Date: January 29, 2019 Register Now
Time: 11 a.m. ET
Length: 60 Minutes
Speakers:    Rick Smith, Senior Director, Global Product Training, JLG Industries

The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) creates standards that govern the design and use of aerial work platforms across North America. New ANSI standards for the U.S. were published in December 2018 and become effective in December 2019. The industry now has less than one year to become compliant with the new ANSI standards.

Everyone associated with aerial work platforms will be impacted by the new standards. Owners, operators, occupants, supervisors, manufacturers, dealers, and people that rent aerials will need to make changes in the areas of training, job site safety, and machine selection to accommodate the new standards.

There are three new ANSI standards that cover machine design, safe use, and training. Machine Design standards (A92.20) govern the design, safety requirements and testing of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs). Safe Use standards (A92.22) govern the application, maintenance, and safe operation of MEWPs. Training standards (A92.24) govern training requirements, topics, and methods for MEWPs. The impact of each of these standards on MEWP users and operators will be covered in this webinar.

This webinar is designed to:
  • Inform participants about the new ANSI standards governing aerial work platforms
  • Inform participants about pending changes to aerial work platforms such as load sensing
  • Inform participants about the new safe use requirements for aerial work platforms
  • Inform participants about the new training requirements for aerial work platforms

    Who should attend:
  • Construction company owners
  • People that rent boom lifts, scissor lifts, and other aerial work platforms
  • People that supervise operators of aerial work platforms
  • People responsible for construction site risk assessments and safety planning

  • About the Speaker 

    Richard (Rick) Smith is senior director, product training, at JLG Industries, Inc. He is responsible for all aspects of JLG® product training globally, including service, sales, and Train-the-Trainer programs. He oversees curricula design, program development, and program implementation. In addition, he manages training at four JLG facilities and several partner locations in the United States.

    Among his achievements, Rick developed a curriculum that incorporates classroom training and self-paced e-learning, and facilitated e-learning or online courses, including introductory e-learning courses for boom lifts, scissor lifts, and telehandlers. He also introduced new classroom training packages and programs that standardize JLG training globally. Rick also developed the AccessReadyXR Virtual Reality Boom Lift training system that allows boom lift operators to train in a realistic environment without ever leaving the ground.

    Rick joined JLG in 2011 and led the effort to create and launch JLG University, an online learning environment for JLG product training that now includes more than 50,000 registered users across the globe. Rick brought nearly 25 years of experience as a training manager to JLG, having worked for Anheuser-Busch, Carpenter Technology, and General Physics Corp.