Preventing Injuries – Saving Lives™ Fall Prevention Training
Saves Time, Money, and Most Importantly, Lives

Springville, Utah, May 12, 2014 – Little Giant Ladder Systems®
(, the industry leader in ladder safety innovation, has been invited to
present at the 21st Annual Regional VIII VPPPA Conference in Omaha, Nebraska, May 19-21,
2014. The Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association, Inc. (VPPPA) is the
premier global safety and health organization dedicated to cooperative occupational safety,
health and environmental management systems. At the conference, Dave Francis, Little Giant
Ladder Systems’ National Safety Director, will train occupational safety, health and
environmental leaders ways to improve workplace safety.
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“The numbers are shocking. Every day 2,000 people are injured while using ladders; 100 suffer
a long-term or permanent disability; and tragically, 1 person dies—every day,” said Ryan Moss,
CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems and Vice President of the American Ladder Institute. “For
many companies, ladder-related incidents are the single greatest injury and lost-time expense.
Continuing education and providing state-of-the-art ladder innovation are the best ways
companies can reduce, and in many cases, prevent ladder accidents.”
Reducing the number of ladder-related injuries is becoming top priority for the nation’s foremost
companies, and Dave Francis, National Safety Director, is leading the charge. For over three
decades, Dave’s career has centered on ladders. He now spends most of his time traveling
throughout the nation training construction, mining and industry professionals, and occupational
safety and health experts on how to better prevent injuries and ensure that every employee
makes it home to their family at the end of the day.
“Better training and innovation in ladder safety will help organizations save time, money, and
most importantly, lives,” said Art Wing, President of Little Giant Ladder Systems. “Challenging
conventional wisdom for more than 40 years, Little Giant has reshaped the ladder industry. Our
innovations have changed the way people look at professional access equipment forever, they
have prevented injuries and saved lives.”
VPPPA, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) charitable organization is a member-based association that
provides a network of more than 2,500 companies and worksites that are involved in or in the
process of applying to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) or the
Department of Energy (DOE) Voluntary Protection Programs (VPP).
Little Giant Ladder Resources:
• Ladder Safety Hub:
• Ladder Safety Innovations:
About Little Giant Ladder Systems:
Little Giant Ladder Systems, Inc. manufactures and distributes superior-quality climbing
products to discerning homeowners and professionals throughout the world. The company’s
growing family of consumer brands includes Little Giant Ladders®, Little Giant Xtreme™,
SumoStance™, Select Step™, Lunar™ and Combo SXE™.
For more information contact:
Stephen Whyte
Strategic Connections, LLC
Telephone: 801-529-3060