Employers, owners and operators are now required to comply with new requirements for mobile elevated work platforms (MEWPs) based on American National Standard Institute (ANSI)’s new A92 standard. ANSI/SAIA A92.22-2018 Standard for Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) addresses the design of new aerial lift equipment and ANSI-SAIA A92.24-2018 Standard for Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs), provides an overview of required training for operators, supervisors and maintenance personnel.
Aerial lifts are so common in the electrical construction industry that a description or definition may not seem warranted. However, to understand applicable regulations and the scope of what is included, it is necessary to review both the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and ANSI definitions and descriptions.
The latest release in the NECA Safety Guide series, NECA Guide to Aerial Lifts, is specifically designed to assist contractors in understanding and complying with new OSHA and ANSI MEWP equipment and training requirements. Now available for purchase in the NECA Store, this handy jobsite guide is printed on weatherized and tear-proof paper, and perfect for use on the jobsite or for your company's safety training.
The NECA Guide to Aerial Lifts (Index: #5031-20) is available for purchase in the NECA Store in three formats: as a printed guide, digital download (PDF) or as a digital resource kit (which includes the PDF download, a PowerPoint for in-house training and additional annex resources.)
The printed and PDF versions of the guide is $25 for members and $50 for non-members.