AEM offers e-book safety manual for hydraulic excavators

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has published its first safety manual e-book to enable equipment operators to access safety information on mobile devices. This first AEM e-book is an electronic version of the association’s Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual.

AEM developed the e-book safety manual in response to industry requests. Rather than replace print, this e-book is intended to provide another avenue to reach equipment operators and help them practice safety on the jobsite.

The AEM hydraulic excavator safety e-book features variable type, bookmarks, an ability to embed and e-mail notes, content searching and a low-light reading format.

The e-book format also allows AEM to more easily distribute safety information globally and extend the reach of its safety messaging.

The AEM hydraulic excavator safety e-book is only available in English as an iBook on Apple’s iBookstore. AEM reported plans to add more manuals to the iBookstore, as well as expand into other e-book platforms to increase availability.

To order the electronic version of the AEM Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual, first install iTunes on your Mac or PC if you do not already have it. Once you have iTunes installed, you can find the Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual here

For print versions of the AEM Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual and all AEM safety manuals and materials, visit