AGREEMENT RENEWING AN ALLIANCE
THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
ALTEC INDUSTRIES, INC.
The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec) continue to recognize the value of maintaining a collaborative relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. To that end, OSHA and Altec hereby renew, in part, the Alliance signed November 22, 2005, and renewed December 18, 2007, with a continued emphasis on the safe operation and maintenance of cranes, chippers, digger derricks and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices including tree care devices. Specifically, both organizations are committed to providing Altec employees and others, including the non-English or limited English speaking workers, with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect the health and safety of workers and understand the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). Through the Alliance, the organizations will continue to address fall, electrocution and tip-over hazards In renewing this Alliance, OSHA and Altec recognize that OSHA's State Plan and On-site Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.
Raising Awareness of OSHA's Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following goal related to 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
The Participants intend to work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:
- 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 anyother 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.
OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as raising awareness of OSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives, training and education, and outreach and communication. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing or promoting, nor does it intend to endorse or promote, any of that party's products or services.
An implementation team made up of representatives of each organization will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures, and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance. OSHA team members will include representatives of the Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, and any other appropriate offices. OSHA will encourage State Plan States' and OSHA On-site Consultation Projects' participation on the team.
This agreement will remain in effect for two years. Either signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the written concurrence of both signatories.
Signed this 14th day of June, 2012.
- David Michaels, PhD, MPH
- Assistant Secretary of Labor for
- Occupational Safety and Health Administration
- Lee Styslinger, III
- Chief Executive Officer
- Altec Industries, Inc.