Presents Nationwide Free Ladder Safety Training To
Reduce Injuries and Save Lives

Springville, Utah – Little Giant Ladder Systems®, (www.littlegiantladders.com), the industry leader in ladder safety innovation, has named 30-year ladder industry veteran, David Francis, as National Safety Director. Exhibiting at the 2013 American Society of Safety Engineers Conference in Las Vegas June 24-27 (Booth #557), Safety, Health and Environmental (SH&E) Professionals will learn of the nationwide free ladder safety trainings and see the latest innovations to reduce ladder accidents.
David works closely with corporate safety directors, professional associations, labor unions, trade
groups, and companies to train and educate the industry on the most up-to-date ladder safety
techniques. David provides free live training nationwide focusing on safety, human behavior and why
accidents occur. Dave also promotes the American Ladder Institute (ALI) safety training program as well as industry leading ladder safety solutions.
The U.S. leads the world in reported ladder deaths. According to the ALI, more than 330 people die
each year—approaching one ladder fatality per day. Every year approximately 724,000 people are
treated in emergency rooms, clinics and other medical settings for ladder-related injuries.
“For many companies, ladder-related incidents are the single greatest injury and lost-time expense,” said  Ryan Moss, CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems and Vice President of the American Ladder Institute.
“David’s role is critical to Little Giant’s mission to prevent injuries and save lives. Continuing education
and providing state-of-the-art ladder innovations are the only ways companies can reduce, and in most
cases, prevent ladder accidents.”
A new free industry safety website—laddersafetyhub.com—provides SH&E professionals with industry
rules and tools, case studies, and best practices for many specific industries including construction,
cable, mining, satellite, and telecom. As Managing Editor, David Francis will guide the editorial team
made up of safety professionals from all walks of life with the underlying goal to keep people safe on
ladders.
“Better training and innovation in ladder safety will help organizations save time, money, and most
importantly, lives,” said David Francis, National Safety Director. “Anyone who uses any kind of ladder
will benefit from this safety training. I am excited about this opportunity to make a difference in people’s
lives—every injury prevented, and every life saved means one more person makes it home tonight.”
Organizations may obtain more information or request training by emailing dave@ladders.com.
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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™, Cage™ and MicroBurst™.
For more information contact:
Stephen Whyte
Strategic Connections, LLC
Telephone: 801-529-3060
E-mail: Stephen@StrategiConnections.com