Jun. 06, 2021
JLG Industries, McConnellsburg, Pa., an Oshkosh Corp. company, is supporting the National Safety Council’s (NSC) 25th National Safety Month by publishing a new eBook “How to Reduce the Hidden Cost of Ladders,” a step-by-step guide to achieving safer, more productive job sites. The eBook is now available for download on JLG® #DirectAccess.
In its eBook, JLG outlines the steps companies can take to avoid running into the red while working at height, including how to:
- Plan work more efficiently
- Recognize the risks of ladders
- Understand the true costs of wasteful motion and ladder falls
- Use alternative solutions that save money and protect crews
The eBook also shares a case study from Oshkosh Corp., on how it has successfully implemented these strategies across the organization with compelling results.
In an excerpt from “How to Reduce the Hidden Cost of Ladders,” Randy Marzicola, director of business development for JLG, says, “Ladders are a major source of expensive injuries. Ladders can cause wasteful motion, which leads to fatigue and reduces productivity. The less productive contractors are, the more costly it is. This eBook was developed to help users recognize the opportunities to minimize movement, which is a step towards safer, healthier and more sustainable and productive job sites.”
According to Marzicola, a safer equipment alternative to ladders is low-level access lifts, which are designed to mitigate the risk of costly injuries. In the eBook, JLG highlights the features and benefits of its full line of low-level access equipment.
JLG also is supporting NSC’s National Safety Month initiatives by providing resources related to job site safety, including an in-depth look at JLG’s latest advancements in access equipment and technology solutions, on #DirectAccess. New content is posted weekly.
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