AEM launches online safety toolkit for off-highway equipment users

Quarry Products / March 25, 2024
By Guy Woodford
The AEM has introduced a free online safety toolkit tailored to promote safety awareness, education, and training for operators of off-highway equipment. Pic: AEM

In a move to bolster safety across the off-highway equipment industries, the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) introduces a free online safety toolkit tailored to promote safety awareness, education, and training for operators of off-highway equipment used in the construction, agriculture, utility, mining, and forestry sectors.  

An AEM digital safety manual for hydraulic excavator operators. Pic: AEM


AEM's Safety Toolkit delivers a comprehensive suite of resources aimed at enhancing safety awareness, education, and training, including:  


  • Digital Safety Manuals – Access extensive consensus documents vetted by industry committees, providing invaluable insights into best practices. While they serve as excellent references, they complement, they do not replace OEMs' original documentation or printed safety manuals which may be required in the machine. 
  • Action Plans – Dive into interactive learning modules sourced from AEM safety manuals, guiding users through on-site equipment operation best practices. 
  • Insightful Articles – Stay informed with the latest news, best practices, and industry insights through AEM's rich repository of articles, updated regularly. 
  • Training Resources  Equip your toolbox talks and classrooms with downloadable training slides, educational materials, and AEM's safety pictorial database, ensuring comprehensive safety coverage. 


Jaime Vos, AEM's Senior Director of Cultural Innovation, underscores the toolkit's significance: "Our online safety resources build upon AEM's 50-year legacy of promoting safety. And now we are making these valuable resources available through an online toolkit, making it easier for equipment operators to reference our safety manuals and the full range of our safety training and education materials." 

AEM's digital safety manual for skid steer loader operators. Pic: AEM


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"AEM's Safety Toolkit features an extensive selection of information helpful for the Safety and Training School the Service team provides to our customers," said Annie Kirk, technical writer at AEM member company American Augers. "Our internal technical publications group also references the e-manuals and the pictorial database to ensure consistency of our safety content." 


AEM is the North American-based international trade group representing off-road equipment manufacturers and suppliers. It has more than 1,000 companies and more than 200 product lines in the agriculture and construction-related industry sectors worldwide. The equipment manufacturing industry in the United States supports 2.3 million jobs and contributes roughly $316 billion annually to the economy. 

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