New Construction Safety Practices and Innovative Ladders

Reduce Incidence of OSHA Safety Violations

Springville, Utah, August 2, 2016 – Little Giant Ladder Systems®, the industry leader in ladder safety innovation, has addressed three of OSHA’s 2015 top 10 serious safety violations by building a 13,500 square-foot luxury residence to show the world a major construction project can be completed faster, better, and more safely from start to finish using only Little Giant ladder equipment.  “The House That Little Giant Built” was a 15-month residential construction project where contractors, framers, roofers, plumbers, electricians, decorators, and landscapers, among others, used only Little Giant climbing safety equipment that is engineered to help prevent the leading causes of ladder-related safety issues.

View a 2-minute video of the mansion being built at www.littlegianthouse.com or #littlegianthouse.

Every day 2,000 people are injured while using a traditional ladder.  One hundred of those people suffer a long-term or permanent disability.  And every day, one person dies.  Three of OSHA’s top 10 ‘serious’ violations in 2015 (#1, #3, #7) were related to falls and in the specific category of construction, improper ladder use was #3 in violations.

“Residential construction is still the Wild West when it comes to safety,” said H. Arthur Wing, Chairman & President.  “For years the same problems have resurfaced in OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited violations, which tells you not much has changed in the industry, until now.  We’ve told the world that Little Giant’s purpose is to prevent injuries and save lives.  Now we’ve shown the world exactly how to accomplish that purpose with ‘The House That Little Giant Built.’  We’ve proven that not only can you complete a beautiful, artisan-quality construction project using only Little Giant Ladders, but that you can do it safely and efficiently.”

Constructed in Provo, Utah, the exquisite and unique multi-million-dollar fully automated smart-home project used only the finest materials and contractors.  All building professionals involved in the project used only Little Giant multi-use ladders, stepladders, adjustable safety cages, and extension ladders currently being used by diverse industries around the world.  Little Giant ladder equipment helped professionals on the project work more safely and efficiently because the right ladder was used for the right job.  As a result, the project was finished without even a minor-ladder-related incident.

“It is evident by the sheer number of ladder accidents each day that although it is an important component, training alone has not begun to solve the problem,” said Wing.  “This project signals to the world that superior product design and increased awareness, in all ladder applications, prevents injuries and saves lives.  During the entire project not one person was injured while using a ladder.”

“We had the right ladder for the right job every time,” said Ryan Johansen, Lead Installer, Authority Heating and Cooling.  “My guys felt safe and secure, and our team was able to complete a flawless install of a state-of-the-art HVAC system quickly without a single injury—and that’s what it’s all about. Before this project, I would not have guessed we could complete this kind of complex luxury home with only Little Giant ladders.”

Additional Resources:

###

About Little Giant Ladder Systems:

Little Giant Ladder Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes superior-quality climbing products worldwide.  As the industry leader in ladder safety innovation, the company’s growing family of brands includes Little Giant Ladders®, Little Giant Xtreme™, Aerial Safety Cage™, SumoStance™, Select Step™, Lunar™ and Dark Horse™.

About ‘The House That Little Giant Built’:

“The House That Little Giant Built” is a 13,500 square-foot luxury residence designed by Cindy Jo Wing Design and Inouye Design that has shown the world a major construction project can be completed faster, better, and more safely from start to finish using only Little Giant Ladder equipment. “The House That Little Giant Built”, which will be the residence of the owners of Little Giant Ladders, is an example of Little Giant Ladder Systems’ worldwide leadership in tackling chronic industry problems and setting higher safety standards to help people prevent injuries and save lives.  Many leading manufacturers and service providers partnered with Little Giant to support this important cause including Kohler, Dish, Sub-Zero and Wolf Appliances, Vivint, BMC, Authority Heating and Cooling, GateHouse, BDI, Hearth and Home, Hammer-Time Construction, RhinoRock, Guymon Thomas Furniture, Old World Stone, R&M Pools and Spas, Mountainland Design, SMT Services, Inc., Jasper Plumbing, Inc., Radon Be Gone, and Snap Power.

For more information contact:

Stephen Whyte

Strategic Connections, LLC

Telephone: 801-529-3060

E-mail: Stephen@StrategiConnections.com