New ANSI A92 standards for Mobile Elevating Work Platforms, which were supposed to go into effect on March 1, have been pushed back. The new effective date is June 1.
The delay is due to appeals from the American Rental Association (ARA) and Tutus Solutions, a
components parts manufacturer of dropped object prevention enclosures. ARA has opposed the Manual of Responsibilities and Tutus Solutions has opposed language related to additions to MEWP design.
This delay comes after multiple industry stakeholders submitted a petition in February to
Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), which is the Secretariat for ANSI A92 and A11
standards. The petition claimed that the ongoing process has caused unnecessary confusion
and disruption to the industry, as reported by Access Lift & Handlers.