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Aerial Lifts

Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted, boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers or bucket trucks, used to access utility lines and other aboveground job sites. The major causes of fatalities are falls, electrocutions, and collapses or tip overs. Employers must take measures to ensure the safe use of aerial lifts by their workers if they are required to use this equipment in the course of their employment.

Employees should recognize common hazards associated with operating aerial lifts. Each employee must be trained on aerial lifts prior to use.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding aerial lifts please contact EHS at 744-7241 or ohsp@okstate.edu.

 

Useful Links:

OSHA: Aerial Lift Fact Sheet

OSHA: Use of Aerial Lift

OSHA: Aerial Lift Quick Card

NIOSH: Aerial Lift Simulator

EHS: Aerial Lift Manual

EHS: Extensible Boom Platform Pre-operation Inspection form

EHS: Aerial Elevated Work Platform Pre-operation Inspection form

EHS: Aerial Scissor Lift Pre-operation Inspection form

EHS: Articulating Boom Lift Pre-operation Inspection form

EHS: Aerial Lift Fact Sheet