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In the year 2000, at the turn of the century, the U.S. Federal Occupational Safety & Health Administration, OSHA, issued a Letter of Interpretation wherein it opined that aerial lifts known as scissors lifts (see illustration) are not aerial lifts but instead are mobile scaffolds.  The opinion was...
A friend of mine, when he first got involved in the aerial lift rental business, wondered why the aerial lift manufacturers used cheap paint on the guardrail systems.  Every time he rented a scissor lift, the paint was worn off the top of the rails when the unit was returned.  It didn’t take too...
While scaffolds come in all shapes, sizes, and function, they can be categorized as supported, suspended or aerial lifts.  The American National standards Institute, ANSI, has defined an aerial platform as “a mobile device that has an adjustable position platform, supported from ground level by a...
Fall protection for aerial lift operators and users, while straightforward in my mind, seems to be a mysterious phenomenon that bewilders the minds of many and produces myths worthy of aNew Yorkbest selling novel!  Fortunately, there is no need for it to be this way.  Admittedly, the Federal...