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OSHA Training Requirements for Operating Bucket Trucks

Also known as Aerial Lifts, Bucket Trucks are boom-mounted aerial platforms attached to vehicles. They are used to access utility lines and other above ground locations. OSHA regulations require employees to provide training and take other measures to ensure the safe use of Bucket Trucks.

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Aerial Lifts Safety Tips

Aerial Lifts Protect Yourself Aerial lifts are vehicle-mounted, boom-supported aerial platforms, such as cherry pickers or bucket trucks, used to access utility lines and other aboveground job sites. The major causes of fatalities are falls, electrocutions, and collapses ortip overs.

Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms. - 1910.67

"Definitions applicable to this section" - "Aerial device." Any vehicle-mounted device, telescoping or articulating, or both, which is used to position personnel. "Aerial ladder." An aerial device consisting of a single- or multiple-section extensible ladder. "Articulating boom platform." An aerial device with two or more hinged boom sections. "Extensible boom platform."

Environmental Health, Safety and Emergency Management

General Safety Guidelines - Safe Use of Bucket Trucks, Aerial Lifts) (Per OSHA Standard 1910.67, 1926.453) Definitions An aerial device, by definition, includes any vehicle-mounted device, telescoping or articulating, or both, which is used to position personnel. An articulating boom platform, by definition, is an aerial device with two or more hinged boom sections.

REHS Manlifts / Aerial Lifts

The purpose of this program is to establish criteria for the training of manlift, aerial lift, and bucket truck operators and ensure employee(s)' health and safety while operating and/or working around manlifts, aerial lifts, and bucket trucks, as required by OSHA.

Amherst College

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