Next week marks OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction event.
To raise awareness for the event, held from May 6-10, 2019, the team at Genie has created a music video that seems inspired by previous hip-hop/rock collaborations.
According to the press release, Genie, a Terex brand, created “Big Changes” (watch above) to advocate for the safe use of mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs) in the aerial access industry.
“With the new ANSI A92.22-2018 and CSA B354.7:17 standards on everyone’s mind these days, these new resources will help customers prepare for the changes going into effect in North America,” says Scott Owyen, Genie Senior Training Manager, Terex AWP, in a release. “The goal of OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down each year is to raise awareness of best practices for working safely at height. The new MEWP standards in North America will go into effect soon, and our industry as a whole needs to start preparing now for the impact these changes will have on our fleets, our customers and equipment operators.”
Owyen and his team recorded and released “Big Changes” to draw attention to the importance of the new MEWP standards’ training requirements.
According to OSHA, 366 construction workers died as a result of a fall from elevation in 2017. The deaths were preventable and the National Safety Stand-Down raises fall hazard awareness in an attempt to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
A new Genie whitepaper Safe Use Plan Guidance provides tips for creating a safe use plan when operating MEWPs.
Genie also has additional information and resources available on the new MEWP standards in North America.