Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Altec Industries, Inc.


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    November 22, 2005

    Date Renewed

    December 18, 2007

    Overview

    Through the Alliance, OSHA and Altec are working together to provide information, guidance, and access to training resources to help protect employees health and safety, including non-English or limited English speaking workers. The Alliance continues to address the safe operation of cranes, digger derricks, and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices, including tree care devices, and focuses on industry hazards such as falls and electrocutions.

    Implementation Team Members

    OSHA:

    Gary Johnson, Jr., Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)
    Bill Willson, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA)

    Altec:

    Ron Beach, SENTRY Safety Program Manager
    Josh Chard, Director of Product and Prevention
    Kristie Hale, Administrative Assistant
    Darin Hinnergardt Master Training Instructor
    Julie Perilloux, Test Site Administrator
    Lee Styslinger, Chief Executive Officer

    Evaluation Period

    November 22, 2009 - November 21, 2010

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    March 18, 2010 - Implementation Team Meeting
    July 8, 2010 - Implementation Team Meeting
    November 9, 2010 - Implementation Team Meeting

  3. Results

    1. Events and Products

      Training and Education Goal

      • Work with OSHA to provide expertise to develop training and education programs in English and Spanish, on the safe operation and proper use of cranes, digger derricks, and insulated, non-insulated and aerial devices, including tree care devices.

        The OSHA and Altec Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      Outreach and Communication Goals

      • Work with OSHA to provide expertise in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, including electronic assistance tools and OSHA and Altec Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

      OSHA and Altec Alliance Web Page

      OSHA continues to update the OSHA and Altec Alliance Web page on the agencys Web site. The page includes links to the Alliance renewal agreement and related documents, activities and events, and safety and health resources. During the reporting period, information on Altec Mobile Crane Training and Safe Operation of Insulated Aerial Devices Training for OSHA staff was added to the page.

      For more info on the number of visits to the OSHA and Altec Alliance Web page, please see the Alliance Program Reach Table.

      Altec SENTRY Program Web Site

      Altec continues to update and revise the page, which includes links to products developed through the OSHA and Altec Alliance and other safety and health resources.

      OSHA Safety and Health Topics Pages

      Joshua Chard, Director, Product and Corporate Safety, Altec Industries, Inc., continues to serve on the editorial boards for the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages:

      • Cranes, Derrick, and Hoist Safety
      • Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry
      • Tree Care Industry

      OSHA Powered Industrial Trucks eTool

      Don McAuliffe, Corporate Safety Manager, is currently serving on the eTools editorial board.

      • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA or industry-related conferences, local meetings or other events.

      Event

      2010 Annual OSHA On-site Consultation Training Conference , San Diego Marriott Gaslamp Quarter Hotel, San Diego, California, April 27, 2010

      Darin Hinnergardt, Master Training Instructor, Altec Industries, Inc; Daniel J. Moss, Technical Consultant, Standards and Safety Services, Association of Equipment Manufacturers; and Stephen Smith, President Elect, Scaffolding Industry Association; will present "Aerial Work Platforms: Safety Issues and Emerging Technologies."

      Products

      Mobile Crane Training Seminar

      Through the Alliance, Altec delivered the Mobile Crane Training seminar to for a total of 103 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan State staff. Topics discussed during the two day training seminar include: safety statements; hand signals and OSHA regulations; and unit setup and pre-operational inspection. In addition, Altec provided equipment that the training seminars' attendees used during the hands-on demonstrations. Kristy Hale, SENTRY Safety Program Manager, Altec, facilitated safety training seminars for OSHA Regional and Area Office staff and other safety and health professionals throughout the United States. The following 8 seminars were conducted during the reporting period:

      • November 18-19, 2010, Sayreville, New Jersey
      • November 18-19, 2010, Sayreville, New Jersey
      • November 16-17, 2010, Sayreville, New Jersey
      • August 26-27, 2010, Kansas City, Missouri
      • August 24-25, 2010, Kansas City, Missouri
      • June 17-18, 2010, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
      • June 15-16, 2010, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
      • April 21-22, 2010, Wethersfield, Connecticut
      • April 19-20, 2010, Wethersfield, Connecticut

      Safe Operation of Insulated and Non-Insulated Aerial Device Training Seminar

      Through the Alliance, Altec delivered the Safe Operation of Insulated and Non-Insulated Aerial Devices seminar to a total of 22 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan State staff. Topics discussed during the one day training seminar include: best practices and safe operation of insulated and non-insulated aerial devices; issues related to minimum approach distances to energized sources and the prevention of electrocutions. In addition, Altec provided equipment that the training seminars attendees used during the hands-on demonstrations. Kristy Hale, SENTRY Safety Program Manager, Altec, conducted the safety training seminar for OSHA Regional and Area Office staff and other safety and health professionals throughout the United States. The following 2 seminars were conducted during the reporting period:

      • May 18, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • May 19, 2010, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

      Digger Derrick Training Seminar

      Through the Alliance, Altec delivered Digger Derrick Training seminar to for a total of 26 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan State staff. Topics discussed during the two day training seminar include: safety statements; hand signals and OSHA regulations; and unit setup and pre-operational inspection. In addition, Altec provided equipment that the training seminars' attendees used during the hands-on demonstration. The following 2 seminars were conducted during the reporting period:

      • October 15, 2010, Sayreville, New Jersey
      • October 14, 2010, Sayreville, New Jersey

      Article

      Article in Alliance Quarterly Review

      Gary Johnson, Jr., Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, OOSA, developed an article about Best Practices training seminars entitled Best Practice Seminars Presented by Alliance Program Participants: FY 2010. The article highlighted the training offered to OSHA staff during the reporting period, including Atecs Mobile Crane, Insulated and non-Insulated Aerial Devices, and Digger Derricks Best Practices Seminars. The article was published in the December 2010 edition of the Alliance Programs Alliance Quarterly Review.

      • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects such as the safe operation and use of cranes, digger derricks, insulated, non-insulated and aerial devices, including tree care devices and industry hazards such as falls and electrocutions, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      Potential Projects with Tree Care Industry Association of America

      Through the Alliance, Altec is exploring opportunities to collaborate with the Tree Care Industry Association (TCIA), another Alliance Program participant, to identify projects of common interest on which to work together. Potential projects include the development of Fact Sheets, Tool Box Talks, and/or Checklists.

      Promoting the National Dialogue Goal

      • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings to address safety and health issues such as the safe use of cranes, digger derricks and aerial devices and hazards such as falls and electrocutions to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

      2010 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week, May 2-8, 2010, Washington, DC

      Altec and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2010 NAOSH Week, "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces." Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers, an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering, the week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.

    2. Executive Summary

      Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, the organizations have continued their excellent working relationship, which has developed over the past five years. During the reporting period, OSHA and Altec have continued working together on a number of projects to share and distribute safety and health information regarding cranes, insulated and non-insulated aerial devices, and Digger Derricks. Examples of these efforts include:

      • Through the Alliance, Altec conducted a total of 12 training seminars for 151 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan State staff, in Connecticut, Missouri, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The Seminars included Digger Derrick, Mobile Crane, and Safe Operation of Insulated and non-Insulated Aerial Devices Trainings.

      • Josh Chard continued to share his expertise with OSHA by serving on the editorial boards for the following OSHA Safety and Health Topics pages:

        • Cranes, Derrick and Hoist Safety
        • Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry
        • Tree Care Industry

      • In addition, Don McAuliffe is serving on the editorial board for OSHA eTool:

        • Powered Industrial Trucks (Forklift)

      • OSHA and Altec continue to provide online safety and health information through the organizations Web sites. In addition, the Web sites are regularly updated with new safety and health information. Altec has revised and updated its Altec SENTRY Program Web page that contains Alliance Program information.

    3. Alliance Program Reach

      Type of Activity
      Number of Individuals Reached
      OSHA and Altec Alliance Web page 8565
      Altec Safer and Smarter Web page Not Available
      April 19-20, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Training Seminar – Wethersfield Connecticut
      15
      April 21-22, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Training Seminar – Wethersfield Connecticut
      14
      May 18, 2010, Insulated Aerial Devices
      Training Seminar – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      10
      May 19, 2010, Insulated Aerial Devices
      Training Seminar – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      12
      June 15-16, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Seminar – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
      15
      June 17-18, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Seminar – Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
      14
      July 28, 2009, Insulated Aerial Devices Training Seminar – Reno, Nevada 15
      August 24-25, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Training Seminar – Kansas City, Missouri
      9
      August 26-27, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Training Seminar – Kansas City, Missouri
      11
      October 14, 2010, Digger Derrick Training Seminar – Middlesex County, New Jersey 12
      October 15, 2010, Digger Derrick Training Seminar – Middlesex County, New Jersey 14
      November 16-17, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Training Seminar – Middlesex County, New Jersey
      13
      November 18-19, 2010, Mobile Crane Training
      Training Seminar – Middlesex County, New Jersey
      12
      December 2010, “Best Practice Seminars Presented by Alliance Program Participants: FY 2010” Alliance Quarterly Review 300
      Cranes, Derrick and Hoist Safety
      Safety and Health Topics Page
      35,187
      Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry
      Safety and Health Topics Page
      12,963
      Tree Care Industry
      Safety and Health Topics Page
      8,526
      Powered Industrial Truck eTool 8,565
      Total 65,692

  4. Upcoming Milestones

    Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, the Implementation Team will continue to collaborate on projects and activities to achieve the goals of the Alliance. For Example:

    1. Altec will continue to offer the following training seminars to OSHA staff:

      • Safe Operation of Insulated and non-Insulated Aerial Devices
      • Mobile Crane Training
      • Digger Derrick Training

    2. Altec additionally expects to make a fourth Best Practices Seminar on Wood Chippers available for OSHA staff.

    3. In addition, through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec will finalize a pamphlet focusing on Chipper safety for the industry that will contain both English and Spanish language.

    4. Josh Chard will continue to serve as a member of the editorial board for the Cranes, Derrick and Hoist Safety; Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry; and Tree Care Industry Safety and Health Topics pages and will provide feedback as appropriate, and Altec representative Don McAuliffe will serve with other Alliance Program participants on the editorial board for the agency’s Powered Industrial Truck eTool.

    5. OSHA and Altec will continue to work together to promote safety and health in the workplace and the OSHA and Altec Alliance through exhibiting and speaking opportunities at trade shows and conferences. Altec will continue to update its Altec SENTRY Program Web page with safety and health resources including links to OSHA safety and health resources.

Report prepared by: Gary Johnson, Jr, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services Alliances, December 22, 2010.