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Through the Alliance, the participants will continue to promote a culture of safety, including small businesses and non-English and limited English speaking employees, to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to hazards such as those associated with the use and maintenance of cranes, derricks, aerial devices, and related equipment. Work will also involve the use of relevant injury, illness, and hazard exposure data, as well as information on workers’ compensation claims, non-injury incident data, and similar information to identify and prioritize areas of emphasis for awareness, training, outreach, and communication activities. The organizations will also explore and implement a means to evaluate the effectiveness of the Alliance’s products and activities. The Alliance’s goals include:

Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
  • Share information on OSHA’s National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
Outreach and Communication
  • Promote awareness of OSHA’s Fall Prevention and Heat Campaigns, as well as sharing of information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, such as the prevention of falls, electrical shock, and aerial lift tip overs.
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA’s or Altec’s conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition 2015 (ICUEE).
  • Expand existing relationships between Altec and OSHA’s Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including the training of Agency staff and providing technical expertise when appropriate (e.g., incident investigations).
Training and Education
  • Develop materials and effective training aids that align with current regulatory information, interpretations, and enforcement initiatives, as well as promote an understanding of workers’ rights and employer responsibilities outlined in the OSH Act.
  • Provide for the delivery of at least four Best Practice Training Seminars annually to agency staff, focusing on topics such as the use and maintenance of insulated aerial devises, mobile cranes, aerial devises, derricks, and other related equipment.
Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA and Lee Styslinger, III, Chief Executive Officer, Altec Industries at the alliance renewal ceremony on December 1, 2015.

Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary, USDOL-OSHA and Lee Styslinger, III, Chief Executive Officer, Altec Industries at the alliance renewal ceremony on December 1, 2015.

Alliance Program Participant Background

Milestones and Successes

Related Documents

Alliance Agreements
Alliance Annual Reports
Alliance News Releases and QuickTakes

Activities and Events

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
  • Aerial Devices - Vehicle-Mounted Elevating & Rotating Work Platforms (PDF*). 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*). 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).
  • Chipper Safety (PDF*). 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).
  • Crane Assembly & Disassembly - Around Power Lines Flowchart English/Spanish (PDF*). 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*). 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).
  • Cribbing and Blocking - Protect Yourself English and 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).
  • Operator Training for Aerial Equipment (PDF*). 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).
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