New Safety Standards Set in Home Building To Address OSHA’s Top 10 Safety Violations; “The House That Little Giant Built” Demonstrates A Safer Way To Complete Every Ladder-Related Job on a Major Construction Project.
Little Giant Ladder Systems® is addressing OSHA’s 2014 top 10 serious safety violations by building a 13,500 square-foot house to show the world a major construction project can be completed faster, better, and more safely from start to finish using only Little Giant ladder equipment. “The House That Little Giant Built” is a ten-month residential construction project where contractors, framers, roofers, plumbers, electricians, decorators, and landscapers, among others, will have access to the most versatile, safest ladder equipment available that helps prevent three of OSHA’s top 10 most-cited safety violations.
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Every day 2,000 people are injured while using a traditional ladder. One hundred of those people suffer a long-term or permanent disability. And every day, one person dies. Three of OSHA’s top 10 ‘serious’ violations in 2014 (#1, #3, #7) were related to falls.
“For years the same problems have resurfaced in OSHA’s top 10 most frequently cited violations, which tells you not much has changed in the industry, until now,” said H. Arthur Wing, Chairman & President. “We’ve told the world that Little Giant’s purpose is to prevent injuries and save lives. Now we’re going to show the world exactly how to accomplish that purpose with ‘The House That Little Giant Built.’”
Being constructed in Provo, Utah, the multi-million-dollar fully automated smart-home project is led by Chatwin Homes and backed by Little Giant Ladder Systems. All building professionals involved in the project will use only Little Giant Ladders currently being used by diverse industries around the world. Little Giant ladder equipment will help professionals on the project work more safely and efficiently because the right ladder will be used for the right job.
“It is evident by the sheer number of ladder accidents each day that although it is an important component, training alone has not begun to solve the problem,” said Ryan Moss, CEO of Little Giant Ladder Systems and Vice President of the American Ladder Institute. “This project signals to the world that superior product design and increased awareness, in all ladder applications, prevents injuries and saves lives.”
“Finally someone has taken the lead and started to find real solutions to what OSHA has consistently identified to be the most common safety issues,” said Rick Chatwin, CEO, Chatwin Homes. “’The House That Little Giant Built’ is an example of Little Giant Ladder Systems’ worldwide leadership in tackling chronic industry problems and setting higher safety standards to help people prevent injuries and saving lives.”