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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