Safety Equipment

Serious Labs Adds Skyjack President to Board

Date: 28-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Brad Boehler

Virtual reality training solutions provider Serious Labs announced that Skyjack President Brad Boehler has joined its board of directors.

Boehler will advise on business and strategy topics, and provide counsel regarding the compliance of VR simulators with a variety of standards. His appointment expands the board to seven members.

IPAF Issues Guides for New ANSI A92 Standards

Date: 28-11-2018 / Author: kscally

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) released important guidance to help companies and individuals understand the new ANSI A92 standards, set to be published Dec. 10 and go in effect December 2019.

Four IPAF white papers identify key changes in the North American (both ANSI and CSA) standards to help define responsibilities for companies, owners, and operators in order to become compliant.

ANSI A92 Standard Updates Approved for MEWP Design, Use

Date: 26-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Genie SX-135 XC boom

ANSI is planning to publish the updated A92 suite of standards on Dec. 10, setting the stage to usher in sweeping changes for the design and use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs).

The changes to the standards will affect manufacturers, dealers, rental companies, owners, and users of MEWPs. The new standards are more than six years and thousands of man-hours in the making, said Ted Beville, executive director of the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which serves as the standards' secretariat. 

JLG to Offer Reverse Safety Feature on Boom Lifts

Date: 19-11-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. announced that the SkyGuard SkyLine enhanced control panel protection system will be standard for North American boom lifts.

Aspen Equipment Hires Safety Director

Date: 07-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Ron Lamprecht

Aspen Equipment, Bloomington, Minnesota, hired Ron Lamprecht as director of safety, compliance and development.

Lamprecht’s construction experience includes working with multiple location companies and OSHA entities, which is ideal for Aspen Equipment with branches in Iowa and Nebraska.

Terex Utilities, Custom Truck One Source Congratulate Hurtman Rescue Competition Winners

Date: 31-10-2018 / Author: kscally
2018 Hurtman Rescue Competition

Terex Utilities and Custom Truck One Source offered their congratulations to the winners of the the Hurtman Rescue competition at the International Lineman’s Rodeo recently held in Bonner Springs, Kansas.

Fall Protection Company Launches New Brand, Products at Safety Show

Date: 21-10-2018 / Author: kscally

Pure Safety Group (PSG), which recently acquired four safety equipment companies, is launching as the PSG brand, a family of the combined company brands and harmonized product lines at the 2018 National Safety Congress (NSC) trade show in Houston. 

In the last 10 months, PSG acquired Web Devices, Guardian Fall Protection, Checkmate, and Ty-Flot to become the largest dedicated provider of height safety equipment and services in the world.

JLG Adds Bolt-On Fall Arrest System for Boom Lifts

Date: 10-10-2018 / Author: kscally

JLG Industries Inc. is offering a new bolt-on system to help operators move safely outside the platform of its boom lifts.

This feature allows an occupant to exit the platform at height and step onto adjacent structures while being tied off to an approved lanyard anchor point on the platform. The Bolt-On Fall Arrest System consists of two large steel brackets securing a 6-ft. cable with a ring that can move from one end of the cable to the other. Attaching the lanyard to the ring improves maneuverability and allows the operator to perform tasks outside of the platform.

AEMP Names New CEO

Date: 25-09-2018 / Author: kscally
Donte Shannon

The Association of Equipment Management Professionals (AEMP) selected Donté P. Shannon, as its new CEO to replace Stan Orr, who is retiring after 20 years at the helm of AEMP.

Shannon has worked extensively in association management for 12 years, the last three as the executive director of the Specialty Advertising Association of California.  

TVH Introduces New LED Beacon

Date: 18-09-2018 / Author: kscally
TVH LED Beacon

TVH in the Americas (TVH) added a new LED beacon series to their lineup of quality replacement parts and accessories for the material handling and industrial equipment industries.

The SY22059 series is a high-profile beacon available in either permanent or magnetic mount options. These beacons not only flash, but also rotate, providing the functionality of a strobe or rotator in one light.

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