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

Springville, Utah, January 24, 2012 – Little Giant Ladder Systems®, (www.littlegiantladders.com),
maker of the original articulating ladder, has named 30-year ladder industry veteran, David Francis, as
National Safety Director. 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 will provide free training nationwide in which all participants can receive the American Ladder Institute (ALI) safety training certificate.
“Ladder-related injuries have the potential to be a company’s largest single 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 innovation are the only ways companies can reduce ladder accidents.”
The U.S. leads the world in reported ladder deaths. According to the ALI, more than 300 people die
each year—approaching one ladder fatality per day. Every year approximately 164,000 people are
treated in emergency rooms, clinics and other medical settings for ladder-related injuries.

“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