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    New initiative addresses aerial work platform safety

    February 18, 2010

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    Five organizations recently released a guide (.pdf file) on best practices for aerial work platform equipment as part of a larger initiative to promote safety and increase risk management knowledge.

    The document addresses:

    • Education on industry-recognized and supported standards
    • Presenting best practices and minimum general training guidelines for AWP operators
    • Emphasizing the differences between general training and familiarization to all parties responsible
    • Clarifying minimum qualifications of the trainer
    The American Rental Association, Association of Equipment Manufacturers, Associated Equipment Distributors, Scaffold Industry America and International Powered Access Federation jointly released the guide.



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