NSC expo
Subscribe or Register
View Cart  

Earn recertification points from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals by taking a quiz about this issue.

What's Your Opinion?

What’s the most effective method for OSHA to help ensure worker safety?

Take the poll and add your comment.

Vote Results

New initiative addresses aerial work platform safety

February 18, 2010

Tags
  • / Print
  • Reprints
  • Text Size:
    A A

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.



Post a comment to this article

Safety+Health welcomes comments that promote respectful dialogue. Please stay on topic. Comments that contain personal attacks, profanity or abusive language – or those aggressively promoting products or services – will be removed. We reserve the right to determine which comments violate our comment policy.