Monthly Archives: September 2015

Aerial Lifts, AWPs and Boom Lifts: State of the Industry

Cherry Picker (Construction Vehicle)

What’s the outlook for the aerial lift industry for the next few years? Is business really (pardon the pun) booming like everybody says it is? Will manufacturing and construction demand remain strong into the early part of the 2020s? On a more personal level, is it a good time to consider an aerial lift operator as a career?

In a candid and wide-ranging interview, Teupen USA President Scott Reynolds revealed his thoughts about the aerial lift industry – its prospects, future areas for growth and sector stability in the coming decades. We think you’ll be encouraged by his responses. Continue reading

How to Prepare for an OSHA Inspection

Business is going well. Your aerial lift workers are up to speed with their safety training. You can’t recall the last time you had an accident. Then, out of the blue, OSHA says they want to inspect your work site.

A visit from OSHA is a real cause for concern. Even a single violation can result in a costly fine up to $13,000. If you have a track record of violations, or one that causes a serious injury or death, it gets worse. For example, OSHA fined the supermarket chain Wegmans $188,000 for repeated safety violations.

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