS WITH TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Vestibular and Balance Disorders in Traumatic Brain Injury Davies RA, Luxon LM. Dizziness following head injury: a neuro-otological study. J Neurol1995 Mar; 242(4):222-30. Engberg A. Vestibular stimulation after head injury: effect on reaction times and motorspeech parameters. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1989 Dec; 70(13):893-901. Comment in: ArchPhys Med Rehabil 1990 May; 71(6):441. Farbe SD, Zoltan B. Visual-vestibular systems interaction: therapeutic implications. J Head Trauma Rehabil 1989 Jun; 4(2):9-16. Lahat E, Barr J, Klin B, Dvir Z, Bistrizer T, Eshel G. Postural stability by computerizedposturography in minor head trauma. Pediatr Neurol 1996 Nov; 15(4):299-301. Comment in: Pediatr Neurol 1997 Apr; 16(3):259. Mann NR, Black KL. Balance and vestibular dysfunction. In: Horn LJ, Zasler ND, eds.Medical rehabilitation of traumatic brain injury. Philadelphia: Hanley & Belfus; 1996. p.479-98. Roland PS, Otto E. Vestibular dysfunction following traumatic brain injury. In: Ashley MJ,Krych DK, eds. Traumatic brain injury rehabilitation. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 1995. p. 131-69. Shumway Cook A, Olmscheid R. A systems analysis of postural dyscontrol in traumatically brain-injured patients. J Head Trauma Rehabil 1990 Dec; 5(4):51-62 . Wade LD, Canning CG, Fowler V, Felmingham KL, Baguley IJ. Changes in postural sway and performance of functional tasks during rehabilitation after traumatic brain injury. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 1997 Oct; 78(10):1107-11.
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/pubs/cbm/tbi.html

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