The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Altec Industries,
Inc. (Altec) recognize the value of establishing a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more
healthful American workplaces. OSHA and Altec hereby form an Alliance to provide information, guidance,
and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety, including
non-English or limited English speaking workers. The Alliance will address the safe operation of
cranes, digger derricks, and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices, including tree care
devices, and focus on industry hazards such as falls and electrocutions. In developing this
Alliance, OSHA and Altec recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an
integral part of the OSHA national effort.
OSHA and Altec will work together to achieve the following training and education goal:
OSHA and Altec will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs in English and
Spanish, on the safe operation and proper use of cranes, digger derricks, and insulated,
non-insulated and aerial devices, including tree care devices.
OSHA and Altec will work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting
the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of
workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information
(e.g. print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and Altec's Web
sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding
Altec's best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by Altec and
through OSHA or Altec developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or
any other applicable forum).
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or industry-related conferences, local meetings or other
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects such as the safe operation
and use of cranes, digger derricks, insulated, non-insulated and aerial devices, including tree care
devices and industry hazards such as falls and electrocutions, that are addressed and developed
through the Alliance Program.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary
cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication
and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be
valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a
party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter
into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to address
safety and health issues such as the safe use of cranes, digger derricks and aerial devices and
hazards such as falls and electrocutions to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to
provide input on safety and health issues.
An implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan
of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the
participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share
information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. Team members will
include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs and any other
appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA Consultation Projects'
participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason
at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time
with the concurrence of both signatories.
Jonathan L. Snare
Acting Assistant Secretary
Occupational Health and
Chief Executive Officer
Altec Industries, Inc.