Joining OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction efforts to raise safety awareness in the aerial access industry, Genie hosted a webinar on Friday, May 10, that provided critical details on the upcoming ANSI A92.22-2018 (United States) and CSA B354.7:17 (Canada) standards changes. Hosted by Genie Senior Training Manager Scott Owyen, the webinar explained how the North American MEWP (mobile elevating work platforms) standards are changing and why. A free recording of the webinar is now avaible at https://youtu.be/EInE2lk9bmo.
According to Owyen, it is important to understand the more significant aspects of the new MEWP standards in North America. Changes in the new standards that will be addressed in the webinar include:
- Equipment Terminology
- Equipment Design Standards
- Safe Use and Planning
- Risk Assessment Planning
- Training (Operators, Supervisors & Occupants)
- Maintenance and Repair Personnel Training
“One of the biggest challenges in the aerial industry is increasing awareness about why safety is so important, especially as the standards change,” says Owyen. “With the standards in North America changing so significantly, this webinar offers MEWP owners and operators the opportunity to educate themselves on what is changing and how it will affect them.”
In preparation for the standards changes, additional information and resources on the ANSI A92.22-2018 (United States) and CSA B354.7:17 (Canada) standards can be accessed at https://www.genielift.com/en/support/ansia92-csab354.
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