Are You At Risk?
A hazard alert was issued by OSHA this year after 20 fatalities were reported,
from scissor lifts alone, during the first quarter of the year. Fall
protection is required by OSHA during the operation of a boom lift but
is not currently required for scissor lift operators. However, the safety
professionals at Southern States Toyotalift HIGHLY RECOMMEND
wearing fall protection AT ALL TIMES during the operation of any AWP
(Aerial Work Platform). These alarming statistics only reinforce how
important it is to protect your employees and your profits by educating
yourself on proper fall protection for operating an aerial work platform.
Fall Protection Necessities For Aerial Work Platforms:
Please check the max. weight of your safety harness –
operator weight should not exceed weight limit for
Along with the safety harness, lanyards should be inspected prior to
use. We recommend a couple different styles of lanyard:
This style of lanyard has one side that absorbs the
shock of the fall from the AWP.
Retractable Personal Fall Limiter
This style of lanyard has a reel that limits your fall
Call For A FREE FALL SAFETY RISK SURVEY
by an OSHA Certified Safety Trainer
or to purchase fall protection equip, please visit www.sstlift.com
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