AEM offers new Spanish-language Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual

The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) announces a new Spanish version of its Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual in a convenient “flip-style” Spanish/English format. The manual outlines safe machine operation and maintenance guidelines in a concise and well-illustrated layout for easy comprehension.

AEM updated its Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manual last year with new and expanded material reflecting current industry practices. Both the Spanish/English and English-only AEM Hydraulic Excavator Safety Manuals include a new section on trenching safety. Expanded or additional material includes safe mounting and dismounting; utility locating practices; attachment installation; installation, use and maintenance of quick-couplers; and use of newer safety design features such as gate or armrest-based hydraulic control locks.

AEM safety manuals illustrate typical worksite and equipment hazards as well as safe practices in equipment preparation, operation, maintenance and transport. They are ideal for group safety sessions on the job or in the classroom as well as individual usage. The manual is not a substitute for manufacturer manuals.

AEM safety and training materials cover more than 40 types of equipment used in agricultural, construction, forestry and utility applications. All manuals, videos and related safety and training products are available online at www.aem.org in the AEM store. Some safety materials are offered in downloadable files or in DVD format. AEM members receive discounts on select materials.