In this course we will review the OSHA regulations as they relate to the basic safety and management of various aerial lifts in the workplace. Aerial lift is a term that covers a wide range of different devices you may encounter at a manufacturing facility or on a construction site. Aerial lifts have been rapidly replacing more traditional methods of working at different heights over the last 15 to 20 years. They provide many advantages over traditional ladders, hoists, and fixed scaffolding. Because they are motorized and don’t require many hours of set up, most businesses will have at least one aerial lift in use at any given time. Your safety depends on your proper use and maintenance of these important devices.



29 CFR 1910.67
29 CFR 1926.453



  1. Introduction
  2. Types of Aerial Lifts
  3. Boom-supported Lifts
  4. Scissor Support Lifts
  5. Occupational Safety and Health Administration
  6. Hazards Related to Aerial Lift Use
  7. Aerial Lift Operation
  8. Authorization to Operate
  9. Daily Operation
  10. Workplace Inspection
  11. Lift Controls
  12. Operator Responsibilities
  13. Maintenance Requirements
  14. Employer Responsibilities
  15. Safe Operation Requirements
  16. Falls
  17. Collapses/Tip-overs
  18. Caught In or Between
  19. Struck By or Against
  20. Documentation