WernerCo to Host Safety Training Events in Support of OSHA Stand Down for Safety

Company plans to train more than 5,000 end users in jobsite safety over the course of the 5-day campaign

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WernerCo, a leader in ladders and manufacturer of climbing products and fall protection equipment, will be conducting more than 100 training events this year that align with OSHA’s annual Stand Down for Safety initiative

Fatalities caused by falls account for almost 40% of construction deaths1 and many of these can be prevented with proper training and education. To raise awareness, the annual OSHA Safety Campaign focuses on the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations in order to prevent accidents, such as falls from ladders or structural steel. In support of this initiative, WernerCo plans to train more than 5,000 end users in jobsite safety over the course of the 5-day campaign that will take place from May 2-6, 2016.

The Werner End-User Specialist (EUS) team, comprised of safety professionals, will train on the proper use of ladders and fall protection gear at jobsites all across the country. During the OSHA National Stand Down for Safety 2016 events, the team is committed to reaching as many fall protection and ladder users as possible with the company’s unique safety perspective.

“Safety is of the utmost importance at WernerCo and we are constantly developing new products and training programs with the end user’s safety in mind,” said Dan Ward, the company's National Safety Training Manager. “With these trainings, we hope to reach safety professionals across many sectors to broaden safety education, protocols and practices.”

In addition to a comprehensive ladder and fall protection training program, the EUS team offers instruction, maintenance and troubleshooting on jobsite, truck and van equipment. Each training event will focus on safety responses based on real-life scenarios. Participants will be trained on basic safety by application and how to respond when a potential issue occurs. From one-on-one trainings to large-scale seminars, the team will reinforce OSHA’s message and the importance of keeping people safe on the jobsite.

Any end user or business interested in enlisting the services of the EUS team, can email EndUserSpecialists@wernerco.com. WernerCo also offers online training for those that are not able to participate in person. For more information, visit www.wernerladder.com.