JLG Industries, an Oshkosh Corp. company and leading manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telescopic material handlers, announced that the LiftPod FS60 was named a 2011 new product of the year by Occupational Health & Safety magazine.
The awards were open to new products introduced to the market between July 3, 2010 and July 3, 2011. An independent panel of judges reviewed 49 products in 20 different categories. The LiftPod FS60, which was named the winner in the Fall Protection category, was recognized during the National Safety Council Congress & Expo in Philadelphia. In addition, the product is featured on the Occupational Health & Safety website and will also appear in the December issue of themagazine.
“We are proud to win this award, which demonstrates our overall goal of improved safety and efficiency for any jobsite or facility,” said Randy Marzicola, JLG Industries director of channel development. “The LiftPod is a proven, secure alternative to ladders, scaffolding and rolling ladders for safety professionals who need a portable, affordable solution when working at a variety of heights.”
The LiftPod personal portable lift is designed to help prevent falls on the jobsite, which is the second most frequently cited standard by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Once in the lift, workers have a completely hands free 360-degree range of motion in a completely closed-in platform.
For additional information about JLG LiftPod, visit www.liftpod.com.
JLG Industries is headquartered in McConnellsburg, Pa.