The use of Aerial Lifts at UNH can lead to serious injuries to not only operators, but those working in proximity. To protect employees required to operate lifts the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has developed multiple standards that outline safe operating practices, inspection procedures, and training requirements.
UNH Aerial Lift Safety Program
To protect operators and those employees that may work in proximity to areas where aerial lifts are or may be operated, UNH has developed a comprehensive program. The program establishes specific requirements for training and use.
The program is designed to ensure that only those trained and certified operators operate UNH aerial lifts. Under no circumstance should anyone that has not completed the appropriate training operate a UNH aerial lift.
Support from OEHS
The Office of Environmental Health and Safety is available to assist individual departments that use and operate aerial lifts. Assistance may include:
- Training coordination;
- Program review and audits; and
- Periodic operator observations
Important Documents, Resources, and Links
OSHA Lift Resources
Occupational Health and Safety Manager
Occupational Health and Safety Specialist