Genie Hosts Webinar on New North American MEWP Standards

Scott Owyen

May 6, 2019 - Joining OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction efforts to raise safety awareness in the aerial access industry, Genie will host a webinar on Friday, May 10, at 1 p.m. ET/10 a.m. PT to provide 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 will explain how the North American MEWP standards are changing and why. 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, and 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, MEWP owners and operators can benefit from the opportunity to be more educated on what is changing and how it will affect them.”

He continues: “The goal of hosting this webinar during OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down week is to continue to raise awareness about operating MEWPs safely at height. This week gives us the opportunity to highlight the upcoming changes to the ANSI and CSA standards, further increasing our customers’ awareness about the proper use of MEWPs and associated responsibilities.”

To participate in the Genie webinar, attendees can log in at https://primetime.bluejeans.com/a2m/live-event/gtwuctbb.

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 www.genielift.com/en/support/ansia92-csab354.

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