The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation Re-Launches Safe T Riders Education Program

Super Hero Characters to Educate Children about Elevator and Escalator Safety

 MOBILE, AL - The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) has relaunched the former Safe T Rider education program with the introduction of the Safe T Riders. The goal of the program is to provide elevator and escalator safety education to school-aged children in North America. Last October, EESF unveiled the new program characters, Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl, and this August, the new website was introduced to the riding public.

 “I’m excited about the launch of the new Safe T Riders program. The EESF is at the point where we can strategically target our safety messages online, as well as continue to mail the printed program to schools who are still interested in receiving it that way. The continued work on updating the other safety programs and the creation of the new Safety Ambassadors workplace training program is also exciting,” stated Tom Sybert, EESF Chairman.

 EESF is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that was created by the elevator/escalator industry to develop and disseminate safety materials to the public in order to eliminate preventable accidents on the industry’s equipment. The Safe T Rider program was created in 1993 to educate children how to ride elevators and escalators safely. Annually, the program educates more than 500,000 children in the United States and Canada. The program is also licensed in Australia and India, and is affiliated with safety-minded programs in Argentina and the United Kingdom.

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Additional programs include Rise Up Safe Rider, focused on safety education for university students; A Safe Ride providing safety education for adults and seniors; and the HomeSafe program, providing education to those with elevators in their homes.

 All Safe T Riders program materials are available online at Printed materials may be requested through the Foundation office by contacting For more information about EESF or any of its programs, visit

 The mission of the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation is to educate the public on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving walks.

It's Back To School For The Safe T Riders!

The Safe T Riders are ready to educate students about the safe way to ride
elevators and escalators. If you want to get the program to an area near you let us

We have an AMAZING new interactive website with Games, TRIVIA, and a printable
CERTIFICATE for your students to receive after learning all their AWESOME elevator
and escalator safety knowledge.

Visit TODAY to review the NEW program!
If you would like to request printed materials or would like more information, please
contact, EESF Program Director.

Thank You IAEC!

EESF is sending a HUGE SHOUT OUT to the New York Region of International Association of Elevator Consultants, who hosted their 23rd annual fundraiser on the beautiful PHD Lounge atop the Dream Downtown Hotel in fabulous New York, NY! Your $15,000 annual contribution to the Foundation is an amazing show of support for our mission and our programs! THANK YOU to our NY IAEC friends! Melissa Aponte Sheila N Swett Daniel Swett



The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) has announced Michael Langer, safety/regional director for the International Union of Elevator Constructors (IUEC), as its campaign chairman for the 2016 fundraising year. Based in Middleboro, Massachusetts, Langer will lead the fundraising team in seeking tax-deductible donations to further the EESF’s mission to educate the public on the safe and proper use of elevators, escalators and moving walks through information programs. IUEC is a labor organization representing approximately 25,000 union members in North America and Puerto Rico. Langer has installed, repaired and maintained equipment for KONE, Thyssenkrupp and Schindler, among others, and has been a safety director for IUEC since 2006.

Thank You NAESA International!

This month, EESF spotlights one of our founding partners, NAESA, and its tremendous support for our Foundation through the years. NAESA is an annual campaign donor, along with its individual regions including, Eastern, Western and Central. A fundraiser for EESF also takes place during their annual re-certification process.

Each year NAESA hosts several hundred industry contractors during the annual Wisconsin Safety Symposium, graciously donating booth space and waiving registration fees which allows EESF to participate. It also hosts a silent auction (see photos below). To date, more than $39,000 has been raised through this effort to support EESF!


NAESA Hosts EESF Silent Auction Raising $2,010!

Thank you to the NAESA team for hosting a fabulous Wisconsin Safety Symposium and allowing EESF to conduct a silent auction once again this year! We raised $2,010 to support the Foundation.


ASME * EHC Global * Elevator World * EMS Doors * GAL Manufacturing* Gorman Company * Innovation Industries * Janus Elevator Products* LittleFuse * Madison Fire Department * MEI Total Solutions * NAESA * SCS Elevator Products * Vator Accessories * Vertitron Midwest *

Safe T Super Hero's Teach Children to Ride Elevators, Escalators Safely

New Safe T Rider campaign launched by the Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation

Encourages kids to HOLD ON, LACE UP and FACE FORWARD! 
September 28, 2015- (BOSTON, MASS) — The Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation (EESF) unveiled the new super-hero characters, Safe T Boy and Safe T Girl, to teach children how to ride elevators and escalators safely.  They will serve as the organization’s mascots for the cornerstone safety program, Safe T Rider.  The characters were unveiled at the foundation’s fundraiser held at the National Association of Elevator Contractor’s (NAEC) annual convention in Boston, Mass in September.

The new campaign includes a video, kids activity page and soon to be added interactive website for children and parents to help teach the safety measures they should be aware of when riding elevators, escalators and moving walkways.


Only $46,200.00 to raise before June 30th!

Thank you for your continued support of our Elevator Escalator Safety Foundation. As you know, the Foundation has undergone several significant changes over the past year and as we look forward to the future, we know there will be more to come. It is because of these changes that we are sending a special request to you today for assistance in further achieving our goals for this year.

We need your help! The EESF’s fiscal year ends June 30th, 2015. We are $46,200.00 amount away from reaching our $75,000 new program development fundraising goal and have less than 30 days to collect it.

To date we’ve collected $130,000.00 for our Annual campaign and need you to consider donating or making another donation today if you haven’t already done so. Please share this with your coworkers, colleagues and those who care about safety.   As of today the contract has been signed, the marketing firm is working on the plan and we’re gearing up to release the program the first week of September for the start of the new school year.

Please use the following link to make your donation and share it with those who you believe care about the safety of children and others who use elevators, escalators and moving walkways. Together we can help educate kids, parents and the world that the equipment in our industry is safe when ridden properly. Our staff, board and other EESF membership are committed and enthusiastic about the future of our Foundation and we hope that you are, too!

Thank you in advance for your consideration. We appreciate your confidence and support as we continue to sustain grow our mission to educate the public on the safe and proper use of industry equipment.