Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM)
(signed October 1, 2007; concluded March 12, 2015)
Through the Alliance, OSHA and AEM will work together to provide rough terrain forklift or telehandler owners and operators with information, guidance, and access to training resources in multiple languages that will help them protect construction employees' health and safety. The Alliance will focus on hazards related to operating telehandlers in the workplace, such as ground conditions, machine mobility and overloading, as well as hoisting employees improperly. The Alliance's goals include:
Training and Education
- Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs for telehandler operators and "workers on foot," and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
Outreach and communication
- Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or AEM's conferences, seminars, or other events such as ConExpo-ConAgg and World of Asphalt.
- Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding AEM's best practices or effective approaches, including the use of pictorials and publicize results through outreach by AEM and through OSHA- or AEM-developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).
- Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects, including those associated with operating telehandlers, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
- Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on workplace hazards, including those associated with operating telehandlers, to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace.
- Agreement signed October 1, 2007.
Alliance Annual Reports
- Alliance Annual Report 2007-2008, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances.
Alliance News Release
- OSHA Announces New Alliance with the Association of Equipment Manufacturers. OSHA News Release, (2007, October 3).
Products and Resources
- Designated/Certified Operators Only Decal (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a decal to affix to cranes to remind operators that only owner designated and properly certified individuals should be allowed to operate the equipment. (2011, June).
- Employer-Certified Operators Only Decal (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a decal to affix to rough terrain forklifts to remind operators that only properly qualified individuals should be allowed to operate the equipment. (2010, July).
- Personnel Work Platforms: Preventing Rough-Terrain Forklift Accidents (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin providing general safety guidelines on the operation of rough-terrain forklifts equipped with a personnel work platform. (2011, September).
- Preventing Rough Terrain Forklift Accidents Best Practices Bulletin English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin providing users of rough terrain forklifts with information to prevent injury or death when operating rough terrain forklifts and addressing how to prevent overturn and run-over accidents. (2008, March; Portuguese translation 2010, May; Spanish translation 2011, May).
- "See and Be Seen" Best Practices Bulletin (PDF*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practice bulletin intended to prevent job site accidents by making workers more aware of the job site and equipment around them. (2012, September).
- "To See" Best Practices Bulletin English (PDF*), Portuguese (PDF*), Spanish (DOC*). Through the OSHA and Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) Alliance, AEM developed a best practices bulletin addressing critical issues to be aware of when operating rough terrain forklifts. (2009, December; Portuguese translation 2011, May; Spanish translation 2012, April).
- AEM Best Practices
- AEM/OSHA Alliance page
- Statement of Best Practices of General Training and Familiarization for Aerial Work Platform Equipment (PDF). An educational document providing general guidance and best practices for training and safe use of Aerial Work Platform equipment.
- Alliance Program Construction Roundtable. Through the Alliance Program's Construction Roundtable and its Design for Safety and Fall Protection Workgroups, a number of products and resources have been developed for the construction industry.
- Fall Prevention Campaign. Provides links to OSHA tools and resources to help prevent construction-related falls.
- Hazards Associated with Operating Skid-Steer Loaders with Bypassed and/or Improperly Maintained Safety Devices (PDF). OSHA Safety and Health Information Bulletin.
†Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.
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