Accident Fund Launches New Safety Campaign – Fall Prevention and Ladder Safety

wss-may-2016Every year, serious and needless injuries occur because workers don’t follow proper fall prevention and ladder safety guidelines. For example, Accidents involving ladders cause an estimated 300 deaths and 130,000 injuries requiring emergency medical attention in the U.S. annually.

To help our customers protect their employees, mitigate these injuries, and avoid unnecessary medical expenses, we’ve created a new Fall Prevention and Ladder Safety campaign. The campaign website contains several tools to help policyholders, including brochures, tip sheets and helpful links. These materials cover topics such as, ladder safety, lift safety and fall safety basics.

This is an important topic — not only for preventing injury and saving money, but saving lives in many cases as well. We’d encourage you to access the site frequently to utilize all the tools and tips available to you and your employees. This campaign also coincides with OSHA’s National Stop Falls Stand Down, which takes place May 2-6.

Additional safety tools and resources can be found in the Toolbox on our website. If you’re not a customer, click here to find an Accident Fund agent near you!