National Ladder Safety Month: The Perfect Time to “Step Up” Employee Training

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, ladder deaths accounted for 161 on-the-job fatalities in 2020, the most recent year for which statistics are available. That same year, there were 22,710 ladder-related workplace injuries, an injury stat that has remained relatively constant over the previous several years. The point is, ladder safety is a serious topic, with a staggering cost to business and even worse impact on families that lose loved ones.

March is National Ladder Safety Month, spearheaded by the American Ladder Institute (ALI). This, its seventh year, 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

ALI believes ladder accidents are preventable with thorough safety planning, training, and continuous innovation in product design. The more people, organizations, and businesses that get involved, the wider the message spreads, and the more people learn about proper ladder safety.

ALI’s Ladder Safety Training site, https://www.laddersafetytraining.org/, makes safety training easy with an organized curriculum, a video and resource library, and free registration.

Because every life saved is precious, the goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities, increase the number of ladder safety training certificates issued by ALI, increase the frequency that ladder safety training modules are viewed on  https://www.laddersafetytraining.org/, lower the rankings of ladder-related safety citations on OSHA’s yearly “Top 10 Citations List,” increase the number of in-person ladder trainings, and increase the number of companies and individuals that inspect and properly dispose of old or damaged ladders.

Every step matters. From step stools to extension ladders, make sure you’re putting the right foot forward. This March, National Ladder Safety Month, is the perfect time to step up ladder safety efforts and direct employees to take courses on https://www.laddersafetytraining.org/.

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, safety training, and the development of ANSI 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. National Ladder Safety Month, observed each March and spearheaded by ALI, is the only program dedicated exclusively to promoting ladder safety at home and at work. https://www.americanladderinstitute.org/.

*Featured Image Source: American Ladder Institute (ALI)

Events
will be held January 26th, 2023, Noon to 4 PM EST with Atlanta locals in person and rest of country virtual via Zoom.

Read more BELOW

 
January 26th, 2023
The 13th Annual Hybrid Summit will be held on January 26th, 2023 Noon to 4 PM EST.

Virtual Women in Construction: Building Connections was held on December 14th, 2022, 1 PM to 2 PM EST via a Zoom. 2023 Virtual Women in Construction TBD.

2023 Virtual Men’s Round Tables

2023 Men’s Round Table #1 will be held Q1, 2023


2023 Virtual Women’s Round Tables

2023 Women’s Round Table #1 will be held Q2, 2023

News

Hotel construction shows signs of life

Hotel construction, which has declined for the past two years. showed a slight increase at the end of the year, STR reports. Luxury and upscale hotels in Dallas, New York and Phoenix have the largest percentage increases in construction. Lodging  

Spplements/Podcast
See Website for Details