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Old 04-08-2011, 03:36 PM   #1
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Can anybody give me a quickie on OSHA rules pertaining to lifts before I get myself in trouble? Specifically scissor lifts?

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Old 04-08-2011, 03:39 PM   #2
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Can anybody give me a quickie on OSHA rules pertaining to lifts before I get myself in trouble? Specifically scissor lifts?

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Look here..http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owad...rds&p_id=10754

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You need to be trained by a competant person. You dont need fall protection in a scissor lift, you do in a boom lift.
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You need to be trained by a competant person. You dont need fall protection in a scissor lift, you do in a boom lift.
What? You mean you need fall protection in both machines. And, anyone with a OSHA 30 card is considered competent.

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Believe it or not scissor lifts ARE NOT aerial lifts to OSHA.

They are covered by the OSAH sections covering scaffolding.
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What? You mean you need fall protection in both machines. And, anyone with a OSHA 30 card is considered competent.

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OSHA considers a sissor lift a movable scaffold. Most industrial pants require a harness anyway, just follow the jobsite rules and you will be fine.
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You need to be trained by a competant person. You dont need fall protection in a scissor lift, you do in a boom lift.
To be precise you don't need to be tied off in a scissor lift, your fall protection is provided by the railings and toe kicks.

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What? You mean you need fall protection in both machines.
OSHA does not require a harness in a scissor lift, some customers do require it.

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No, you must be trained on the particular equipment you are using.
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Believe it or not scissor lifts ARE NOT aerial lifts to OSHA.

They are covered by the OSAH sections covering scaffolding.
Thanks Bob OSHA calls sisser lifts "Mobile scaffolds."I did not know that.

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Thanks Bob OSHA calls sisser lifts "Mobile scaffolds."I did not know that.

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Actually, that turns out to be untrue, and OSHA later issued a retraction. We went over this at some length at train the trainer school last month. When I get to a real computer I'll look it up.

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Actually, that turns out to be untrue, and OSHA later issued a retraction. We went over this at some length at train the trainer school last month. When I get to a real computer I'll look it up.

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Is this what you are talking about?


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You need to be trained by a competant person. You dont need fall protection in a scissor lift, you do in a boom lift.
Does the the guy that delivered the lift that shows you up, down, forward, reverse, left and right, count as competent training?
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Does the the guy that delivered the lift that shows you up, down, forward, reverse, left and right, count as competent training?
I think you know the answer to that.
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That must be very recent because I was reading over OSHA regulations just a month or 2 ago and this is a common question on their website, to which their answers would refer to the scaffolding regulations.
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If they make you sign the delivery slip that says you were trained also, I would say YES.
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This is interesting.. I told another EC I sometimes work for that I wasn't going to go up in the 130' lift he's going to be renting. To much pucker factor for me..
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Here, at FORD we require fall protection in a scissors lift. Sometimes, it seems that you should not have to use a harness IN a lift, but it is pretty apparent that in doing one's job there is just too much temptation to reach...or step, that extra distance. I agree with the extra precaution.
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Does a fall from 25 ft from a scissors lift hurt any better than a fall from a aerial lift at 25 ft?

That is why we require harnesses on both at work.
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That must be very recent because I was reading over OSHA regulations just a month or 2 ago and this is a common question on their website, to which their answers would refer to the scaffolding regulations.
Actually, it's an educational thing on the part of many OSHA inspectors. That is to say, they're not properly educated. There were actually 3 OSHA guys at my aerial lift train the trainer class last month.
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This is interesting.. I told another EC I sometimes work for that I wasn't going to go up in the 130' lift he's going to be renting. To much pucker factor for me..
Height is a very serious thing to consider. You have to be able to handle the difference in elevation. I, once, fell off of a 40 foot extension ladder. It was lucky for me that I was just on the first rung.

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