Safety

National Safety Stand-Down: Rental Ready

Kicking the tires and lighting the fires isn’t enough A piece of equipment just returned off a rental contract and is scheduled to quickly return to the field. Before it does, it must be thoroughly inspected before the next rental. Every time…no matter how long the last rental contract…no matter the length of the next…

National Safety Stand-Down: What are the Fall Protection Requirements When Operating an Aerial Work Platform?

The number one priority on any aerial jobsite should be to promote a safe workplace for both the operators and the equipment. To do this, it is important for everyone onsite to follow safety rules and regulations set forth by industry agencies such as ANSI and OSHA, as well as outlined in the equipment manufacturers’…

National Safety Stand-Down: What is the difference between “familiarization” and “general training?”

One of the most frequently asked questions we get in the training department at Genie is “what is the different between ‘familiarization’ and ‘general training’ for aerial work platforms?” The answer to this question is two-fold. First, it is important to understand the difference in definition, and second, it is important to know the difference…

Genie Joins OSHA’s National Fall Prevention Stand-Down Efforts

The number one priority on any aerial jobsite should be to promote a safe workplace for both the operators and the people around them. One of the biggest challenges in the aerial industry is increasing awareness about why safety is so important, especially as the standards change. For 50 years, Genie has changed the market…

OSHA Issues “Working Safely with Scissor Lifts” Alert

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has released an updated hazard alert that highlights specific hazards present in workplaces where scissor lifts are used, and defines specific controls employers must implement to prevent incidents. Below are excerpts from this important OSHA alert; the entire alert can be downloaded via this link: Working Safely…