Association of Equipment Manufacturers


AEM coordinates a number of product-specific and industry liaison safety efforts on behalf of its members. Many AEM safety products apply to similar equipment, allowing members to distribute safety information with a unified voice for clarity in the marketplace.

Safety Store

AEM produces industry consensus safety materials that include safety manuals, videos and training materials. These materials provide users with a unified set of current best practices. All safety materials are available for purchase by AEM members and non-members, and certain technical materials are available as free store downloads. AEM members enjoy a discount on most AEM safety materials.

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Pictorial Database

AEM offers a free database of industry recognized pictorial illustrations for voluntary use in the design of equipment safety signs, manuals and other training materials. AEM developed and hosts this database on behalf of its members to promote greater consistency and clarity among pictorial images, leading to greater recognition by industry workers and ultimately enhancing safety.

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Standards for Safety Signs and Symbols

AEM maintains a list (not necessarily comprehensive) of voluntary industry safety sign and symbol standards. Standards may be obtained from sponsoring organizations, including ANSI, ASABE, SAE and ISO.

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AEM Alliances

AEM has established alliances with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Mine, Safety and Health Administration (MSHA). Our relationships with these organizations emphasize the safe use and operation of equipment, while maintaining an ongoing dialog between equipment manufacturers and regulators. These alliances merge the technical expertise of the manufacturers with the communication and administrative expertise of the regulatory authorities.

AEM Alliances

Product Safety & Compliance Seminar

AEM’s annual Product Safety & Compliance Seminar covers the reactive and proactive sides of the safety equation delivering robust content in areas of standards and documentation, human factors, investigation and communications.

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Product Liability Seminar

AEM’s annual Product Liability Seminar is particularly valuable to the product safety professional who may be called upon to support trial counsel in products litigation as well as manufacturers who do not have the benefit of dedicated claims staff.

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Safety Staff

Mark Benishek
AEF Technical Director | 414-298-4118

William Bernhard
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4106

Nathan Burton
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4126

Dan Moss
Technical Standards & Safety Services Consultant | 708-217-8201

Mike Pankonin
Senior Director, Technical & Safety Services | 414-298-4128

Lydia Riesch
Market Access Pathway Manager | 414-298-4102

John Wagner
Director, Materials Management | 414-298-4164

Amy Wang
Technical & Safety Manager | 011-86-10-85191566

Mike Weber
Technical & Safety Services Manager | 414-298-4149

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