CHM - Alliance Annual Report - April 12, 2016
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Crane, Hoist, and Monorail (CHM) Associations
April 12, 2016
- Alliance Background
- Date Signed
October 5, 2005
- Dates Renewed
October 29, 2007
November 21, 2012
February 2, 2016
October 5, 2011 – October 4, 2015
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 Members
- Todd Briggs
- Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
- Hal Vandiver
- Executive Vice President, Material Handling Institute of America (MHIA)
- Chris Becker
- President, G.W. Becker, Inc. (CMAA)
- John Fanger
- Demag Cranes and Components (Worker Representative) (CMAA)
- Chris Hess
- Harrington Hoists (HMI)
- Jim McElhaney
- CMAA, Worker Representative
- John Paxton
- President, HMI
- Brian Rey
- Gorbel (MMA)
- Date Signed
- Implementation Team Meetings
- October 6, 2011
- February 29, 2012
- July 30, 2012
- December 11, 2012
- April 18, 2013
- August 21, 2013
- January 30, 2014
- May 20, 2014
- September 16, 2014
- May 26, 2015
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 Products Developed in 2012
- Crane Assembly & Disassembly - Around Power Lines Flowchart* (2012, April). Helps employers comply with OSHA's requirements for assembly and disassembly of cranes around power lines.
- Fact Sheet No. 4: Radio Controls Can Enhance Safety and Productivity* (2012, December). Addresses issues associated with radio controls improving safety and productivity when used with overhead cranes.
- Fact Sheet No. 5: Crane Components That Can Improve Safety, Reliability, and Maintenance* (English/Spanish; 2012, December). Addresses crane components that can improve safety, reliability, and maintenance, including horns, warning/crane lights, and walkways.
General Industry/Hispanic/Latino Workers Not Available Products Developed in 2013
- Crane Assembly & Disassembly - Around Power Lines Flowchart* (Spanish translation, 2013 September). Helps employers comply with OSHA's requirements for assembly and disassembly of cranes around power lines.
- Crane Operation Around Power Lines Flowchart* (Spanish translation, 2013 September). Helps employers comply with OSHA's requirements for crane operation around power lines.
General Industry/Hispanic/Latino Workers Not Available Products Developed in 2015
- Safety Sheet No. 12: Hoist/Trolley Control - Contactor vs. Variable Frequency Drive (VFD)* (2015, April). Provides workers with information on the differences between contractor and VFD hoist/trolley controls.
- Safety Tips Sheet No. 13: General Safety Guidance for Lever Hoists* (2015, April). Provides workers with information on the safe operation of lever hoists.
- Safety Tips Sheet No. 14 : Workstation Crane and Patented Track Systems Inspection* (2015, April). Provides workers with information on inspecting workstation cranes and patented track systems.
- Safety Tips Sheet No. 15: Overhead Manual Chain Hoist* (2015, April). Provides workers with information on the safe operation of overhead manual chain hoists.
General Industry Not Available 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 Conference
OSHA staff maintained an Alliance exhibit booth to distribute safety and health outreach materials, and answer questions at MHIA’s MODEX conference:
- March 17-20 2014, Atlanta, GA
General Industry 350 Conference
OSHA staff maintained an Alliance exhibit booth to distribute safety and health outreach materials, and answer questions at CHM’s ProMat conferences:
- January 21-24, 2013, Chicago, IL
- March 23-26, 2015, Chicago, IL
General Industry 600 Meeting
MHIA Spring/Fall Meetings A CHM representative delivered an update on the OSHA and CHM Alliance at the MHIA spring/fall meetings:
- April 8-10, 2013, Charlotte, NC
- September 30-October 3, 2013, Orlando, FL
- May 12-14, 2014, Charlotte, NC
General Industry 150 Outreach and Communication: Raise Awareness of relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate. Dissemination
OSHA’s Prevention of Falls Campaign
- CHM 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.
Falls/Construction/Hispanic/Latino Workers Not Available
1,100 reached, plus other unknown reached through additional outreach.
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 2-6, 2016. 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 ProMat, April 3-6, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois. Lastly, CHM will develop training aids that highlight best practices and new technology 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 12, 2016.