Key Requirements in New ANSI Standards for MEWPs

We’re days away from ANSI’s new standards regarding the design, safe use and training requirements for mobile elevating working platforms (MEWPs) taking effect. March 1 is the big day! Formerly known as aerial work platforms, MEWPs include machines, such as boom lifts, cherry pickers and scissor lifts, that help workers perform tasks at height. ANSI’s […]

Never Underestimate the Risks of a Confined Space

Last month, a high school classmate of mine, and his co-worker, were involved in a fatally tragic, yet totally preventable, accident in a grain elevator—among other hazards, a confined space. I’ve spent my whole life working and doing my part to make sure that family, friends and coworkers are educated about the hazards involved with […]