30 CFR § 77.206 Ladders; construction; installation and maintenance.
(a) Ladders shall be of substantial construction and maintained in
(b) Wooden members of ladders shall not be painted.
(c) Steep or vertical ladders which are used regularly at fixed
locations shall be anchored securely and provided with backguards extending
from a point not more than 7 feet from the bottom of the ladder to the top
of the ladder.
(d) Fixed ladders shall not incline backwards at any point unless
provided with backguards.
(e) Fixed ladders shall be anchored securely and installed to provide
at least 3 inches of toe clearance.
(f) Fixed ladders shall project at least 3 feet above landings, or
substantial handholds shall be provided above the landings.