The Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) has available a new safety manual for knuckleboom log loaders. The 52-page AEM Knuckleboom Log Loader Safety Manual was developed under manufacturer guidance of the association's Forestry Equipment Council. It covers log loaders equipped with a grapple and either stationary or mounted on a truck, trailer, rubber-tired carrier, or crawler.

The manual covers industry practice in machine design and construction as well as up-to-date industry safety best practices for equipment preparation, operation, maintenance, and transport. AEM safety manuals outline common sense “do's and don'ts” in clear language and a simple format, and they are a convenient way to provide in-house safety training.

Graphics reinforce the safety messages and are in pictorial style to harmonize with the latest machine safety sign and manufacturer manual practices. ISO safety symbols are incorporated where appropriate. Safety alert messages, use of the “Safety Alert symbol”, and use of “Signal Words” are revised to conform to ANSI Z535.6:2006 standards.

All AEM safety manuals, videos, and related safety and training products are available at http://shop.aem.org. Some safety materials are offered in downloadable files or in DVD format. AEM members receive discounts on select materials.