14.03.2016

Online resources to prevent aerial lift injuries and fatalities

While aerial lifts are used frequently at construction, warehousing, and many
other jobsites, they can pose potentially fatal hazards to workers. Aerial
devices include boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers or
bucket trucks, aerial ladders and vertical towers.

The major causes of injuries and fatalities are falls, electrocutions, and
collapses or tip-overs.

Operators of any aerial work platform should be trained and familiar with the
equipment before using it. During operation, it is essential for operators to
remain aware of site work hazards and changing conditions that may affect safe
operation of the aerial work platform.

Learn about the fall-related risks and recommended safe work practices
associated with this equipment by visiting the new National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Aerial Lifts webpage. The page includes
a Hazard Recognition Simulator designed to help you acclimate to aerial lift
operation.


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AplusA-online.de - Source: Centre for Occupational Health and Safety