Genie Event to Address New North American MEWP Standards

Scott Owyen, Genie senior training manager, Terex AWP

June 6, 2019 – Genie has invited customers to ask questions and get answers about the ANSI A92.22-2018 (United States) and CSA B354.7:17 (Canada) standards during its upcoming “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) event, June 10-14.

The event will also provide customers with information on the recent appeals to the standards and explain which parts of the standards these appeals specifically apply.

“It is important to understand the more significant aspects of the new MEWP standards in North America,” says Scott Owyen, Genie senior training manager, Terex AWP, “including what is changing and how it will affect everyone, from operators to equipment owners, as well as how the new standards apply to Genie products and training solutions.

“Given the significance of safety in the new North American standards, we want to answer everyone’s questions to reduce confusion in the marketplace,” he adds.

On June 10, Genie will post an AMA prompt on the Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, as well as social media, to garner questions. The post will stay open, or “live,” for questions and comments through Friday, June 14.

Hosted by Owyen, changes in the new standards that will be addressed will include:

  • Equipment Terminology
  • Equipment Design Standards
  • Safe Use and Planning
  • Risk Assessment Planning
  • Training (Operators, Supervisors, and Occupants)
  • Maintenance and Repair Personnel Training

Customers wishing to participate in the AMA event, or simply to follow the questions and responses, can access the Genie Aerial Pros website in a variety of ways, including the dedicated Genie Aerial Pros AMA Event page, the Genie Aerial Pros website, the Genie website and through the company’s social media pages.

For more information on Genie products and services, visit www.genielift.com.