CHICAGO, September 21, 2010 – The American Ladder Institute (ALI), the national trade association representing the North American ladder industry, will exhibit at the National Safety Council Expo in San Diego on October 4-6, 2010.
ALI will feature its primary safety resources which include the very well-received Multimedia Training Program.  The program provides comprehensive training to professionals and do-it-yourself ladder users. To date, over 2,500 individual users have taken advantage of this free resource which focuses on proper selection, use and care of ladders.  A certificate of completion is available once the post-training test has been completed and passed satisfactorily.
Two modules are currently available: for Step Ladders; and for Extension / Single Ladders.  The newest module, for Articulating Ladders, will be previewed at the NSC Expo and will be made available to the public at by the end of 2010. 
“This quality training program can be adopted by small and large companies, unions, and contractors.  Companies without training budgets or research & development resources can simply log-in and train staff to maximize safety,” said Janet Rapp, Executive Director of the American Ladder Institute.
In addition, ALI will feature its website,, designed to provide ladder safety information by ladder type.  Based on the ladder safety standards, of which ALI is the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) approved developer, the information is provided in a user-friendly manner. 
ALI’s newly revised primary website,, will also be featured.  ALI’s current ladder safety standards will be available for purchase as well: 
A14.1 - Wood Ladders
A14.2 - Portable Metal Ladders
A14.3 - Fixed Ladders
A14.4 - Job Made Wooden Ladders
A14.5 - Portable Reinforced Plastic Ladders
A14.7 - Mobile Ladder Stands and Mobile Ladder Stand Platforms
A14.9 - Ceiling Mounted Disappearing Climbing Systems
Founded in 1947, the American Ladder Institute (ALI) represents North American ladder manufacturers and is committed to the highest standards of ladder safety. The ALI mission is to educate the public about the selection, care and safe use of ladders. It also develops and disseminates the appropriate standards for design, construction, testing, care and use of ladders. For more information, please contact ALI at 312.673.5769 or online at

Source: American Ladder Institute

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