Safety
Mr. Shiz and Foundry, two artists from Paris and Brighton, have created two pieces of urban art commissioned by the International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) celebrating aerial platform safety. The artists from Wet Paint Productions…
AWPT, the North American subsidiary of IPAF, has launched a new aerial work platform (AWP) training course aimed at enabling supervisors and managers to prepare for and safely coordinate various types of AWPs on site.…
The International Sign Association has released the results of a three-year study it commissioned on single-pole sign structures. The new report enhances the understanding of sporadic failures of single-pole, high-rise sign structures that incorporate “telescoping…
Basic electronic calculators will be permitted for use on certain CCO written exams, the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has announced. Previously, calculators have been prohibited on all CCO national tests.…
The National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) announced it has been awarded accreditation by the American Standards Institute (ANSI) for two of its newest certification programs: the CCO Rigger Level II and…
ToolPak introduces ToolVest™, which helps eliminate bulky tool belts and keeps workers safe. The vest features twenty easy-to-reach pockets (six flap and 14 quick-access pockets); four quick-release buckle adjust points; and a large rear pocket…
Frank discussions on what is appropriate training for aerial work platform (AWP) operators and how to keep operators safe marked the first-ever IPAF U.S. Convention held November 1-2 in Chicago. For starters, AWPT’s Gary Riley…
More than 220 sign company personnel have participated in ISA’s industry-leading mobile crane operator safety certification training program in 2011. The training program is designed to help the industry meet certification requirements from OSHA. Immediately…
On November 1, CCO Crane Inspector Certification launched a new CCO national crane inspector certification program, developed jointly by the National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) and the Crane Certification Association of…
The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has rescinded its January 2009 letter of interpretation #20070823-7896 on the use of shock absorbing lanyards in aerial work platforms (AWPs). The 2009 letter of interpretation had…
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