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The mission of the American Ladder Institute is to promote the safe use of our products as well as advance the common business interests of our members. This important work is being done on behalf of companies and organizations with an active interest in the ladder industry. ALI is looking for members to join and take action to support their livelihood and receive recognition for contributions to saving lives and reducing injuries. Apply today - Member Types and Applications

Networking Opportunities

Members meet and correspond with major ladder manufacturers and component providers from across the country at the bi-annual business meetings, and virtually through the ALI website.  These interactions help expand professional and personal networks, educate members about industry trends, and increase the potential for business opportunities and partnerships with companies in the industry. With an ever-changing world economic environment, strong ties to business colleagues are valuable assets as companies navigate the evolution of the industry.

Ladder Safety Training

ALI provides the free ladder safety training through online videos ( The information on the site is organized by ladder type with additional resources listed for technical support.  Members have the opportunity to take part in the creation of the training and receive recognition of their contribution as a year-round supporter.  High volume user groups are recognized as Safety Ambassadors and are provided tools to advertise their participation in the program. 

Member Resources

Other resources available to members include the monthly newsletter, The Next Rung, which features association and industry news and updates, and the ALI website, offering robust information about ladder safety resources and industry standards.  ALI also commissions a bi-annual Ladder Safety Training and Citations Report. The survey targets ladder safety training managers, and contains statistics on the frequency of ladder citations; types of ladder citations; fees associated with the citations; types of injuries and the preferred methods of ladder safety education. .

ANSI A14 Committee

ALI is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved developer of ladder safety standards. Standards are technical specifications, developed and tested by subject experts, which prescribe rules governing the safety construction, design, testing, care and use of various types of ladders. As the Secretariat of the A14 Committee, ALI has developed a solid and professional relationship across a broad spectrum of interests and disciplines. Membership on the ANSI A14 Committee provides the opportunity to contribute to the development of strong and responsive voluntary standards. ANSI A14 Standards

National Ladder Safety Month

Every year over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries. ALI’s National Ladder Safety Month campaign brings awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders providing resources, training and national dialogue. It is the only movement dedicated exclusively to the promotion of ladder safety, at home and at work. ALI members receive recognition on the national stage as year-round partners.  Last year close to 9 million individuals were reached through social media, website views, press releases to supporting partner organizations, billboards, television, video and a robust email campaign.

Industry Partnerships

ALI is the voice of the ladder industry before governmental commissions and agencies, and has a longstanding partnership with the National Institute for Occupational and Safety Health Administration (NIOSH) involving safety research and testing.  ALI also actively collaborates with the National Safety Council (NSC), American National Standards Institute (ANSI), Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to represent the interests of the ladder industry.  Additionally, ALI has formed alliances with other organizations that are major ladder users interested in joining forces to cross promote safety. These alliances help create a valuable collaboration and sharing of resources, along with expanded exposure for ALI’s initiatives. Alliance Organizations include the International Window Cleaning Association (IWCA) and the Painting and Decorating Contractors of America (PDCA). These partnerships and alliances provide an opportunity for expanding the breadth of information available to members across government agencies and industries. Other Safety Organizations

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