CHICAGO, March 7, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Individuals and organizations nationwide are coming together to promote ladder safety and decrease the number of ladder-related incidents through the American Ladder Institute's third annual National Ladder Safety Month. Now through March 31, the initiative will heighten awareness, reinforce ladder safety training and educate homeowners and working professionals. ALI's Top Cap sponsor, Ace Hardware, is proud to support this initiative and pledge their commitment to safety.
"At Ace, customer education and safety is a priority and we are proud to be a sponsor of National Ladder Safety Month," said Brian Keilman, Associate Merchant, Paint Decorating at Ace Hardware Corporation. "As the 'Helpful Place,' our goal is always to offer the widest selection of durable ladder products to help customers get their job done right."
Five Key Themes
Last week, National Ladder Safety Month focused on answering the question, what is ladder safety? The remaining themes are:
- March 3 - 9: Ladder Safety Training and Year-Round Partners
- March 10 - 16: Ladder Safety at Work
- March 17 - 23: Ladder Safety at Home
- March 24 - 31: Ladder Inspection and Disposal
How to Participate
National Ladder Safety Month is the only movement dedicated to promoting ladder safety. There are a variety of ways to get involved:
- Access free safety materials—checklists, videos, infographics and flyers
- Use the official marketing guide and #LadderSafetyMonth on social media to spread the word
- Share how you're participating by emailing ALI Headquarters so ALI can feature you on its Participation Map.
- Sign up for ALI's free Ladder Safety Certification program—individuals participate in video training on the selection, safe use and care of the most frequently used ladders
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.
ALI's free education and training resources provide guidance on the proper selection, care and safe use of ladders in the workplace and at home. ALI also serves as secretariat for the ANSI A14 Committee, comprised of industry experts who develop safety standards for the appropriate design, manufacture, testing, care and use of various types of ladders.
About Ace Hardware
Ace Hardware is the largest retailer-owned hardware cooperative in the world with more than 5,200 locally owned and operated hardware stores in approximately 70 countries. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., Ace and its subsidiaries operate an expansive network of distribution centers in the U.S. and have distribution capabilities in Ningbo, China; Colon, Panama; and Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Since 1924, Ace has become a part of local communities around the world and known as the place with the helpful hardware folks. For more information, visit acehardware.com or newsroom.acehardware.com
Contact: Claire Sereiko, 312.673.4984
SOURCE American Ladder Institute