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The Importance of Maintenance

By Lee Freeland | January 1, 2021

Charlie Slater of ATIS details concerns the inspection giant sees in escalators and moving walks across America and how to mitigate them. by Lee Freeland Your author (LF) recently spoke with Charlie Slater (CS), chief operating officer for St. Louis-based ATIS Elevator Inspections, LLC, which has more than 140 QEIs servicing all 50 U.S. states.…

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Taking the Highway to Safety

By Åsa Christina Magnusson | January 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your author describes how American Elevator Group is striving to transform the role of safety management. by Åsa Christina Magnusson Safety has always been an important emphasis for elevator service companies. Yet, we still see way too many accidents in the field because of poor safety practices. What if there were…

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Engineering for Safety

By Muharrem B. Çakirer | January 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your author says cab manufacturers’ involvement in design and testing of safety gears is vital. by Muharrem B. Çakirer One day, several years ago, I parked my car on a busy street in Ankara, Turkey. I had two problems: to take the elevator construction project documents to the building audit company…

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Electronic Inspections Are Making Elevators Safer

By Tim Ebeling | January 1, 2021

New testing methods have an array of benefits that can be phased in according to area/regional readiness. by Tim Ebeling and Kevin Heling Electronic testing methods available in North America, supported by the ASME A17.1/CSA B44 Safety Code for Elevators and Escalators, are further improving the safety of elevators in the U.S. and Canada. The…

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A Nudge in the Right Direction

By Atif Bhanjee | January 1, 2021

In this Readers’ Platform, your author describes how heuristics can bring escalator safety into the 21st century. by Atif Bhanjee Escalator safety signage in its current format is based on the ancient concept of semiotics, or studies based on sign processes. Indeed, the current crop, developed alongside traffic signs since the late 1960s, are a…

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COVID-19 Impact, Outlook: Second Industry Survey Reflects Shift to Positivity

By Elevator World | December 28, 2020
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Steps for Reducing Accidents

By Manuel Díez | January 1, 2020

Inspection and certifcation bodies take the lead by Manuel DíezThis article was frst presented at the 2019 International Elevator and Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org. With more than 16 million installations worldwide moving the equivalent of the whole population of…

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Reducing Risk

By Louis Bialy | January 1, 2020

Codes and standards provide a roadmap for maintenance and inspection as protective measures. This article was first presented at the 2019 International Elevator and Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www.elevatorsymposium.org Maintenance and inspection have been recognized for many years as essential…

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Looking to the Future

By Dr. Naohiko Suzuki | January 1, 2020

Mitsubishi Elevators is building on a legacy of remote maintenance services. by Dr. Naohiko Suzuki, Shin-ichi Kuroda and Kenji SerizawaThis article was frst presented at the 2019 International Elevator and Escalator Symposium in Las Vegas. For more information on December 7-8, 2020’s event in Amsterdam and to participate, visit www. elevatorsymposium.org. In the early 1980s,…

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NEII, OSHA news and more from across the nation

By Elevator World | November 1, 2019

OSHA, VT Industry Team Up to Promote Safety OSHA has entered into an alliance with key vertical- transportation (VT) industry stakeholders in an initiative to promote workplace health and safety and protect workers, officials announced in September. In the two-year project, OSHA and its VT industry partners will provide information, guidance and training resources to…

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