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"This past October, the Accredited Standards Committee met in Orlando, FL to iron out any issues with the new ANSI/SAIA A92 standards. The SAIA is responsible for adhering to the policies and procedures outlined in the ANSI Essential Requirements, which govern the consensus development process. 

 The ASC A92 manages and maintains the following standards:

       ·         A92.2 for Vehicle-Mounted Rotating and Elevating Work Platforms

·         A92.3 for Manually Propelled Elevating Aerial Platforms

·         A92.5 for Boom-Supported Elevating Work Platforms

·         A92.6 for Self-Propelled Elevating Work Platforms

·         A92.7 for Airline Ground Support Vehicle-Mounted Vertical Lift Devices

·         A92.8 for Vehicle-Mounted Bridge Inspection and Maintenance Devices

·         A92.9 for Mast-Climbing Work Platforms

·         A92.10 for Transport Platforms


The ASC A92 is in the process of approving the following standards:

 

·         A92.20-201X - Design, Calculations, Safety Requirements and Test Methods for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) – Approved by the A92 Main Committee, but received 6 appeals during the Appeals Period. Three of the appellants have requested hearings. One hearing has been conducted and the other two are in the process of being scheduled. Upon completion of the hearings, the appeal panel members have 30-days to render a decision. Based on the decision, the proposed standard could either be sent to ANSI for approval, or be sent back out to the committee for further review.

·         A92.22-201X - Safe Use of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) - Approved by the A92 Main Committee. Waiting on approval of A92.20.

·         A92.24-201X - Training Requirements for the Use, Operation, Inspection, Testing and Maintenance of Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) - Approved by the A92 Main Committee. Waiting on approval of A92.20.


The ASC A92 Main Committee consists of 90 member companies and organizations who have been appointed based on their technical, safety, and related industrial expertise. The committee meets annually to review current issues, establish policy and procedures relative to the consensus standards, and evaluate the development activities of each subcommittee. 

The committee hopes to have A92.20-201X completed around the first of 2018."

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