NIOSH has launched a simulator aimed at helping aerial lift operators familiarize themselves with hazards they may encounter on the job. NIOSH uses the term ‘aerial lifts’ as an overarching term to capture multiple types of lifts, such as scissor lifts and boom lifts. It is important to note that both OSHA and ANSI standards vary for different types of lifts.
The simulator is designed to provide a safe, controlled environment for new or experienced operators to navigate a realistic workplace with various obstacles and hazards such as crushing hazards, potholes, ramps, and tip-over hazards.
NIOSH: The Simulator, available at no cost, provides a realistic workplace with multiple, dangerous hazard types that users must navigate. Experienced aerial lift operators can refresh their knowledge, and new operators can familiarize themselves with hazards they may encounter on the job. Using the Simulator is not a substitute for required training to operate an aerial lift.
Visit the NIOSH Website to learn more and download the free simulator.