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New MEWP Standards to Go Into Effect in North America

Changes to North American standards (ANSI A92 in the United States and CSA B354 in Canada) are coming – ANSI A92 went into effect in June, 2020, (CSA B354 was published May 2017) and these changes will create a new “normal” for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs), formerly known as aerial work platforms (AWPs), worldwide.

From a manufacturer’s perspective, here’s what rental stores and MEWP operators need to know about the new standards to be introduced soon:

  • You should be prepared for changes to the design of all MEWPs that are introduced in 2020 and beyond. All aerial lift manufacturers, including Genie, must comply with these new standards.
  • The new standards more closely align North American standards requirements with current ISO standards. These new standards dictate how aerial equipment manufacturers serving the North American market, including Genie and its competitors, address wind ratings, chassis angle and load capacity on MEWPs.

To prepare for these standards changes, Genie has been proactively working on a response to implementing the new requirements in its products and practices worldwide. It is important for you to know how Genie is responding to these changes.

ANSI A92 | CSA B354 Resources from Genie

For details on how the new standards will impact rental operations, download our free white paper:

New Era, New Possibilities

To learn more about the new line of Genie® Xtra Capacity™ booms that adhere to the new standards:

Genie® Xtra Capacity™ Booms

Download our printable quick reference guide on how to follow the new standards: 

Helping You Meet Higher Standards     Safe Use Plan Guidance

See questions from customers and answers from the team at Genie regarding the new standards from recent “Ask Me Anything” events:


Read the articles below written by the team at Genie for information on a variety of topics surrounding the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards, including frequently asked questions:

Check back here for more details throughout 2019 about the new MEWP standards coming in North America and how Genie is responding!

*With the implementation of the updated standards, Genie will continue to evaluate and manufacture our products to meet the most current industry standards worldwide and to provide our customers with innovative, reliable and safe work at height solutions.

Purchasing the ANSI A92 Standards

The ANSI A92 standards can be purchased from the Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) website by visiting the links below: