March is National Ladder Safety Awareness month

Safety is the first thing taught to new employees at home improvement retail operations—and for a good reason. There are 34,000 ladder-related accidents annually in Canada. An organization south of the border, the American Ladder Institute (ALI), has dedicated the month of March to National Ladder Safety Awareness month. It is now promoted on both sides of the border. In Canada, all provinces and territories have workplace regulations for working at heights. They should be among the first things taught to new recruits. For more information, go to National Ladder Safety Month.