March is National Ladder Saftey Month
Across North America, about 2,000 ladder-related injuries occur every day and 364 deaths occur each year from falls. And while you may think you’re not susceptible to these injuries, there are a lot of everyday tasks that require ladders. People use ladders for tasks like changing light bulbs, hanging home decor, cleaning your roof or gutters, and even reaching the top shelf of the kitchen pantry. This makes ladder safety everyone’s responsibility.
Get a better understanding about Ladder Safety Month…
Help promote safer habits this March during National Ladder Safety Month. Together we can help prevent and reduce risk while using ladders. Ladders are one of the most dangerous and common household item. With improper use, it can result in injury or even worse, death. We have several resources to help you make smart choices and stay safe:
Ladders 101: One of the top reasons for Ladder-related injuries is from choosing the wrong ladder for the job.
Ladder Checklist: Now you’ve chosen the right Ladder for the job, ensure you know how to use the ladder safely – following these guidelines.
5 Most Common Causes of Ladder Injuries: View and share this video that provides a sneak peek of National Ladder Safety Month’s segment on The Lifestyle List, which airs March 10.
Properly using a ladder is something everyone should know how to do. Learn more and keep an eye out for information on next week’s National Ladder Safety Month topic, Ladder Safety at Work: Focus on the Safety Administrator.
Visit the National Ladder Safety Month website for more information.