Safety Equipment

2019 LLEAP Awards Deadline Extended

Date: 08-07-2019 / Author: kscally
2019 LLEAP Awards

There’s still time for companies to enter their new products and services in the 2019 Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards, presented by Lift and Access magazine.

The deadline for entries to the annual program that honors the latest innovations in lifting and access equipment has been extended to July 26.

This year’s awards will recognize products that have been introduced into the North American market between June 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, and are currently available for purchase in North America.

ANSI Rules in Favor of Appeals Against A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 31-05-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) found in favor of two appeals filed against the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, stating that the design, safe use, and training standards violate the commercial terms and conditions of ANSI’s Essential Requirements. 

The appeals, which were heard by the BSR on May 7, pertained to the requirements of the Manual of Responsibilities (MOR) and that modifications or additions to a MEWP be made only with the permission of the manufacturer, arguing that those provisions were not in compliance with ANSI’s commercial policy.

United Rentals Names Former Riwal CEO to New Executive Role

Date: 01-05-2019 / Author: kscally
United Rentals' Norty Turner

United Rentals appointed Norty Turner to the newly created role of senior vice president of services and advanced solutions.

Turner, the former CEO of Riwal, will oversee four business units, including United Academy, customer equipment service, customer fleet solutions, and advanced solutions. His role will have a distinctive focus on building out service and solution platforms to better support customers.

Custom Equipment Introduces 10-Ft. Push-Around Scissor Lift

Date: 27-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Custom Equipment Hy-Brid PA 1030 scissor lift

Custom Equipment introduced the Hy-Brid PA-1030 push-around lift as a safer and more productive alternative to ladders and scaffolding.

The model enables users to manually maneuver the unit into place and hydraulically raise and lower to the desired work height. 

The PA-1030 features a 10-ft. platform height and a 16-ft. working height. The platform is 41-in. long by 20.5-in. wide, and the total stowed height is only 69 in.

PSG Introduces Two Fall Protection Harnesses

Date: 20-03-2019 / Author: kscally
PSG Guardian Series 3 fall protection harness

Pure Safety Group (PSG) unveiled two new Guardian Fall Protection safety harnesses in its Series line.

All harnesses meet OSHA standards, exceed ANSI standards, and are pending CSA certification.

Genie Offers MEWP Supervisor Training for New ANSI Standards

Date: 19-03-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie Lift Pro Supervisor Training

Genie is now offering a new Lift Pro Online training course designed specifically for MEWP supervisors in order to meet the requirements of the new ANSI A92.24 training standards, which go into effect in December.

CM Labs Develops Advisory Service to Aid Simulation Integration for Training

Date: 13-03-2019 / Author: kscally
CM Labs SimGuide Service

CM Labs Simulations announced a new advisory service to support companies with simulator adoption for enhancing training programs.

The SimGuide Service is designed to assist companies whether they are developing a simulation-based training program for the first time or extending the use of their existing Vortex simulator from CM Labs. It is also suited for companies who are incorporating simulation into new initiatives, such as operator cross-training, or as an operator recruitment and assessment tool.

Skyjack President to Head IPAF Leadership Team

Date: 12-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) confirmed the election of Brad Boehler, president of Skyjack, to the role of president of its board at the association’s annual general meeting in Dubai.

Other changes included Norty Turner of United Rentals elected as IPAF deputy president and Karin Nars of Dinolift confirmed as vice president.

By : 
Karen M. Scally

On May 7, ANSI's Board of Standards Review (BSR) will hear two appeals protesting the approval and publication of the new A92 standards for MEWPs, which are set to go into effect in December.

ANSI to Hear Two Appeals Asking for Withdrawal of New A92 Standards for MEWPs

Date: 06-03-2019 / Author: kscally

The ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) will hear two appeals of the approval of the new A92 standards for MEWPs on May 7 in New York City, asking for the withdrawal of the standards published in December 2018. 

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