David Francis, Little Giant’s National Safety Director, Invited to Meet with OSHA in Washington, D.C.; Discuss Fall Prevention Strategies for Construction Industry

Springville, Utah, November 15, 2016 – Little Giant Ladder Systems®, the industry leader in ladder safety innovation, was invited by the U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) to discuss fall prevention best practices and strategies for the construction industry.

In Washington, D.C., David Francis, National Safety Director for Little Giant Ladders, with Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, and Mr. Scott Earnest, Deputy Director, NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health, along with many other top government officials discussed the current serious situation and how industry and government can work hand-in-hand to prevent injuries and save lives.

Three of OSHA’s top ten most-cited violations relate to falls.  National statistics show:

  • -Everyday 2,000 people are injured while using a ladder,
  • -100 suffer a long-term or permanent disability,
  • -And one person will die in a ladder-related accident.

“It was a tremendous honor for Little Giant Ladder Systems to sit at the table with the U.S. government’s foremost safety experts and share trainings and innovations that are preventing injuries and saving lives,” said David Francis, National Safety Director, Little Giant Ladders.  “As the nation’s leading safety organizations and companies continue to share best practices and utilize the new pioneering advancements in ladder equipment, more and more working professionals will safely make it back to their homes every night.”

Additional Resources:

Little Giant Ladder Systems’ free safety trainings, social media platforms and education tools will help prevent people from becoming industry statistics.

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™.


For more information contact:

Stephen Whyte

Strategic Connections, LLC

Telephone: 801-529-3060

E-mail: Stephen@StrategiConnections.com