U.S. Department of Labor Encourages Employers to Mark National Safe + Sound Week, Aug. 10-16, 2020

Date: 11-08-2020 / Author: shannon
Safe + Sound Week

August 10, 2020 - The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) encourages America’s workplaces to commit to workplace safety and health by participating in Safe + Sound Week, this week, Aug. 10-16, 2020.

Safe + Sound Week is a nationwide event that recognizes the successes of workplace safety and health programs and offers information and ideas on how to keep America’s workers safe.

New Video Gives Tips for Refueling Safely with Propane

Date: 05-08-2020 / Author: shannon

The Propane Education & Research Council released a new forklift safety video, adding to its existing collection of online safety resources. The video features safety tips narrated by a propane service technician.

IPAF Issues Guidance for Minimizing Virus Risk

Date: 12-05-2020 / Author: shannon

The International Powered Access Federation has issued guidance to help people using mobile elevating work platforms, mast-climbing working platforms, and construction lifts and hoists to minimize the risk of spreading coronavirus.

The new document has been developed and reviewed by IPAF’s safety experts and members with specialist knowledge of health and safety best practices.

Terex Utilities Gives Tips for Disinfecting Aerial Devices, Digger Derricks

Date: 08-05-2020 / Author: shannon
Terex Utilities

The need for frequent and thorough disinfecting of work trucks like aerial devices and digger derricks is a new task for service managers.

In response to questions from customers, Terex Utilities offers Tech Tip #140 to remind users of the many equipment surfaces that may have been touched by crew members.

IPAF Welcomes New ISO Standard for MEWP Operator Controls

Date: 21-04-2020 / Author: shannon

The International Powered Access Federation welcomes the introduction of a new international standard about operator controls for mobile elevating work platforms.

The new standard, ISO 21455:2020, was published earlier in April. It culminates a decade of work from IPAF, its members, and the U.K. Health and Safety Executive to standardize the actuation, displacement, location, and method of operation of MEWP control.

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).

JLG Offers SkySense on Boom, Scissor Lifts

Date: 19-09-2019 / Author: abrumm
JLG SkySense

Sep. 19, 2019 — JLG Industries is now offering its SkySense technology for most boom and scissor lifts.

SkySense uses strategically placed object detection sensors and innovative ultrasonic technology to heighten equipment operators' awareness of the immediate surroundings. When operators are using the machine, sensors establish warning zones and create stop distances dependent on the machine’s direction.

Aftermarket orders can be placed at JLG Online Express and new machine orders can be coordinated through a JLG sales representative.