Mobile Elevated Work Platform Risk Assessment
Great care must be taken to improve safety in the design, use and training of MEWPs
The new ANSI A92 standards require everyone who uses a Mobile Elevating Work Platform (MEWPs) to reevaluate or create a safe use plan, including a step-by-step process for assessing risks and hazards on a job. Operators have died when trapped in the MEWP or when the machine has overturned. Great care must be taken to improve safety in the design, use and training of MEWPs. Formerly called aerial work platforms, MEWP standards affect all owners, operators and supervisors of aerial lifts, including booms and scissor lifts.
Our training agenda includes:
- Control measures that make using MEWPs in the workplace safer.
- How your company can get certified by attending a recognized operator training course.
- Requirements for inspection, maintenance and examination.
- The most fatal and serious injuries involving MEWPs.
- The types of MEWPs and why it’s critical to minimize risks associated with each type of equipment.
- What specific training must be provided to operators and their supervisors by the company.
Work with OECS to get the appropriate classroom and hands-on training your team needs in order to be in compliance and operate the equipment safely.
OECS has been a huge assistance in helping us provide useful, current, relevant training topics that are somewhat tailored to our work crew and needs. Ari Cook keeps each training session engaging and fun by getting our employees involved. When available, he will add in examples from our facility audits to connect the topics directly to our workspaces to encourage greater discussion about improvements that can be made and the positive things that are being done already. We believe the partnership we have with OECS has helped us maintain a low incident and injury rate within our facility as well as greatly assisted with staying current on OSHA/WSI rules. Their assistance is a vital part of our WSI safety programs each year and we look forward to continuing our relationship in the years to come.
With the assistance of OECS, our employees have become even more safety conscience than ever before. They give us a safety presentation each month along with assistance we may need anytime. We are a manufacturing company and in 2019, we had ZERO recordable incidents! I believe OECS has assisted us in the great achievement.
We greatly value the engaging, in-person monthly health and safety trainings OECS provides our team as well as the on-site facility audits. Providing a safe and healthy work environment for employees is a top priority for our company. Our company didn’t have personnel who were experts in identifying workplace hazards and remediating these issues. Hiring OECS provided us with this much-needed expertise.
We value their engaging in-person monthly health and safety trainings and on-site facility audits. After each audit they give us an assessment of potential hazards we need to address to prevent accidents in the workplace. OECS works closely with our management team to ensure an OSHA compliant workplace.
Contact OECS for timely and professional solutions to workplace safety questions, issues, hazards, or concerns. Our safety consultants are available 24/7 to ensure your safety needs are met.