First U.S. IPAF Summit Gets Access Industry Fired Up

Safety and training were the dominant themes at the IPAF Summit held in the U.S. for the first time on March 26, 2013 in Miami, Florida. Several speakers called for pressing changes in the US powered access industry to keep it safe and efficient. Jordan Barab, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, shared OSHA statistics on falls from heigh...
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Steve Couling of Versalift elected IPAF president

Steve Couling, managing director of TIME-Versalift, was elected as the new president of the International Powered Access Federation at the IPAF annual general meeting on March 26, 2013 in Miami. He succeeds Wayne Lawson of JLG. (Note: At the handover of the IPAF presidency (left to right): Outgoing IPAF president Wayne Lawson of JLG; new IPAF president Steve Couling of ...
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New Simpo Sign II®

Plasticade SimpoIIThe Simpo Sign II® from Plasticade® has been redesigned with all of the company’s most popular design features.

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Monarch's Z Clip System Does Some Heavy Lifting

Monarch engaged Qualtim, Inc. of Madison, Wisconsin to undertake load testing of the Monarch Z Clip system for mounting panels in the most typical installations. The tests included testing of the panel clips to the back of the panel, testing of the Monarch Clip system in a typical installation on metal studs and wood studs.   The testing confirmed wha...

NCCCO Stands Behind Substance Abuse Policy

NCCCO-LogoThe National Commission for the Certification of Crane Operators (NCCCO) has confirmed that its substance abuse policy remains in full force and effect. The statement was issued in light of the recently passed initiatives in Colorado and Washington permitting the use of marijuana for so-called “recreational” purposes.

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Hingst’s Sign Post: Shop Safety Plan

Sign Builder Illustrated columnist Jim Hingst writes in his latest blog: “In some cases, your employees will not recognize the hazards in your shop or on the job site. Your responsibility is to educate your people about these hazards, such as those posed by contact with solvents or other hazardous materials. If your employees are exposed to hazardous fumes, vapors, dusts, etc...

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Top OSHA Official to Address IPAF Summit

OSHA barabIPAF is delighted to announce that Mr. Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and second in command at OSHA, has confirmed that he will address the IPAF Summit in Miami on March 26.

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Introducing the SpiderRail™ Guardrail System

SpiderRailSpider, a division of SafeWorks, LLC, announces SpiderRail™—a temporary, non-penetrating guardrail system used to protect workers from fall hazards in the restoration, new construction, and process industries.

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25th Anniversary of American PERMALIGHT, Inc.

American PERMALIGHT®, Inc. celebrates its 25th Anniversary in March 2013. Since 1988, American PERMALIGHT® has been known for its photoluminescent safety products and printable substrates that get activated by ambient lighting and emit their bright luminance in the dark without electricity. In 2001, PER...
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The Advantages of On-premise Signage

Hickey Autoplex PostFallsIt’s long been understood that signs can drive business. New and republished research shows just how it can influence sales, hiring, and a community’s tax base.

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IPAF: eLearning Module for Aerial Work Platforms

IPAF eLearningThe International Powered Access Federation (IPAF) has successfully trialed a new eLearning module as part of its established AWPT training program for U.S. operators of aerial work platforms (AWPs). The eLearning module has been developed and tested with IPAF member NES Rentals which has now trained most of its 1,040 staff to PAL Card level.

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Outwater Introduces its LED Integrated Standoffs

According to studies, consumer awareness and sales of products rise significantly when highlighted with an appropriate source of lighting, as opposed to similar presentation without being lit under otherwise equal conditions. Outwater [Outwater Plastics Industries, Inc. + Architectural Products by Outwater, LLC] introduces its new s...

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