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Greenville, Pa. — April 26, 2016 — WernerCo, a leader in ladders and manufacturer of a complete line of climbing products and fall-protection equipment, will conduct more than 100 trainings this year that align with OSHA’s (Occupational Safety & Health Administration’s) annual "Stand Down To Safety" initiative.
Fatalities caused by falls account for almost 40 percent of construction deaths and many of these can be prevented with proper training and education. (According to the National Roofing Contractors Association, Bureau of Labor Statistics show 69 workers in the roofing industry died in 2014 from falls that occurred as they were doing their jobs.)
To raise awareness, the annual OSHA safety campaign focuses on the top 10 most frequently cited OSHA violations in order to prevent accidents, such as falls from ladders or structural steel. To support this initiative, WernerCo plans to train more than 5,000 end users in job-site safety over the course of the five-day campaign, May 2 to May 6.
The Werner End-User Specialist (EUS) team, comprised of the best-in-class safety professionals, will train on the proper use of ladders and fall-protection gear at job sites across the country.
Each team member team is engaged in continuous on-site training simulations. The team takes this training directly to job sites and offers companies a range of services from 10-minute safety inspections before work to multiple-day job-site competent-person courses.
Last month, the Werner EUS team conducted 250 ladder and fall-protection training sessions, with more than 3,300 people trained. These trainings have included 78 ladder inspections, 30 fall-protection inspections, 72 harness-adjustment training sessions, and 70 fall-protection tripod training sessions.