Residential Construction and Safe Ladder Use: It Can Be Done!

Recorded On: 03/23/2018

This interactive webinar replay will guide you through ladder safety on a residential job site. We will discuss some of the real-life direct and indirect costs associated with ladder misuse and accidents, from medical bills and increased insurance premiums to OSHA fines and lost time on the job. We will cover the most important aspects of a safe ladder program, including selection, inspection, set-up and use. Finally, we will give you solutions for the most common ladder problems. Join us in seeing how safe ladder use on a residential jobsite can be done!

Participants in this webinar replay will:

  • Realize the direct and indirect costs associated with ladder misuse.
  • Identify the importance of a safe ladder program.
  • Recognize solutions for common ladder problems.

NAHB Builders Mutual Safety Sponsor
This webinar replay is provided free of charge thanks to Builders Mutual, the official safety sponsor of NAHB. Builders Mutual provides insurance coverage exclusively to the construction industry, and operates in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast. To find out about how Builders Mutual can protect your business, visit or call 800-809-4859.


  • Sean Purcell, C-MESH, CBIA Technical Manager Risk Management, Builders Mutual Insurance Company
  • Dave Francis, Little Giant Ladder Systems

NAHB Continuing Education: 1.0 hours of continuing education credit for the following 12 designations: CAPS, CGA, CGB, CGP, CGR, CMP, CSP, GMB, GMR, Master CGP, Master CSP and MIRM.

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Sean Purcell, C-MESH, CBIA

Risk Management Technical Manager, Builders Mutual Insurance Company

Sean Purcell, is a Risk Management Technical Manager with Builders Mutual Insurance Company, and is passionate about providing safe workplaces in the construction industry. Sean serves as an instructor of OSHA 10-Hour, Safety Pays: A Practical Approach to Safety on Your Jobsite, Fall Protection and other risk recognition and avoidance programs. He spent nine years as a prior safety director for a commercial construction company and spent 4 years working as a safety consultant with a third party administrator in the Ohio workers‘ comp system. Sean earned his Bachelor of Science from Slippery Rock University in Pennsylvania. He also holds a North Carolina agents license.  

Dave Francis

National Safety Director, Little Giant Ladder Systems

Dave Francis is National Safety Director of Little Giant Ladder Systems, with the sole purpose of preventing ladder accidents and hopefully saving lives by promoting ladder safety training and innovation in safe ladder design. David has been in the ladder business for over thirty years.  As a college student he cleaned the offices of Little Giant Ladder Systems at night and has stayed with the company ever since. Working his way up the ladder (pun intended), Dave became the Director of R&D and holds five U.S. patents for improvements in ladder design. His goal is the same as yours, getting everyone home to their families at the end of the day. 


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Recorded 03/23/2018
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