JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corporation company, is supporting the American Ladder Institute's (ALI) 5th annual National Ladder Safety Month, Feb. 22 through March 31, which raises awareness of ladder safety.
To accompany the efforts, JLG published a white paper available for download on JLG #DirectAccess called, "5 Steps to Reach Zero Falls From a Ladder at Work." The white paper highlights how Oshkosh Corporation and its brands work towards eliminating falls from a ladder in a pursuit of the highest level of OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program (VPP)
In a press release, Jennifer Stiansen, director of marketing for JLG, said, "Let’s be honest, most companies don’t give much thought to the overarching cost of using a ladder. But ladders are a major source of expensive injuries — and not just from falls or falling objects either. Ladders can lead to other occupational hazards, including ergonomic and overexertion injuries from strenuous movements and the carrying of them between work locations. These injuries lead to lost time, reduced productivity, and costly workers compensation claims.”
Stiansen and JLG are promoting low-level access products as safer alternatives to lower the risk of injuries. She said, “Low-level access products minimize the risk of falls and overuse injuries by reducing unnecessary climbing. Safety-conscious companies, including JLG’s parent company Oshkosh, are committing more and more to the elimination of ladders where safer alternatives exist.”
In addition to the new white paper, JLG will provide additional content related to ladder safety on #DirectAccess and will continue to post new articles on these topics throughout National Ladder Safety Month.
Insight provided by JLG Industries and edited by Alexis Brumm.