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Every year, over 300 people die in ladder-related accidents and thousands suffer disabling injuries. Mark your calendar for March 2019 to join the American Ladder Institute (ALI) in celebrating National Ladder Safety Month, designed to raise awareness of ladder safety and to decrease the number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities.

What is National Ladder Safety Month?

National Ladder Safety Month is the only movement dedicated exclusively to the promotion of ladder safety, at home and at work. During March 2019, National Ladder Safety Month will bring heightened awareness to the importance of the safe use of ladders through resources like training, national dialogue and more.

The goals of National Ladder Safety Month are to:

• Increase the number of ladder safety training certificates issued by ALI

• Increase the frequency that ladder safety training modules are viewed on

• Lower the rankings of ladder-related safety citations on OSHA’s yearly

“Top 10 Citations List”

• Decrease number of ladder-related injuries and fatalities

• Increase the number of ladder inspector trainings

• Increase the number of companies and individuals that inspect and

properly dispose of old, damaged or obsolete ladders

The “why”: Every life saved is precious. ALI believes ladder accidents are preventable, but without better safety planning, training and continuous innovation in product design, we will continue to see far too many fatalities.

The Numbers Speak for Themselves

ladder injuries every day


Source: CPSC’s National Electronic Injury

Surveillance System (NEISS) 2017 Data Highlights

About ALI

The mission of the American Ladder Institute (ALI) is to promote the safe use of our products as well as advance the common business interests of our members through a commitment to:

• Development and dissemination of appropriate standards

• Education of the public as to the proper selection, care and safe use of ladders

• Representation of the interests of its members

ALI is a not-for-profit association dedicated to promoting safe ladder use. ALI is composed of members from the United States and Canada who are ladder manufacturers and manufacturers of ladder components. ALI is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved developer of ladder safety standards. Standards are technical specifications, developed and tested by subject experts, which prescribe rules governing the safety construction, design, testing, care and use of various types of ladders. ALI was founded in 1947 and has evolved to fit the needs of the membership as the industry has changed. Construction materials and processes have developed according to changes in usage, duty ratings and industry need.


Contact Information

American Ladder Institute
American Ladder Institute


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