AEM updates excavator safety manual

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) updated its Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual with new and expanded materials reflecting current industry practices.

The manual expanded from 48 to 60 pages, adding a new section on trenching safety. Expanded materials include safe mounting and dismounting; utility location practices; attachment installation; installation, use and maintenance of quick couplers; and use of new safety design features such as gate or armrest-based hydraulic lock controls.

All AEM safety manuals, videos and safety training products are available on the organization’s website.