ANSI A92 standards have been pushed back to March 2020. The standards for mobile elevating work platforms were supposed to take effect next month, but the new date is March 1, 2020.
Members of the ASC A92 main committee voted on and approved this extension during their annual meeting on October 30, 2019.
According to the Scaffold & Access Industry Association (SAIA), the delay resulted when a decision by the ANSI Board of Standards Review (BSR) regarding appeals submitted on ANSI/SAIA A92.20 and A92.22 resulted in a limited revision on language that violated the ANSI Commercial Terms Policy. These limited revisions were balloted and approved by the ASC A92 Main Committee and are currently out for public comment until November 10, 2019, according to SAIA.
Manufacturers of MEWPs have implemented a number of design enhancements designed to improved safety and performance in preparation for rollout of the ANSI A92 standards.