March is National Ladder Safety Month

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National Ladder Safety Month Marketing Guide: Our voice is stronger together. Help Us spread our message.

Last year, our National Ladder Safety Month message reached millions of people, and with your help this year, it can reach even more.

Thank you for your support of the 2023 National Ladder Safety Month! We have developed this marketing kit to help you promote the value of this important program and spread the word to your network.

This guide was created for you and can be used in conjunction with one another or on their own. Our goal is to make amplifying our message as easy and empowering as possible.

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Ladder safety during the COVID-19 pandemic: Association releases guidance


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Glasgow, Scotland — More regular deep cleaning of ladders are among the tips the Ladder Association has developed for employers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The free online resource cites as the basis of its recommendation a study, published in April in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing that the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 (SARS-CoV-2) can live on stainless steel or plastic ladders for up to 72 hours.

Employers should communicate measures they’re taking to protect workers, remind employees about proper hygiene practices and encourage workers to stay at least 6 feet away from others. Because physical distancing can be difficult to practice when multiple people are needed to perform certain ladder tasks, including stabilizing and raising the equipment, the association has tips for employers to consider for these activities. Employers also should perform risk assessments and review rescue plans.

“Keeping ladder users safe now means protecting them from coronavirus as well as falls and other injuries,” Gail Hounslea, chair of the Ladder Association and managing director of the Ladderstore, said in a June 12 press release. “Businesses are facing the unprecedented challenge of getting people safely back to work during a pandemic. Ladders are only a small part of what they’ve got to consider, but we realized we could use our expertise to support all those whose workers will be heading back up ladders and need to ensure every safety aspect is covered.”