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 2020 will focus on five key themes:
February 23 - February 29: What is Ladder Safety?
March 1 - 7: Ladder Safety Training and Year Round Partners
March 8 - 14: Ladder Safety at Work
March 15 - 21: Ladder Safety at Home
March 22 - 28: Ladder Inspection and Disposal
The goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to:
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:
Awareness campaigns, like National Ladder Safety Month, offer a great opportunity to safety management, business owners and management to highlight the importance and commitment the organization has to worker safety. It doesn’t take a lot of time, money or resources to participate. At minimum, consider an email from management to the staff, a brief safety meeting or a sign on the central bulletin board.
If your organization does not yet have a safety meeting program in place, Ladder Safety Month would be a great time to let your employees understand the organization’s commitment to safety by starting a regular safety meeting or toolbox talk schedule. (Starting with ladder safety, of course!)
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