Safety Equipment

IPAF Partners with United Rentals to Offer MEWP Training

Date: 17-12-2018 / Author: kscally

International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has announced a ground-breaking agreement with member firm United Rentals Inc., owner of the largest powered access rental fleet in the world, to offer certified mobile elevated work platform (MEWP) operator training through its United Academy blended learning platform. 

Senior training managers from United Academy worked with IPAF to closely align the company’s training content with the globally recognized IPAF MEWP operator course.

Registration Opens for Safety 2019 Conference in New Orleans

Date: 10-12-2018 / Author: kscally
Safety 2019

The American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) announced that registration is open for the Safety 2019 Professional Development Conference and Exposition, the nation’s largest conference for occupational safety and health professionals.

The conference expects to draw more than 5,000 attendees from 40 countries, and it is set for June 9-12 at the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center.

United Rentals, Serious Labs Partner on Virtual Reality MEWP Training

Date: 30-11-2018 / Author: kscally
Jim Colvin

United Rentals is partnering with Serious Labs Inc. to provide virtual reality (VR) MEWP training as part of its blended learning model for operator certification.

This model – new to the equipment rental industry – debuted on Nov. 28 when United Rentals opened its first United Academy training center with VR simulation in Alberta, Canada.

Lift and Access Announces Call for Entries for 2019 LLEAP Awards

Date: 29-11-2018 / Author: kscally

Lift and Access magazine is now seeking entries for its 2019 LLEAP Awards program.

The Leadership in Lifting Equipment and Aerial Platforms (LLEAP) Awards recognize innovative equipment, support products, and services introduced during the previous 12 months.

The 2019 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. Here’s what you need to know to enter.

Eligible products and services include:

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.

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