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The OSHA and AHTD Alliance will provide industrial workers, supervisors and machine designers with information and guidance to raise their awareness of the importance of proper selection, use, maintenance and installation of machine guarding equipment and the use of lockout/tagout procedures. Goals of the Alliance include:

Outreach and communication
  • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing and disseminating information on machine guarding equipment and lockout/tagout procedures, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the AHTD's Web site to employers and employees in the industry.)
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's and AHTD's conferences, meetings or other events, such as the AHTD Spring and Fall Meetings and regional safety conferences that AHTD member companies may participate in.
  • Work with other Alliance participants on projects to address safety and health issues in the industrial workplace including machine safeguarding and lockout/tagout procedures.
Promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health
  • Participate in stakeholder and other forums for providing input on machine safeguarding and lockout/tagout issues in the workplace.

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases

Products and Resources

Alliance Program Participant Developed Products
  • Sample Safety Light Curtain Check-out Log. Through the OSHA and Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) Alliance, AHTD developed a log template to assist employers and employees in developing a procedure log for new light curtain machine guarding equipment being installed at their facilities. (2008, June).
  • Machine Guarding Devices. Through the OSHA and Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) Alliance, AHTD developed a slide presentation with technical information about the use of machine guarding devices in the workplace. (2008, November).
OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages
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Additional Resources
  • AHTD/OSHA Alliance page
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