In this edition, we'll be covering the following topics:
- JLG Industries Celebrates 50 Years in Access Industry.
- IVES Website - Temporary Service Interruption - January 18 at 2:00 PM.
- ASSE Membership Approves Name Change.
- Ask Bob: Our tech guru addresses a question on IVES theory test answer keys.
- What MEWP Should You Choose?
- Excavator removes trenching protection while worker is still in trench.
- Last chance to register!
- What's Wrong With This? Photo and answer.
- A selection of interesting articles.
- New testimonials from our wonderful clients.
But first, check out all the places we are delivering training this month...
JLG Industries Celebrates 50 Years in Access Industry.
JLG Industries Inc. kicked off its year-long 50th anniversary celebration on Jan. 9, 2019, marking a half-century since its founder spearheaded the access industry with the introduction of the world’s first boom lift, commonly referred to as JLG 1.
On Jan. 9, 1969, John L. Grove rallied a small group of people around one big idea—create a safer way to work at height. This idea came to life with the introduction of the first aerial work platform. Grove’s passion for safety and his pioneering spirit continue to be carried out today by more than 6,000 JLG employees around the world.
“50 years is a remarkable milestone for both JLG and the access industry,” said Frank Nerenhausen, JLG president. “Our founder not only started a company, but an entire industry. This is a key point of differentiation for the JLG brand. We continue to build on this legacy through continuous development of products, services, and technology that advance safety for work at height.”
Since its introduction of the first commercially produced aerial work platform, JLG has claimed many access industry firsts—including oscillating axles for boom and scissor lifts in 1981, the only fuel-cell powered boom lift in 1999, the first environmentally friendly 60-ft. electric boom lift in 2000, and the first straight boom lift to reach 150 ft. in 2011. The company surpassed its own record in 2014 with the introduction of a 185-ft. model 1850SJ, the world’s tallest self-propelled boom lift. In the same year, JLG introduced the first true hybrid diesel/electric boom lift, the H340AJ.
“For more than 2,000 years, people used inefficient and dangerous methods to access work areas,” said Guru Bandekar, JLG vice president of global product management and development. “So when you think that a mere half-century ago no one had invented a way to safely elevate people on jobsites, one realizes how remarkable John L. Grove’s advancement was. His accomplishment gives all JLG employees a tremendous sense of pride.”
Grove was a skilled inventor, a savvy businessman, and an extremely hard-working individual, who was driven by the pursuit of perfection in the products that bear his initials. A former employee once said, “You could show John L. Grove anything, even a fountain pen, and he could immediately tell you how to improve it,” according to an excerpt from the book “The Life and Legacy of John L. Grove.”
“Grove’s inventive spirit continues to fuel product development at JLG,” Nerenhausen said. “He blazed a trail that was never before traveled, and we mark 50 years with a steadfast focus on providing the industry with access equipment solutions that continue to bring his initial vision and purpose to life.”
It should not be overlooked that Grove formed JLG Industries with an inner circle of only three investing partners, and within a few short years, developed a unique product that filled a huge void in the construction industry. He quickly won customer confidence and brand preference—a preference that saw the company quickly expand domestically and later internationally. Today, JLG is represented across five continents, with manufacturing facilities in the United States, France, the United Kingdom, Romania, Australia, and China.
While the boom lift marked the start of JLG, the company’s product portfolio has steadily expanded over the years to include a variety of award-winning hydraulic and electric drive scissor lifts, telescopic handlers, vertical lifts, and a wide-range of low-level access solutions. Far more than just products, JLG today leads the industry in its after-the-sale parts, service, and training offerings to ensure productivity, profitability, and continued safety improvements on the jobsite.
To learn more about the 50-year history of JLG, visit www.jlg.com/en/destination/jlg50 or watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8CU7s0mv57Y
IVES Website - Temporary Service Interruption - January 18 at 2:00 PM.
On Friday, January 18 at 2:00 PM Pacific Time, we'll be making upgrades to our network infrastructure that may result in a temporary service interruption.
We suggest placing online orders before 1:00 PM on January 18 to minimize any delays in processing.
ASSE Membership Approves Name Change.
The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will become the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) after a 'historic' vote.
More than a century after its founding, members of the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) have approved a change to the organization's name.
Over a 45-day period, 74 percent of the society’s members voted to switch ASSE's name to the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP).
“Our members have clearly voiced that the American Society of Safety Professionals better reflects our diverse membership,” said ASSE President Jim Smith, M.S., CSP in a statement. “Engineers made up our entire membership when we were formed, but today the occupational safety and health profession encompasses many disciplines.”
The board of directors unanimously recommended the updates in January, and it later was supported by its house of delegates in June at Safety 2017 in Denver.
ASSE originally was founded as the United Association of Casualty Inspectors in 1911 after a factory fire that killed 146 garment workers in lower Manhattan, New York. Three years later, the organization made the name change to the American Society of Safety Engineers.
In a study, members, customers and stakeholders indicated the need for a branding overall to better reflect the organization’s current membership and position it for growth. Research also found that a new name would help eliminate confusion about who could join the society.
“Our members have always decided who we are and what we’re all about,” Smith said. “This latest vote was part of an objective process that has made us a strong organization for more than 100 years.”
The organization will continue to be called the American Society of Safety Engineers until early June when it debuts a new website and makes the conversion to its new name in alignment with the Safety 2018 Professional Development Conference and Exposition.
“Workplace safety is constantly evolving, so our society must adjust as well to remain strong and relevant while growing our profession,” Smith said. “Our profession includes more occupations and industries than ever before. Our members are knowledgeable about everything from risk assessment and hazard control to workers’ compensation and organizational management, not to mention the more traditional aspects of safety management and engineering.”
Q. Trying to get an answer to question number 7 on the forklift theory test. Was it A or D? Or can I get the answer key for this test? Thanks.
A. You have some options for the location of answer keys. You have one answer key in your trainers manual or you can download the answer keys. Log in to www.ivestraining.com and they are listed on your Member Dashboard under the Downloadable Materials & Updates tab. You will see all the answer keys listed there.
If you have not setup your Trainers login, call the office (1-800-643-1144) and they can quickly assist you with setting up your login.
I am unable to give you the simple “correct answer” you requested because you did not specify what forklift test: Recert or Initial Theory Training and then for Counterbalance, Narrow Aisle or Powered Pallet Truck? So you will need to look it up :)
What MEWP Should You Choose?
Choosing the right mobile elevated work platform, or MEWP, for your jobsite needs might seem simple enough — but, have you thought it all through? Understanding how far to reach up, out, over or down and around are only part of the answers you really need to select a MEWP to complete your work. Don’t make the mistake of just choosing an aerial lift you think might work. If you ask yourself the right questions about the jobsite, you’ll be prepared to choose the best MEWP to match your application.
Ask yourself these questions to begin the process of finding the right aerial lift to fit your jobsite need:
How is the jobsite accessible?
There is an ideal aerial lift for every job, but you need to consider the lift’s accessibility to the working area. Because of the way a jobsite’s accessibility and condition can change as work progresses, versatile machines can be a significant advantage in getting work done efficiently and cost effectively. Some jobsites have obstacles, either on the ground or in the air that may require the use of certain machines. For example, scissor lifts can be cost effective workhorses for jobs with narrow paths or the need to lift high capacity loads from the ground to straight vertical heights, but there are many jobs where these machines just cannot get to or reach.
Articulated or telescopic booms may be required if you do not have vertical only access, but rather need to reach over, under or around obstacles. Articulated booms offer versatile platforms that can weave their way into hard to reach areas, while telescopic booms are notably strong in further reaching and higher capacity applications. The addition of a telescoping or rotating jib can also help provide the last few feet of reach needed for a more challenging job.
Are there any restrictions on the jobsite?
Knowing any specific restrictions on a jobsite, such as noise, emission, terrain or hostile environments, can help you determine what features or options, like hybrid power, 4×4 drive with active oscillating axles and hostile environment packages, might be required for any equipment used on the jobsite.
What are the jobsite’s working conditions like?
Identifying the working conditions will help you narrow down the features needed to get the job done efficiently. For example, the jobsite may be indoors or outdoors, on rough terrain or smooth pavement, and these factors will help you determine what aerial lift matches your needs. Smaller compact lifts are great options to choose when completing work indoors. They offer maneuverability, compact size and can be manually or self-propelled. Also, remember to check if your indoor jobsite has power available. Indoor jobsites without power may need a gas/LPG engine or hybrid power source lift. These early stage jobsites often have limited indoor lighting, so a platform lights package will help get the job done and keep workers safe.
If your jobsite is outdoors, check out the terrain before choosing an aerial lift. Early stage construction sites, unpaved terrain, or even poor weather conditions may require you to choose a machine fully rough terrain capable. Rough terrain lifts enhance productivity by providing traction, speed and gradeability.
And, there are times when a jobsite requires significant outdoor work on unimproved surfaces at the beginning, and then work on a flat level slab in an enclosed area for later stages; typically multiple machines would be used. But, the new Genie® Z®-60/37 FE articulated boom is engineered to enable operators to use one machine for both indoor and outdoor applications. This fuel-electric model, a true hybrid, combines the benefits of advanced diesel power and four-wheel drive performance with the cleaner, quieter efficiency of compact, and low-weight, electric-powered booms.
Making the right match
From telescopic and articulated boom lifts to scissor and vertical lifts, Genie manufactures a wide size range of MEWPs to keep operators productive on any jobsite. By asking the right questions, you can find the aerial lift that best matches your jobsite needs. No matter where the jobsite is, Genie has the right MEWP for the job.
Excavator removes trenching protection while worker is still in trench.
A California construction company that dismantled a trench box while an employee was still working inside, causing him to be fatally crushed, has been cited by Cal/OSHA for safety violations. The agency determined that general contractor Bay Construction Co. committed willful-serious safety violations by unsafely removing a linear support rail that fell and killed the worker.
How it happened
Bay Construction Co. of Oakland assembled a trench box on April 23 to install underground pump station equipment at the Martin Luther King Jr. Regional Shoreline in Oakland. Four days later, the crew was finishing up the underground work when a worker was compacting dirt inside the trench box and another was using an excavator with a four-hook bridle sling to remove the shoring system’s 5,000-pound linear rails. The hooks used for the sling were not adequate for this operation and one failed, dropping a rail and fatally crushing the worker inside the trench.
“Shield systems are designed to protect employees from cave-ins when working in an excavation,” said Cal/OSHA Chief Juliann Sum. “Employers must ensure that no one is inside of the excavation when the protective system is being installed or removed.”
Nine citations, $141k+ in penalties
Cal/OSHA issued nine citations to Bay Construction Co. with $141,075 in proposed penalties, including five classified as general, two serious, one serious accident-related and one willful-serious accident-related. The willful-serious accident-related citation was issued for failing to ensure that no employees were in the trench shield while it was being dismantled. The serious accident-related citation was issued for the employer’s failure to use adequate hooks to remove the heavy linear rails. The citations for serious violations were issued for failing to conduct daily inspections of the excavation site to identify any potential hazards and failure to implement multiple sections of the employer’s Injury and Illness Prevention Program, which includes training and instruction to employees working in excavations.
What's Wrong With This? Photo
Can you tell what's going wrong in this photo?
Answer to Last Month's WWWT? Photo
Last month’s photo depicted a very scary looking scenario indeed. Here are some items that IVES CT Wendy Galitello pointed out as unsafe:
- The scissor lift is positioned on a raised ledge not as wide as the basket (it appears) unless it’s at ground level. I can’t tell for sure but either way it’s very unsafe.
- There are no “safety cones” with a perimeter.
- The man underneath the lift should definitely not be there.
- The man in the basket isn’t harnessed in.
- Neither one is wearing a hard hat or safety vest.
- The lift itself doesn’t appear to be secured anywhere so his weight could shift and it could possibly tip over crashing through those windows or the other way down on any pedestrians passing by causing serious injury if not a fatality.
- Not a good situation or decision.
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