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Aerial Lift Safety: When to Wear a Body Harness

A common question regarding aerial lift truck safety is “do my operators need to wear a body harness?” The risk of an operator being catapulted is the true deciding factor. It sounds extreme but when an operator drives a boom lift over rough terrain, even in a lowered position, an operator can be ejected up […]

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Forklift Safety: Hiring Contractors

It takes many hands to run a warehouse. At times you must call upon the expertise of others, such as contractors, for building repairs or renovations. When heavy equipment is involved, it’s important to understand federal law and regulations. Contractor Safety: Aerial Lifts A major factor is the type of equipment. The most common equipment […]

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The Benefits of Aerial Lifts

Aerial lifts can make a difference in your company’s day to day operation. There is a broad spectrum of models with a variety of lift heights suitable for almost any work environment. When choosing an aerial lift, some aspects to consider are indoor vs. outdoor applications, vertical and horizontal reach of platform and lifting capacities. […]

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Aerial Equipment: Telehandlers

The telehandler has quickly become the equipment of choice for construction worksites. Because telehandlers are multi-purpose and perform on sites a standard forklift cannot maneuver, they are also good for masonry, residential landscape, oil and gas applications.  For example, in an industrial application, a telehandler can remove cargo from a trailer and place loads on […]

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Selecting an Aerial Lift For Your Job

When you have the wrong equipment, operators are tempted to find production solutions that compromise safety. Too often, equipment is selected based on guesses, the model used in a previous application or what’s currently available in a dealership’s rental or used fleet. Thinking of your previous aerial selection, what factors were considered before approving the […]

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How the Aichi Scissor Lift Helps with OSHA Height Regulations

When general maintenance tasks require elevation, the quickest and easiest solution is to grab a ladder. However, a ladder has its limitations and falls continue to be a top-reported OSHA injury. OSHA Height Regulations What are the OSHA height regulations? For general industry workplaces, OSHA requires fall protection be provided to employees when elevations reach […]

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The Basics of Aerial Lift Lockout Tagout

Lockout/Tagout (LOTO) procedures are a complex and varied subject for heavy equipment and material handling. Aerial lifts are one of the more difficult subjects for this safety requirement. Because aerial lifts are varied in controls, application and design, laying out a single procedure to fit all machines would prove difficult. For example, a truck-mounted aerial […]

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Aerial Lift Maintenance Requirements

What are the aerial lift maintenance requirements? And, should you be doing more? Your aerial lift must be maintained in safe working order. ANSI A92.6 outlines both a frequency and annual inspection. Each inspection shall be “performed by a person(s) qualified as a mechanic on the specific make and model of the aerial platform or […]

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Aerial Lift Safety: Minimum Handrail Height

What is the aerial lift minimum handrail height? Fall protection requirements for handrail systems require a minimum height of 42”, plus or minus 3”. If an operator steps up on the rails or toe boards the operator will not have proper handrail height for their body. Unfortunately, many Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) professionals are […]

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The Reason for Scissor Lift Lanyard Attachment Points

Most equipment manufacturers, backed by OSHA and ANSI regulations and interpretations, agree that wearing a body harness and lanyard while operating a scissor lift is not required. In some cases, wearing the personal protective equipment (PPE) may add risk. For example, narrow-based scissor lifts have tipped from the force and momentum created by a person […]