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(signed November 22, 2005; renewed December 18, 2007; renewed June 14, 2012)


OSHA and Altec will provide information and 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 safe operation and maintenance of cranes, chippers, digger derricks, and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices, including tree care devices. The Alliance's goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives:

  • To share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.

Outreach and communication:

  • To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to develop ways of communicating such information (e.g., print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools, and OSHA's and the Altec's Web sites) to employers and workers in the industry.
  • To speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or Altec's conferences, local meetings or events such as the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition.
  • To share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Altec's good practices or effective approaches through training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum) developed by the participants.
  • To work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on the safe operation and maintenance of cranes, chippers, digger derricks and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices including tree care devices that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

Milestones and Successes


Related Documents


Alliance Agreements

Alliance Annual Reports

Alliance News Releases

Activities and Events (Archive)

Best Practices Seminars

  • Mobile Crane Training. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec safety managers conduct training seminars on the safe operation of mobile cranes for OSHA staff.
  • Digger Derrick Training. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec safety managers conduct training seminars on the safe operation of digger derricks for OSHA staff.
  • Safe Operation of Insulated Aerial Devices Training. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec safety managers conduct training seminars on the safe operation of insulated aerial devices for OSHA staff.
  • Wood Chipper Training. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec safety managers conduct training seminars on the safe operation wood chipper devices for OSHA staff.

Additional Activities and Events

  • May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Altec Industries, Inc. and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
  • May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Altec Industries, Inc. and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by ASSE and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."

Products and Resources


Alliance Program Participant Developed Products

  • Cribbing and Blocking - Protect Yourself [English, Spanish]. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed informational guidance for the proper use of cribbing and blocking to set up cranes or other devices with outriggers or stabilizers. (2013, September)
  • Crane Assembly & Disassembly - Around Power Lines Flowchart [English/Spanish PDF* - 271 KB]. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a flowchart to help employers comply with OSHA's requirements for assembly and disassembly of cranes around power lines. (2012, April; Spanish translation, 2013 September)
  • Crane Operation Around Power Lines Flowchart [English/Spanish PDF* - 194 KB]. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a flowchart to help employers comply with OSHA's requirements for crane operation around power lines. (2012, April; Spanish translation, 2013 September)
  • Chipper Safety [PDF* - 380 KB]. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a brochure that provides information in English and Spanish to help employers identify the training recommended for employees as well as tips on the inspection, transportation, and work practices of chipper operators and chipper devices. (2011, August)
  • Aerial Devices - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating & Rotating Work Platforms [PDF* - 167 KB]. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a brochure that provides information in English and Spanish to help employers inform their workers about the hazards with working on aerial devices and identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2008, August)
  • Aerial Equipment - Electrical Hazards [PDF* - 164 KB]. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a brochure that provides information in English and Spanish to help employers inform their workers about the electrical hazards associated with working on aerial devices and identifies guidelines for employees to follow. (2008, August)
  • Operator Training for Aerial Equipment [PDF* - 160 KB]. Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed a brochure that provides information in English and Spanish to help employers identify the training recommended for workers on the inspection and operation of aerial equipment. (2008, August)

OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

OSHA eTools

Additional Resources

**Alliance Implementation Team members serve on the editorial board.
+Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.

Areas of Emphasis



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