ANSI A92 MEWP Standards Effective Date Extended to June 1

The ANSI A92 Main Committee voted to push back the effective date for the new suite of MEWP standards to June 1, according to DeAnna Martin, executive director and ANSI liaison of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association.

This is the second time the effective date has been delayed since the A92 suite, which include the A92.20 design, A92.22 safe use, and A92.24 training requirements, were submitted to ANSI for publication at the end of 2018. Ongoing appeals have contributed to the delays.

Martin said the hearings for the two most recent appeals still need to be held. She said she is working to confirm which members will serve on the appeals panel and then the hearings will be scheduled.

The appeals panels will then have 30 days to decide on an outcome. 

This delay comes after Genie, JLG, AEM, Skanska, and other industry stakeholders submitted a petition on Feb. 14 calling for the SAIA, which serves as the secretariat for the A92 standards, to end the appeals process and publish the standards on March 1. The petition claimed that the ongoing process has caused unnecessary confusion and disruption to the industry.

The two current appeals are in addition to the previously filed appeals from the ARA and Tutus Solutions.

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