Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – (MEWP’s)

Introduction Changes to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) / Scaffold and Access Industry Association (SAIA) A92 standards have created a new “normal” for equipment formerly known as aerial lifts, aerial work platforms (AWPs), manlifts, powered platforms and vehicle-mounted work platforms. They are all now referred to as mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs). The ANSI … Continue reading Mobile Elevating Work Platforms – (MEWP’s)

“OSHA Announces Feral Cats Are Not Vermin”

On October 4, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued a press release and announced that it was proposing changes to 18 separate regulations “as part of an ongoing effort to revise provisions in its standards that may be confusing, outdated or unnecessary. The proposals run across a wide spectrum from the technical (i.e., … Continue reading “OSHA Announces Feral Cats Are Not Vermin”

OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection

Fall Protection Guidelines A synopsis of OSHA’s Fall Protection Standards (OSHA standard 29 CFR 1926.501 through 503). Fall protection is generally thought of as: Guardrail systems Safety net systems Personal fall arrest systems Positioning device systems, and/or Warning line systems The standard: Covers most construction workers except persons inspecting, assessing, or investigating the workplace conditions … Continue reading OSHA Training – An Introduction To Fall Protection