ALI and OSHA Work Together to Decrease Ladder-related Accidents and Fatalities

CHICAGO, Jan. 10, 2017 – The president of the American Ladder Institute (ALI), Ryan Moss, met with OSHA leadership in Washington, D.C. to foster the relationship between ALI and OSHA and discuss strategic plans for collaborating to promote the safe use of ladders. The upcoming National Ladder Safety Month in March 2017 was also presented and OSHA agreed to work with ALI to raise the public awareness on the proper selection, care, and safe use of ladders. ALI was also invited to participate in OSHA’s Alliance Program Construction Roundtable (APCR).

“With more than 300 people dying each year in ladder-related accidents, the American Ladder Institute is focused and dedicated to reducing these numbers,” said Ryan Moss, president of ALI and chief executive officer of Little Giant Ladder Systems. “Working arm-in-arm with OSHA to educate the public to the proper selection, care and safe use of ladders will help reduce OSHA-reported ladder-related fatalities. OSHA’s support for the upcoming National Ladder Safety Month in March 2017 will raise awareness and complement the combined efforts of leading ladder manufacturers to promote the safe use of ladders.”

Every ladder accident is preventable, but without better training and continuous innovation in safety planning and product design, fatalities will continue. U.S. and Canadian ladder manufacturers and manufacturers of ladder components are working with OSHA to:

  • Collaborate on ladder safety initiatives,
  • Disseminate appropriate standards and
  • Educate the public to the proper selection, care and safe use of ladders.

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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.

 

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For more information, contact:

Alyssa Ware

Marketing & Communications Coordinator

American Ladder Institute

312-673-5426

aware@americanladderinstitute.org