May 2014 Workplace Safety E-Newsletter
JLG Workplace Safety
  May 2014
JLG Workplace Safety Newsletter
In this Issue
Safety Tip: Working Near Electrical Lines
LiftPod Making Headlines
Safety News
New at JLG
OSHA Corner
Safety Tip
Safety Tip
Electrical Line Hazards
Regularly working at height puts you at risk of coming into contact with electrical lines. To keep you and your team safe, OSHA recommends that you maintain a minimum clearance of at least 10 feet from overhead lines, but that minimum distance should increase as voltage increases (reference the provided chart). When positioning your lift, you should also account for machine movement and the line swaying, and you should always treat all wires as though they are live.

Workplace Safety Success Story
Workplace Safety Success Story
The FS60 LiftPod® is Making Headlines
In the last issue of Workplace Safety, we told you the story of how a police department in Montrose, Colo. used the FS60 LiftPod® to make the most of a newly consolidated evidence storage space. The FS60 LiftPod was the only solution that provided the versatility and safety that the police needed to efficiently access hard-to-reach files and items. Access, Lift and Handlers—a respected trade publication—picked up the story as well, using it as an example of how improvements in lift technology are making a direct impact on the way people work. Read the ALH coverage today.

Workplace Safety News
May is National Electrical Safety Month
The Electrical Safety Foundation Internal (ESFI) is using the month of May to raise awareness of electrical hazards in the workplace and in the home. To support this effort, they have produced a range of free resources and guides to help prevent injuries and deaths from electrical hazards.

Creating a ‘Sound’ Hearing Conservation Program
Safety+Health Magazine is urging the construction industry to go beyond the OSHA permissible exposure limit of 90 decibels (over an 8-hour time-weighted average) to do more to protect the hearing of workers.

Be Prepared: Five Potential Welding Safety Hazards to Avoid
In a recent Occupation Health & Safety article, experts named electrical shocks as one of the top five hazards for welders and offer suggestions on how to avoid them.

New at JLG
X500AJ Compact Crawler Boom
The New X500AJ Compact Crawler Boom
At CONEXPO 2014, we introduced the X500AJ, one of two new compact crawler booms from JLG. These machines are environmentally friendly with standard AC power, gas or diesel engine or an optional Lithium-ion electrical system that doesn’t produce emissions. A tracked wheel carriage climbs slopes, and a narrow chassis allows for access through gates, yards, standard doorways and public buildings. Learn more about the X500AJ.


JLG University
Introducing the New JLG University
As you may have noticed, we recently redesigned our website to make it easier for you find the news, equipment and resources that you need to rise above the challenges of your job site. As part of that effort, we rebuilt JLG University to make it more versatile and accessible, giving you access to the guides and training that you need to keep your machines running and your workers safe. Log in to explore the new portal.

LiftPod Website Now Part of
You can find everything you need to know about the LiftPod on our new website, Model information, success stories and access to our e-newsletter. It’s all there.

OSHA Corner
OSHA Announces National Stand-Down for Fall Prevention in Construction
From June 2 to June 6, OSHA is hosting a national stand-down to raise awareness for the hazards of falls. According to Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, more than one third of all deaths in construction can be attributed to falls. To learn more about how to participate in the stand-down and how to prevent falls in your workplace, visit OSHA’s Fall Prevention Campaign.

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