Altec - Alliance Agreement - November 22, 2005
AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC.
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:
- 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 outreach and communication goals:
- 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 events.
- 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 and Altec will work together to achieve the following goal related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:
- 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.
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.
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 Safety and Health Administration
Chief Executive Officer
Altec Industries, Inc.