American Ladder Institute (ALI) has declared March as National Ladder Safety Month. This movement is dedicated to ladder safety awareness in an effort to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities.
The American Ladder Institute (ALI) is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting safe ladder use. The ALI is comprised of members from the US and Canada who are ladder manufacturers and manufacturers of ladder components. ALI is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved developer of ladder safety Standards.
Every year, over 100 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands more suffer disabling injuries. Mark your calendar to join the American Ladder Institute (ALI) in observing National Ladder Safety Month, designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities.
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National Ladder Safety Month 2023 will focus on four key themes:
Week One: Choosing Your Ladder
Week Two: Safety Before the First Step (Inspection and Set Up)
Week Three: Safety While Climbing
Week Four: Safety at the Top
The goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to:
- Increase the number of ladder safety training certificates issued by ALI
- Increase the frequency that ladder safety training modules are viewed on www.laddersafetytraining.org
- Lower the rankings of ladder-related safety citations on OSHA’s yearly “Top 10 Citations List”
- Decrease number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities
- Increase the number of in-person ladder trainings
- Increase the number of companies and individuals that inspect and properly dispose of old, damaged or obsolete ladders
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. Please join ALI and its members in sharing this message with the world.
To learn more about National Ladder Safety Month, including how your company can participate, visit the American Ladder Institute's ladder safety month website at laddersafetymonth.com or click on the image below.
Here are some great ways your company can participate in Ladder Safety Month to make it meaningful for your workforce:
- Encourage employees to earn their Ladder Safety Certificate through ALI's ladder safety training website at laddersafetytraining.org
- Contribute to the conversation on social media using the hashtag #LadderSafetyMonth
- Issue a press release on how your company is participating in Ladder Safety Month
- Include information about Ladder Safety Month in your company newsletter
- Host a safety meeting on ladder safety
- Put up ladder safety posters around the workplace
- Learn more about implementing a ladderless system in your workplace
- Become a National Ladder Safety Month sponsor
- Sign up to receive more information from ALI on how you can participate in spreading awareness about ladder safety at work
- Learn more about the importance of Ladder Safety Inspections and download a free ladder inspection checklist from Weeklysafety.com (no email or credit card required)