Changes in ANSI Standards

Kristi Pronovost The Merit Shop Spokesman Blog

ANSI has made some significant changes to the aerial lift standard. All aerial lifts will now be named Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, or MEWPs, and there is new terminology to classify the equipment. This change no longer aligns with OSHA and OSHA will be put in a position to make adjustments to reflect the new changes. The ANSI standard is set to go in to effect on December 10, 2019, and it will require all operators and supervisors of operators to receive the updated training in order to meet the new requirements.

To better serve ABC Keystone members, Kevin Keith, Director of Safety, has recently attended instructor training held at JLG in McConnellsburg, PA. Kevin is now authorized to offer the training and will assist employers in meeting the new ANSI standards.

July 8, 2019