Through the Alliance, the participants will continue to promote a culture of safety, including small businesses and non-English and limited English speaking employees, to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to hazards such as those associated with the use and maintenance of cranes, derricks, aerial devices, and related equipment. Work will also involve the use of relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, as well as information on workers’ compensation claims, non-injury incident data, and similar information to identify and prioritize areas of emphasis for awareness, training, outreach, and communication activities. The organizations will also explore and implement a means to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance’s products and activities. The Alliance’s goals include:
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
- Share information on OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
Outreach and Communication
- Promote awareness of OSHA’s Fall Prevention and Heat Campaigns, as well as sharing of information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, such as the prevention of falls, electrical shock, and aerial lift tip overs.
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or Altec’s conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2015 (ICUEE).
- Expand existing relationships between Altec and OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including the training of Agency staff and providing technical expertise when appropriate (e.g., incident investigations).
Training and Education
- Develop materials and effective training aids that align with current regulatory information, interpretations, and enforcement initiatives, as well as promote an understanding of workers’ rights and employer responsibilities outlined in the OSH Act.
- Provide for the delivery of at least four Best Practice Training Seminars annually to agency staff, focusing on topics such as the use and maintenance of insulated aerial devices, mobile cranes, aerial devices, derricks, and other related equipment.