AerialPros Equipment

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Purchasing MEWPs Compliant with Regional Standards

In the United States, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, or OSHA, is the primary enforcement agency for mobile elevated work platform (MEWP), or commonly known as aerial work platform (AWP), safety on the jobsite.

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Clearing Up the Confusion: Fall Protection Requirements on Group B MEWPs

When it comes to using fall protection equipment for on mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs), many still do not fully understand, or comprehend, the requirements in the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards, as well as the OSHA and OHS requirements, for fall protection on MEWPs in the United States and Canada.

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Innovation with a Purpose

There is a lot of buzz in the industry swirling around technology and innovation.

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What Constitutes Proper MEWP Training?

One of the biggest challenges facing our industry today is how to increase awareness about why safety training is so important.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Occupant Instruction

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.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Selecting the Appropriate MEWP

Mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) come in a variety of designs and unique performance characteristics.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Creating Rescue Plans

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.

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MEWP Safe Use Plan: Risk Assessment

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.

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Creating a MEWP 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.

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Addressing the Challenges of the Upcoming Changes to the ANSI A92 Standards

The upcoming implementation of the new ANSI A92.22 Safe Use and A92.24 Training Standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) in the United States is creating quite a bit of confusion in the industry. T

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Certification Vs. Qualification for Service, Maintenance and Operating Personnel

One of the most common questions we receive at Genie is: “Will I be certified to work on/inspect/operate Genie® Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) upon successful completion of a Genie technical service or operator training course?”

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OSHA National Safety Stand-Down 2018: What is the difference between “familiarization” and “general training?”

One of the most frequently asked questions we get in the training department at Genie is “what is the different between ‘familiarization’ and ‘general training’ for aerial work platforms?”

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OSHA National Safety Stand-Down 2018: What are the Fall Protection Requirements When Operating an Aerial Work Platform?

The number one priority on any aerial jobsite should be to promote a safe workplace for both the operators and the equipment.

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OSHA Set to Increase Fines, Inspections – How Does It Affect Your Rental Business?

For the first time in 25 years, fines levied by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will increase, under a provision in the new budget deal President Obama signed into law on November 2, 2015.

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National Safety Stand-Down 2017: Tips for Inspecting Your Booms for Maintenance Parts

We know keeping your equipment up and running on the job is at the utmost importance for your business.

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How are ANSI Standards for Aerial Work Platforms Enforced by OSHA?

With increases in OSHA penalties, as well as conducting more inspections to identify violations of its policies and impose the new fines, a question many in the aerial rental market are asking is: How are ANSI standards enforced by OSHA?

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National Safety Stand-Down: Rental Ready

Kicking the tires and lighting the fires isn’t enough

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Genie Joins OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down Efforts

The number one priority on any aerial jobsite should be to promote a safe workplace for both the operators and the people around them.

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OSHA Issues “Working Safely with Scissor Lifts” Alert

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an updated hazard alert that highlights specific hazards present in workplaces where scissor lifts are used, and defines specific controls employers must implement to prevent incidents.

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