Genie Safety Minute is intended to facilitate health and safety discussions on the job site.
There are five concepts of safe machine operation, all of which are outlined in the machine’s operator’s manual, for Genie® aerial equipment, including mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPS, formerly AWPs) and telehandlers.
When developing new operator protection technology, you must reach beyond equipment and listen to the workers who are using it each and every day.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created in 1970 to assure safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance.
The operator of a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) is responsible for providing instruction or confirming that all occupants have received instructions to have a basic level of knowledge to work safely on the MEWP.
Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) come in a variety of designs and unique performance characteristics.
When a person falls or is ejected from a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP), it only takes a short period of time for them to experience suspension trauma (blood pooling in their legs) even if they are wearing a properly fitted full-body harness.
The new ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 Standards should have everyone who uses mobile elevating work platforms reevaluating or creating a safe use plan.
With new the ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 Standards on everyone’s mind these days, it’s essential for business owners that employ the use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) to spend some time creating a **safe use plan** for their organization.
Since the new ANSI A92 standards were published on December 20th, 2018, one of the most often asked questions I receive is “Do I have to replace the ANSI Manual of Responsibilities on all of my MEWPs (Mobile Elevating Work Platforms) with the newest one?”
From new construction to maintenance and repair work, articulated and telescopic booms put people where they need to be to get the job done.
Genie Safety Minute: Light Assembly Frames
Learn more about loading and unloading a mobile elevating work platform (MEWP) in this month’s Aerial Pros Minute.
Genie Safety Minute: Lifting a Boom and Scissor Lift
Genie Safety Minute: Grounding Plug Safe Use