CHICAGO, Dec. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the only awareness month dedicated to ladder safety, National Ladder Safety Month, March 2017, will be a one-stop shop for safe ladder use for homeowners and working professionals. The presenting sponsor, the American Ladder Institute (ALI), encourages both individuals and companies to support National Ladder Safety Month and spread awareness about the importance of ladder safety.
"Every year over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents, and thousands suffer disabling injuries," said Ryan Moss, President of the American Ladder Institute (ALI), and CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems. "Without better training and continuous innovation in safety, planning and product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities. National Ladder Safety Month will heighten awareness, reinforce safety training, and educate homeowners and working professionals. The American Ladder Institute is calling upon all individuals and organizations throughout the nation to promote and to participate in ladder safety."
During March 2017, National Ladder Safety Month will bring heightened awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources, training and a national dialogue. The month of March will be divided into four areas of focus that support ladder safety:
- March 1 – 11: Overall Importance of Ladder Safety
- March 12 – 18: Ladder Safety at Work
- March 19 – 25: Ladder Safety at Home
- March 26 – April 1: Ladder Inspection and Disposal
Join the movement this March by planning your own ladder safety event. Learn more how you can participate by visiting www.laddersafetymonth.com and get involved on social media using #laddersafetymonth.
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 education and training provides 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.
For more information, contact:
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
American Ladder Institute (ALI)
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SOURCE American Ladder Institute