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Thursday, February 15, 2018

New Orleans — Feb. 15, 2018 — JLG Industries, Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation company [NYSE:OSK] and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, will host a series of live question-and-answer sessions on changes to standards issued by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) at The Rental Show 2018. Five sessions are scheduled in booth #4413, at 11 a.m. on February 19, 20, and 21 and 2 p.m. on February 19 and 20. Rick Smith, senior director of global product training at JLG Industries, Inc., and Access Lift & Handler magazine’s 2017 Access Industry Person of the Year, will lead the sessions, sharing his expertise and answering ANSI-related questions in an effort to help interested attendees better understand and comply with the anticipated changes to ANSI and CSA.

ANSI A92 and CSA B354 standards govern the access equipment industry and address machine design, safe use, and training in North America. As these standards are updated, equipment dealers, operators, and owners will need to make changes in the areas of training, job site safety, and machine selection. The anticipated changes will move North American manufactured machines towards a more global model. 

“As the access industry leader, JLG is working to inform and educate our customers on the impact the new standard will have on their fleets and within the daily operations of their businesses,” said Jennifer Stiansen, director of marketing, JLG Industries, Inc. “To that end, we’ve developed a variety of resource materials we hope our customers will utilize as they prepare for the new standards.”

In addition to the question-and-answer sessions, JLG will offer these resource materials at www.jlg.com/en/ara-2018:

  • A downloadable Essential Guide to Understanding ANSI A92 & CSA B354 Standards Changes, including information about why the standards are changing and who the changing standards will impact
  • The opportunity to sign up for alerts from JLG regarding new developments that could affect equipment and training processes
  • New terminology and classifications for aerial work platforms, now called mobile elevating work platforms (MEWPs)
  • List of JLG® compliant equipment and training options to help customers meet updated requirements

The new ANSI A92 standard is expected to be published in Spring 2018. One year from the date of publication, any aerial machine manufactured in the United States must meet the new standard. Machines manufactured prior to that date will continue to be governed by the existing standard. The new CSA B354 standard was published in May 2017.

JLG is encouraging its customers to take advantage of these new resources to better understand and prepare for the upcoming changes.

To learn more, please visit booth #4413 and www.jlg.com/en/ara-2018. For additional information about JLG, visit the website at www.jlg.com.