Free Webinar May 5th will Summarize Proposed Changes to ANSI A92 Standards | Construction News

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) and the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) are hosting a free webinar about changes to the SAIA/ANSI A92 standards that set best practices for aerial lifts in the United States.

The free webinar will take place Thursday, May 5, 2016, at Noon CDT / 1:00 pm EDT.

Anyone wanting to participate can register by clicking here, or by visiting www.ipaf.org and finding the webinar's page under the Events tab.

All aerial lift industry stakeholders will be affected by the proposed new standards that will likely be published during 2016 in both the US and Canada.

Many existing standards will be replaced by the new suite of standards addressing design, safe-use, and training. This joint webinar will provide a summary of proposed key changes and potential effects from several aspects: Design, Safety-use, and Training.

About the Presenters:

Tony Groat is development manager for IPAF North America. He is accountable for developing the growth of the association in the North American market. The association promotes the safe and effective use of powered access equipment, including aerial lifts and mast climbers.

Brent Hoover is director - product safety & reliability department at JLG Industries, Inc. He is responsible for ensuring the products manufactured by JLG are safe. JLG Industries is the world's leading designer and manufacturer of access equipment.

Francis L. (Frank) Bonesteel is the ANSI Accredited Standards Committee A92 Aerial Platforms Main Committee vice-chairperson, the A92.8 Vehicle-mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices Sub-Committee Chairperson, and the ASC A92.24 Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing, and Maintenance of MEWPs Sub-Committee Chairperson. He is a former Teamster and Local president, a former manager (thirty plus years) for the New York State Department of Transportation, and is currently the owner of Bonesteel Construction Company. He also counsels, instructs, and serves as an expert witness.