Lift equipment manufacturer JLG Industries Inc. announced that Byrd Reed, rescue captain at a Texas oil refinery, is the winner of a LiftPod portable aerial work platform. The portable unit features a stable and enclosed platform that allows users to move about freely and work with both hands in a 360-degree range of motion. An attachable work tray holds tools and equipment for added convenience. The LiftPod is operated using a cordless 18-volt drill or optional power pack
sweepstakes was held to raise awareness about safety in the workplace,
particularly for maintenance and facility management jobs performed at heights.
Reed submitted his sweepstakes entry with the goal of acquiring the LiftPod as
a ladder replacement for a variety of maintenance and construction jobs that
would give employees better stability and access.
safety is a core value of ours, and the LiftPod will be an excellent new
resource to help improve risk management and worker efficiency throughout our
refinery,” Reed said. “Anytime you’re working at heights, specifically at six
feet and higher, reducing the risk of falls is a top priority. The LiftPod will
help do just that.”
scaffolding and fall protection routinely appear on OSHA’s top 10 most
frequently cited standards, with all three making the 2009 list. The LiftPod
provides a stable and secure environment for maintenance, repair and renovation
jobs done up to 14 feet off the ground.