AEM Updates Cold Planer, Soil Stabilizer Safety Manual

October 28, 2014

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) safety manual for Cold Planers (Milling Machines) and Soil Stabilizers (Recyclers/Reclaimers) has been updated to reflect the latest industry best practices for safe equipment operation, safe operation guidelines, and important equipment maintenance.

The manual is clearly written and illustrated with new pictorials. Key updates include:

  • Best practices for reducing dust created during operation
  • Modified hazard avoidance information to include both the cutting drum of a cold planer and the rotating drum of a soil stabilizer
  • Outlined responsibilities of all crew members, including ground personnel
  • Specific direction on hazard avoidance when the machine is operating

The AEM cold planer/soil stabilizer safety manual was developed by member company representatives working through the Association’s Compaction & Paving Machinery Technical Committee (CPMTC).