New California safety requirements will go into effect on August 30 and the changes will impact all Terex and Genie products and parts sold in the state.
Under Proposition 65 (Prop 65) businesses that sell new or used products and parts into California are required to warn about potential chemical hazards, including chemicals known to the State to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm in the products/parts they purchase, in their homes, workplaces, or that are released into the environment.
To be in compliance with the new Prop 65 requirements, Terex AWP and its Genie brand, has updated its product and packaging labeling; the Operator’s, Parts, Service and Maintenance manuals for all Terex and Genie products; and its e-commerce website with appropriate warnings and notifications for all new and used products and parts sold into California.
“The number one priority on any aerial jobsite should be to promote a safe workplace for both the operators and the people around them,” said Jason Berry, Genie senior product safety manager, Terex AWP. “Ultimately, industry standards are the basis upon which aerial work platforms are designed, maintained and operated. All entities involved in the safety chain (manufacturer — dealer — owner — user — operator) need to be knowledgeable regarding industry standards, such as Proposition 65, and to comply with them to help keep jobsites safe.”