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National Ladder Safety Month: Full Steam Ahead

Monday, March 16, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Sydney Scarbrough

Chicago, March 16, 2020 — Join the American Ladder Institute in participating in the fourth annual National Ladder Safety Month. Every year during March, the American Ladder Institute shares tips and resources on proper ladder use and ladder safety at work and in the home. The month concludes with tips on safe ladder inspection and disposal to wrap up a thorough look at ladder safety, from the very beginning—the ladder selection process--until the end.

This year, global health and safety concerns are reaching unprecedented levels. As the escalating global impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) on people’s lives develops, many individuals and families find themselves with more time at home. Along with personal health and hygiene, ALI and its partners encourage communities to remember best practices for safe ladder use as people find themselves tackling projects at home.

Everyone, from large organizations to the everyday user, can help reduce ladder accidents.


How You Can Participate:

Get involved with National Ladder Safety Month to help spread the word on safe ladder use to your family, friends and colleagues. Play your part in ensuring safety – it goes a long way! 

  • Access free safety materials on the National Ladder Safety Month website: checklists, videos, infographics and flyers—to use at home, in the office or on the jobsite and share on social media
  • Use the official marketing guide and #LadderSafetyMonth on social media to spread the word
  • Share how you're participating in the awareness month by emailing ALI Headquarters, and be featured on ALI’s Participation Map.
  • Sign up for ALI's free Ladder Safety Training program: individuals participate in free, concise and effective video training on the selection, safe use and care of the most frequently used ladders –helpful safety resources for the workplace and home.

From Our Sponsors

“By sharing best practices and driving awareness, Fastenal’s goal is to help those working on ladders to use them as intended: in a safe and compliant manner,” says Evan R. Hardin, QSSP, Director of Sales, Fastenal, Middle Rung Sponsor.

“The International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers’ (BAC) member safety is of the utmost importance. BAC’s partnership with the International Masonry Training and Education Foundation, in its paramount efforts, promotes paramount training and education to ensure safe and productive worksites. Through our leadership and commitment to the industry, we will continue to support new technology and products that protect our members from the hazards on the worksite,” says Dave Wysocki, IMTEF National Safety Director.

Check out the companies and organizations already supporting National Ladder Safety Month.

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 and the development of ladder safety standards. 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.

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