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ASSE Meeting--Portable Ladder Safety

Eastern New York Chapter of the American Society of Safety Engineers is proud to announce the following technical meeting on September 12th, 2016 at The Standard Restaurant and Lounge located at Crossgates Mall, Albany, NY, beginning at 5:30 p.m.:

Portable Ladder Safety

Ladders if used improperly can create a common work place hazard. They are frequently used and many times misused resulting in severe injuries including death from falls. In the last decade 43% of fatal falls involved a ladder. Among construction workers the number is even great at 81% involving ladders. Per the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) work-related falls from ladders caused 113 deaths and almost 15,500 nonfatal injuries that resulted in at least one day away from work in 2011. The discussion will review the following in regards to portable ladders:

Identify scope of problem

Types, materials and ratings



Common misuses

Common ways people get hurt

Best practice solutions to reduce/eliminate ladder accidents

Questions and feedback


Alan Snow – Manufacturing Representative from KB Sales Agency servicing MA, RI, ME, NH, VT and Eastern NY. Alan is a graduate of the University of Vermont and has been working in the safety industry since 1989. Alan has also worked nearly 12 years for a national safety distributor. His focus in distribution primarily centered around the following categories; gas detection, respiratory, fall protection and confined space. He has been with KB Sales since 2011. Safety lines Alan works with are Little Giant Safety, 3M / DBI Fall Protection, Radians, National Marker Company, Stanco Manufacturing and MAPA Glove.

Networking in the bar area begins at 5:00 with a cash bar, and dinner will be served in the private room at 6 PM, followed by the presentation at 6:45 PM. The cost of the event is $25 and includes: meal, desert, coffee and tea. Soda and alcoholic beverages will be available at an additional charge in the Tavern bar.

We are charged for no shows, please email to cancel.

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