Today, we have an infographic showing the number of ladder accidents, injuries and deaths per year. This infographic also shows how Little Giant Ladders helps prevent the most common ladder-related injuries. Check it out here!
Ladder-related accidents have been on the rise for the last couple of years. In fact, England has seen such an increase that the safety organizations are urging DIYers to be careful as they work on their projects.
So, what is so risky for DIYers?
DIYers are often in a hurry to get their projects done and don’t always put a focus on safety. In addition, workers have someone on the site enforcing OSHA guidelines, but nobody is at a person’s house reminding them to be safe and slapping on fines when safety rules are not followed.
So, if you like to do projects around your house, here are a few reminders:
If you have projects around the house you are working to complete, follow these tips so you can get your work done without having to take a stop at the ER.
A Minnesota musician was injured in a ladder accident. He was painting a house when he fell off the ladder, knocking out most of his top teeth. The article is mostly about a benefit that was held to help cover his dental bills, and it doesn’t talk a lot about his accident.
When painting a house, here are a few safety reminders to prevent a ladder accident like this one.
Remember to work safely so you can return home to your family in one piece.
Does your company take fall prevention and ladder safety seriously? The American Ladder Institute has a program for you to join. It is called the Safety Ambassador Program. When more than 20 team members from your company complete the training on www.laddersafetytraining.org you can become a Safety Ambassador.
If you would like to learn more about the Safety Ambassador program, email the ALI firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information, visit the ALI’s website.
Here are a few jobs that might require a ladder:
Wash Your Windows
Check for and Repair Leaks
If any of these tasks is on your to-do list, here are a couple of safety tips to help you get the job done safely: