The American Ladder Institute (ALI)’s second annual National Ladder Safety Month has officially begun. For the month of March 2018, ALI will promote ladder safety through the provision of free resources.
The goal of this month is to draw attention to the dangers of improper ladder use and how ladder-related injuries and death can be prevented with training.
“When you look at the number of ladder-related injuries and deaths that occur every year, it’s very clear why we are working to increase ladder safety awareness,” said Dave Plotner, ALI board member and VP of engineering, Werner Co. “Consumers need to know that even though they may use ladders for an easy everyday task, they could be at risk of serious injury without proper training. The American Ladder Institute has a large offering of free resources to help keep you safe, and that’s what this month is all about.”
Individuals, companies and government organizations are encouraged to participate in National Ladder Safety Month by taking steps like hanging a ladder safety checklist in their workplace and/or home, completing ALI’s Ladder Safety Training and more.
Throughout March, ALI will place a special focus on ladder safety across four areas:
• February 25 – March 3: What is ladder safety?
• March 4 – 10: Ladder safety at work: focus on company leadership
• March 11 – 17: Ladder safety at work: focus on the employee
• March 18-31: Ladder inspection and disposal