March 12, 2018
There is still time to partner with American Ladder Institute (ALI)and participate in the second annual National Ladder Safety Month. For the entire month of March, ALI is promoting ladder safety through the provision of multiple, helpful resources; all of which are available to the public for free. National Ladder Safety Month kicked off on February 25 with an emphasis on the importance of ladder safety, and last week, ALI focused on educating company leadership. The rest of March will dive into three areas of learning:
- March 11 – 18: Ladder Safety at Work With a Focus on the Employee
- March 19 – 24: Ladder Safety at Home
- March 25 – 31: Ladder Inspection and Disposal
For all of these weeks, participants are encouraged to take advantage of the following free resources: ladder safety training, ALI’s ladder safety checklist, the Ladders 101 webpage and posters. This week’s focus encourages employees to take safety into their own hands by educating themselves using these resources.
“There are a lot of exciting and useful resources available to everyone during National Ladder Safety Month, with even more to come,” said Ronald Schwartz, ALI Board Member and Vice President at TRI-ARC Manufacturing. “This month is great, not only because of the important information that is discussed, but also because it draws attention to free resources that ALI provides year round. Which I think is appropriate, because ladder safety is always important.”
National Ladder Safety Month was also featured on Daytime TV and The Lifestyle List on March 10. The short videos outlined the top five misuses of ladders that can result in injuries or deaths, and some suggestions on how to avoid these mistakes. View the Daytime TV video here and The Lifestyle List video here.
Individuals, companies and government organizations are encouraged to participate in National Ladder Safety Month by taking advantages of the resources above.
Learn more about how you can participate in National Ladder Safety Month by visiting www.laddersafetymonth.com.
About the American Ladder Institute
Founded in 1947, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) is a not-for-profit trade association dedicated to promoting safe ladder use through ladder safety resources, bilingual safety training, the development of ladder safety standards and National Ladder Safety Month held annually in March. ALI also represents the common business interests of its members who are comprised of the leading ladder and ladder component manufacturers in the United States and Canada.
ALI’s free education and training resources provide guidance on the proper selection, care and safe use of ladders in the workplace and at home. ALI also serves as secretariat for the ANSI A14 Committee, comprised of industry experts who develop safety standards for the appropriate design, manufacture, testing, care and use of various types of ladders.
For more information, check out this website for more information including training. http://www.americanladderinstitute.org