May Meeting Announcement

May’s meeting is May 4, 2016 from 8 to 10am at the New England Institute of Technology, 2500 Post Road, Warwick, RI.

The main topic is Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWP) Safety

There is little question that MEWP’s have and will continue to improve worker productivity as access to elevated work space can be immediate.  That being said, the use of MEWP’s does require planning, training, evaluation, and operation by competent person, for example.  The absence of anyone of these critical elements can result in mishap – see link to examples:  OSHA Aerial Lift Accident Search Results .

This month, Mike Flanagan, New England Territory Sales Manager for Terex, will speak to the group about MEWP’s, specifically, Genie products.

For example, consistent with OSHA interpretation dated April 20, 2012, Genie has provided guidance on how elevated basket can be used as anchor or restraint point.

Join the Building SAFER in RI for an interactive round table discussion on this subject and more, and to enjoy calories and coffee with your fellow safety professionals.