This topic covers aerial lifts, which are defined as any vehicle-mounted device with a bucket to lift personnel. There are various names for aerial lifts, including “bucket truck,” “cherry picker, and “snorkel lift.”
OSHA requirements for aerial lifts include equipment design standards, safe work practices, fall protection, electrical system testing, the safety factor for hydraulic and pneumatic components, and welding work. Construction and general-industry standards are very similar, with minor differences for firefighting equipment and training. Scissor lifts are covered under the scaffold rules for construction.
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