March is National Ladder Safety Month

March is National Ladder Safety Month, an opportunity to promote awareness, training, and education to prevent ladder-related injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year in the United States, more than 500 thousand people are treated for and about 300 people die from ladder-related injuries. The Authority has ladder safety resources available from our Training Department, while the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) has a program to address falls in the workplace.

For more information on National Ladder Safety Month, and to find out how agencies can promote responsible use of ladders, both in the workplace and at home, visit the American Ladder Institute’s website dedicated to this issue.