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ASSP Revises Z10 Standard for Safety Management

Date: 27-09-2019 / Author: abrumm

The revised ANSI/ASSP Z10.0-2019 standard that guides implementation of safety and health management systems is now available from the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) after recently being approved by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI).

Scaffold & Access Industry Association Names New Directors

Date: 02-07-2019 / Author: kscally

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) appointed DeAnna Martin as executive director and Jackie Brown as associate director.

Martin also serves as the SAIA/ANSI liaison for the A92 Accredited Standards Committee, which develops the standards for the aerial platform industry. She had previously served as the SAIA’s associate director since 2014.

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.

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.

Genie President Among Speakers for IPAF Summit 2019

Date: 29-01-2019 / Author: kscally
Genie President Matt Fearon IPAF Summit

The International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) announced its speaker lineup for this year’s Summit, set for March 6, 2019, in Dubai, UAE, and it will include Genie President Matt Fearon and Serious Labs CEO Jim Colvin, among others.


The Ryze SBL (Scissor and Boom Lift) Simulator is intended to supplement actual equipment training by offering a safe, blended learning solution. The virtual reality (VR) software consists of 33 training scenarios, including three 20-minute practical evaluations that meet industry requirements for boom lifts, slab lifts, and diesel rough-terrain scissor lifts. The simulator allows the operator to attempt IPAF and ANSI training requirements in a dynamic environment without risk of physical harm.

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. 

By : 
Karen M. Scally

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.

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