OSHA Issues Safety Alert- Scissors Lifts
10 fatalities and 20 serious injuries over a one year period spurred the alert.
What you need to know:

  • Only trained operators permitted to use;
  • Training must be complete;
  • Equipment must be properly maintained;
  • PPE must be worn;
  • Lift platforms must have guardrails in place, and employees must not stand on guardrails;
  • Never move a lift when the platform is elevated per Manufacturer’s instructions;
  • Outdoor operations only when wind speeds are below 28 mph.

Pre-shift scissors lift inspection Graphic Courtesy Toyota Lift Truck of Minnesota:
Link to OSHA Alert: Scissors Lift Hazard Alert
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OSHA Aerial Lifts Fact Sheet