ANSI A92 & CSA B354 Standards
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:
To learn more about the new line of Genie® Xtra Capacity™ booms that adhere to the new standards:
Download our printable quick reference guides 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:
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.Read more: of Clearing Up the Confusion: Fall Protection Requirements on Group B MEWPs
Updated Training RequirementsOne of the biggest challenges facing our industry today is how to increase awareness about why safety training is so important. As the North American aerial industry implements the new ANSI and CSA standards changes, companies need to understand their responsibilities regarding training requirements for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs).Read more: of Updated Training Requirements
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.Read more: of What Constitutes Proper MEWP Training?
Recap of the Pending ANSI/CSA Standards - Everything is ChangingANSI (United States) and CSA (Canada) standards have, for almost four decades, provided best practices for safe, reliable access to work at height and have delivered a consistent benchmark for safe machine design in North America.Read more: of Recap of the Pending ANSI/CSA Standards - Everything is Changing
Big Changes Coming to ANSI A92 StandardsThe new standards are based on an ISO model, so they are very similar to the current European EN280 standard. As a global manufacturer, Genie can leverage our experiences in Europe to help with the transition, but we have to remember that North American aerial operators are very different.Read more: of Big Changes Coming to ANSI A92 Standards
Start Preparing Now for the New Aerial Standards ComingWith Tier 4 emissions standards compliance underway, we now need to turn our attention to the next “big thing” to impact the aerial rental market — pending changes to the ANSI A92/CSA B354 standards series* (which cover all North American aerials).Read more: of Start Preparing Now for the New Aerial Standards Coming
How Industry Regulations and Standards WorkWith the pending changes to ANSI 92* and CSA B354 standards, there is a need for education in the aerial market about the implications of the new standards, as well as how they will work with current industry regulations.Read more: of How Industry Regulations and Standards Work
Language and Terminology Changes in the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards UpdatesANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are about to get a facelift. Pending standards changes, which are estimated to go into effect this year, are written to be more in line with the ISO model so standards will be in global alignment for trade and exporting.Read more: of Language and Terminology Changes in the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 Standards Updates
Changes to the ANSI and CSA Standards You Need to Know AboutThe current ANSI and CSA standards for safe use and training have not been updated for many years (the current ANSI boom, scissor lift and manually propelled standards were last updated in 2006, and CSA standards go back even further).Read more: of Changes to the ANSI and CSA Standards You Need to Know About
Eight Stages of Risk AssessmentWith so much changing in the updated ANSI/CSA standards, it is important to call attention to one key item that every user (identified in the standards as employers) needs to be aware of.Read more: of Eight Stages of Risk Assessment
Frequently Asked Questions About the Upcoming ANSI/CSA Standards ChangesWith the pending changes to the ANSI A92 and CSA B354 estimated to go into effect in 2020, it is important for you to start preparing your business and your customers now for what will be different.Read more: of Frequently Asked Questions About the Upcoming ANSI/CSA Standards Changes
Big Changes, Little Changes Are ComingIn addition to the terminology and language changes in the new ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards, which are projected to go into effect in 2020, the standards also include several big changes to the equipment itself.Read more: of Big Changes, Little Changes Are Coming
Preparing for Platform Load SenseChanges to ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards are coming; we expect to the standards to go into effect in 2020. One of the more significant equipment changes coming from the updated standards will be the addition of platform load sense.Read more: of Preparing for Platform Load Sense
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: