The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health’s ladder safety app for smart phones is a finalist for an Innovation Award.

The app addresses causes of ladder falls by having interactive, easy to use safety tools and guides, accessible to anyone with a smart phone.

Falls-from-ladders are a leading cause of injury and death. The US treats more than 500,000 people a year and about 300 people die from ladder-related fall injuries.

Listed are five major causes for fall incidents:

  • incorrect ladder setup angle
  • inappropriate ladder selection
  • insufficient ladder inspection
  • improper lader use
  • lack of access to ladder safety tools

Reduce the number of ladder falls and download the app today.

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