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Upcoming ABC Webinars

Check out the upcoming ABC webinars:

2019 STEP Application

Date: January 15, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. ET
Length: 60 Minutes
Speakers:   Amy Faris, Manager of Safety Programs and Initiatives, ABC National
Steve Wiltshire, Director of Safety, ABC National

 

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION
Ready to start your 2019 journey to world-class safety? This webinar about the ABC 2019 STEP application is the best and most informative guide to the application process. With lots of improvements like the four new key components, the First STEP process, and updates to the online process, ABC National’s safety staff will help be your guide to this year’s application.

New ANSI Standards for Aerial Work Platforms

Date: January 29, 2019
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Length: 60 Minutes
Speakers:    Rick Smith, Senior Director, Global Product Training, JLG Industries

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION 
The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) creates standards that govern the design and use of aerial work platforms across North America. New ANSI standards for the U.S. were published in December 2018 and become effective in December 2019. The industry now has less than one year to become compliant with the new ANSI standards.

Everyone associated with aerial work platforms will be impacted by the new standards. Owners, operators, occupants, supervisors, manufacturers, dealers, and people that rent aerials will need to make changes in the areas of training, job site safety, and machine selection to accommodate the new standards.

There are three new ANSI standards that cover machine design, safe use, and training. Machine Design standards (A92.20) govern the design, safety requirements and testing of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Safe Use standards (A92.22) govern the application, maintenance, and safe operation of MEWPs. Training standards (A92.24) govern training requirements, topics, and methods for MEWPs. The impact of each of these standards on MEWP users and operators will be covered in this webinar.

 

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