Mark your calendar to join the American Ladder Institute (ALI) in celebrating the second annual National Ladder Safety Month, designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities. Every year over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries.
National Ladder Safety Month is the only movement dedicated exclusively to the promotion of ladder safety at home and at work. During March 2018, National Ladder Safety Month will bring heightened awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources, training and a national dialogue.
ALI, the only approved developer of safety standards for the U.S. ladder industry, is the presenting sponsor for National Ladder Safety Month. ALI believes ladder accidents are preventable, but without better safety planning and training and continuous innovation in product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities.
Among the goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to:
- Increase the number of ladder safety training certificates issued by ALI
- Lower the rankings of ladder-related safety citations on OSHA’s yearly “Top 10 Citations List”
- Decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities
- Increase the number of companies and individuals that inspect and properly dispose of old, damaged or obsolete ladders
CLICK HERE to learn more about National Ladder Safety Month.