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9/10/2013 - OSHA & SAIA Develop Five AWP Tip Sheets

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold & Access Industry Association
laurie@saiaonline.org 816.595.4860

OSHA and Scaffold & Access Industry Association Alliance Develop Five Tip Sheets for AWP Equipment

Kansas City, Mo. - Through the OSHA and Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) Alliance, we are proud to announce the development of five new tip sheets.  Each of the tip sheets focus on key methods of using AWP equipment.  AWP Jobsite Checklist, AWP Prestart Safety Checklist, Preparing AWP’s for Transport, Rescue Plans for AWPs and Selecting and Implementing a Fall Protection System for an AWP are designed to help the  industry understand their responsibilities when operating, transporting and using AWP equipment.

“The AWP industry needs documents like this available for use. Hundreds of thousands of AWP equipment are in use through auction sales, rentals or purchasing directly from manufactures or dealers. The OSHA and SAIA alliance teams worked hard to create a significant amount of safety information. The more tip sheets we get out the safer the industry is,” saidSAIA President, Marty Coughlin.

These tip sheets add to the portfolio of complimentary SAIA and OSHA tools for scaffold & access workers.  These documents are available for download at http://www.saiaonline.org/OSHAAlliance  or you may contact SAIA headquarters at 816.595.4860 or by e-mail at info@scaffold.org for more information.

About the SAIA
The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard Institute, ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816 595.4860 or visit us at www.saiaonline.org.

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