Through the OSHA and Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) Alliance, SAIA announces the development of five new tip sheets focused on key methods of using AWP equipment.  The documents are: AWP Jobsite Checklist, AWP Prestart Safety Checklist, Preparing AWP’s for Transport, Rescue Plans for AWPs, and Selecting and Implementing a Fall Protection System for an AWP. Each is designed to help the contractors understand their responsibilities when operating, transporting and using AWP equipment.

“The AWP industry needs documents like this available for use. Hundreds of thousands of AWP equipment are in use through auction sales, rentals and purchasing directly from manufactures or dealers. The OSHA and SAIA alliance teams worked hard to create a significant amount of safety information. The more tip sheets we get out the safer the industry is,” said SAIA President, Marty Coughlin.

These tip sheets add to the portfolio of complimentary OSHA and SAIA tools for scaffold & access workers.  These documents are available for download at

About the SAIA

The Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA) is a non-profit trade 501(c)(6) association committed to raising the standards of professionalism within the scaffold and access industry. The SAIA represents all facets of the scaffold & access industry through various councils that include, aerial work platform, construction hoist, fall protection equipment, international, industrial, mast climbing, plank and platform, supported scaffold and suspended scaffold. Through its various programs, the SAIA promotes safety, training and a highly professional, responsible image of the scaffold and access professional. The SAIA delivers hundreds of safety training programs a year at various locations throughout the world. These programs cover all aspects of scaffold and access safety and equipment use. The SAIA is also the secretariat for the American National Standard Institute, ASC A92 standards. For more information, call 816 595.4860 or visit their web site at