CHM - Alliance Annual Report - April 20, 2017
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Crane, Hoist, and Monorail (CHM) Associations
April 20, 2017
October 5, 2005
- Dates Renewed
October 29, 2007
November 21, 2012
February 2, 2016
October 5, 2015 – October 4, 2016
The OSHA and CHM Alliance focuses on providing their association members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help to protect the health and safety of workers who manufacture and use cranes, hoists, and monorails, as well as promote a better understanding of worker rights and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The Alliance specifically works to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to electrical shock/electrocution, falls from elevations, and being struck by moving equipment.
Implementation Team/Workgroup Meetings
- November 17, 2015
- January 27, 2016
- July 19, 2016
In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the evaluation period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.
The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the evaluation period of this report.
Outreach and Communication: Develop and disseminate Fact Sheets, Safety Sheets, and other outreach and training documents on the hazards addressed through the Alliance. Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Dissemination General Industry
Dissemination General Industry
Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the CHM Partners' conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as MODEX or ProMat Conferences. Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached Meeting
MHIA Spring/Fall MeetingsA CHM representative delivered an update on the OSHA and CHM Alliance at the MHIA spring/fall meetings:
- April 8-10, 2016, Charlotte, NC
- September 30-October 3, 2016, Orlando, FL
Outreach and Communication: Raise Awareness of relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate. Dissemination
OSHA's Prevention of Falls CampaignCHM supported the Agency's prevention of falls in construction national outreach campaign since 2014. CHM promoted the campaign on its Website and in publications, and helped to disseminate safety and health outreach materials focusing on the prevention of falls in construction.
In the upcoming year, OSHA and CHM plan to undertake several additional projects through the Alliance to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to electrical shock/electrocution, falls from elevations, and being struck by moving equipment. For example, CHM will continue to support OSHA's national outreach campaign focusing on the prevention of falls in construction, including support for National Safety Stand-Down-Week- May 8-12, 2017. Through the Alliance, CHM will develop best practice guidance documents focusing on issues relevant to the CHM industry, including electrical hazards, falls from elevations, and struck-by incidents. CHM will also provide opportunities for OSHA personnel to speak at CHM meetings and conferences, and the staffing of an exhibit booth, including MODEX, April 9-12, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Lastly, CHM will develop training aids/webinar that highlight best practices and new technologies used in the CHM industry that can be shared with OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals.
Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 20, 2017.