Quick Guide to OSHA’s Fall Protection Standard Update (2017)
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The 2017 update to the OSHA standard for fall protection compliance (1910 Subpart D) implements terminology that didn’t exist in the previous version of the standard. For those of you who knew the pre-2017 standard by heart, here’s a quick-reference … Read More

Five Key OSHA Standards for Work Platforms
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OSHA requirements for work platforms have always been horribly complex. But since January 2017 when OSHA completely rewrote the standard 1910 Subpart D: Walking Working Surfaces (the standard that serves as the authority on work platform compliance), it’s been nearly impossible to get … Read More

3 Features That Will Save You Money with Your Cantilevered Work Platform
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One of the most common access challenges technicians face, especially in manufacturing lines, is the need for cantilevered access at multiple levels. Because overreaching access requirements vary from project to project, cantilevered work stands have to be customized to the end … Read More

Q&A with Rick Zaitonia, KUKA Systems Aerospace Group: Integrators Outsourcing Work Platforms
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Between the robotics required to build the equipment to the hundreds of tools necessary to support the manufacturing process, engineers are overloaded with developing customized systems and tools that not only satisfy the needs of the manufacturing line, but also … Read More

6 Tools Everyone in Lightweight Helicopter Maintenance Should Be Using
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A few days ago, I was chatting with a guy that was in the market for a maintenance ladder or work platform for a lightweight helicopter. He emphasized that quality was his top priority, but that price was going to … Read More

The Slider Revolution: Achieve Perfect Conformance with Work Platforms
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With the ability to extend out from a work deck to conform around equipment edges, sliders have proven especially useful on aircraft maintenance stands and other work platforms where straight decks leave dangerous gaps between the deck and the equipment. Sliders have been a … Read More

Three Signs You Should Invest in a Dual-Stage Actuation Work Platform, Not a Scissor Lift
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When someone requires upper-level access with a large amount of height adjustability, they typically look at scissor lifts rather than work platforms. And for good reason – standard work platforms typically only allow height adjustment ranges of one to three … Read More