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Toolbox talk: aerial lifts.
CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training
Silver Spring, MD: CPWR-The Center for Construction Research and Training, 2014 Mar; :1-2
Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted devices that allow workers to perform work above the ground. Construction workers involved in aerial lift accidents could face falls, broken bones and death. Approximately 26 construction workers die each year from using aerial lifts. More than half of the deaths involve boom-supported lifts, such as bucket trucks and cherry pickers. These require a body harness with an energy-absorbing lanyard connected to an anchor point provided by the manufacturer. Most of the remaining deaths are electrocutions, falls and tip-overs involving scissor lifts. OSHA requires full guardrails on scissor lifts.
Construction; Construction-industry; Construction-workers; Construction-equipment; Safety-education; Safety-programs; Injury-prevention; Accident-prevention; Work-environment; Worker-safety; Training; Education; Hydraulic-equipment; Fall-protection; Equipment-operators; Equipment-reliability; Ground-stability; Height-factors; Mortality-data; Harnesses; Electrocutions; Machine-guarding; Machine-operators; Safety-measures
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Toolbox talk: aerial lifts
CPWR - The Center for Construction Research and Training, Silver Spring, Maryland
Page last reviewed: June 15, 2021
Content source: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Information Division