Aerial work platform manufacturer Genie announced this week that Terex AWP has updated its product and package labeling; its Operator’s Parts, Service and Maintenance manual for all Terex and Genie products to be in compliance with new requirements to Proposition 65 under the State of California Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986.
Under 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 or parts they purchase in their homes, workplaces or that are released into the environment.
Genie has also updated its e-commerce website gogenielift.com with appropriate warnings and notifications for all new and used products 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.”
To learn more about Prop 65 requirements, visit: https://oehha.ca.gov/proposition-65/general-info/proposition-65-plain-language.