ANSI A92 Standard Updates Move to Next Step for Approval

The long-awaited proposed ANSI A92 standards, with extensive updates for the MEWP equipment industry, have been submitted to ANSI for approval by the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the secretariat for the standards.

The submission came after an appeal panel unanimously found in favor of the appeal’s respondent, the A92 chairman and secretariat, said DeAnna Martin, SAIA associate director and ANSI liaison. Now, ANSI will conduct a review, Martin said.

“The submittal will go to the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) for review due to having unresolved objections,” Martin said.  

ANSI has until Nov. 15, one month after the standards’ submission for approval, to provide a status update, Martin said.

“We do not have a timeline from ANSI on when the BSR will meet to review our submittal,” Martin said. “Upon approval, we will have a publication date of two weeks.”

Once published, the standards’ effective date will be one year from that publication date.
In other ANSI A92 news, the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC) for the standards held its annual meeting Oct. 22-24.

At the meeting, the A92 Main Committee approved five new committee members: EPRO Safety Solutions, Albert Eccles; ML Crane & Equipment, Mickey Hodges; The Center of Construction Research and Training (CPWR), Michael Kassman; Piranha Safety, Eric Moran; and KHL Group, Tony Radke. Martin said 12 individuals were also approved on various A92 subcommittees. 

The next ASC A92 annual meeting will be held in 2019 in Kansas City, Missouri, with the specific dates to be determined, Martin said.

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