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2/17/2010 - Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Laurie Weber, Executive Director
Scaffold Industry Association
laurie@scaffold.org (816) 595.4860

OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association Alliance Develop Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips

Kansas City, MO - Kansas City, MO - Through the OSHA and Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) Alliance, SIA developed "Transport Platform (TP) Safety Tips." The Safety Tips are tools designed to education users on the correct way to perform their work on Transport Platform equipment.

"The recently approved Transport Platform Safety Tips is the second document of its kind developed through the SIA / OSHA Alliance Program, and a huge step forward in OSHA recognizing this new type of equipment. Along with the ANSI standard approved in 2009, these safety tips will reach the people using this type of product and help educate them on the safe and proper use of Transport Platforms. The Mast Climbing Council looks forward to working with OSHA, through the Alliance Program, to develop additional safety related material," said Greg Janda, SIA Mast Climbing Council Chair and document coordinator.
 
 You may download the TP Safety Tips by clicking here or you may contact SIA headquarters at (816) 595.4860 or by e-mail at info@scaffold.org for more information.
 
About the SIA
The Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SIA 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 SIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access industry. The SIA 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 SIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard, SIA ASC A92 standards. For more information, call (816) 595.4860 or visit the official SIA website at www.scaffold.org.
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