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  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)

    Altec:

    Josh Chard, Director of Product and Prevention, Altec
    Kristie Hale, Sentry Program Coordinator, Altec
    Darin Hinnergardt, Manager of Sentry Safety Program
    Don McAuliffe, Corporate Safety Manger, Altec
    Lee Styslinger, Chief Executive Officer, Altec
    Robert Randall, Assistant Training Director, SELCAT

    Evaluation Period

    November 22, 2010 - November 21, 2011

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    March 8, 2011 - Implementation Team Meeting
    July 12, 2011 - Implementation Team Meeting
    November 8, 2011 - 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 and non-insulated aerial devices, including tree care devices.

        The OSHA and Altec Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on 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.

      Wood Chipper Brochure

      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.

      OSHA and Altec Alliance Web Page

      OSHA continues to update the OSHA and Altec Alliance Web page on the agency’s 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, seminar specific links were added for Altec’s Mobile Crane, Digger Derrick, and Safe Operation of Insulated and non-Insulated Aerial Devices Trainings. In addition, a link was added to access the Alliance developed product, Wood Chipper Brochure.

      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

      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 eTool’s editorial board.

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

      Event

      2011 ICUEE Trade Show, Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville, Kentucky, October 4-6, 2011

      Josh Chard, Director of Product and Prevention, Altec Industries, Inc; and Dean McKenzie, Safety and Health Specialist, Directorate of Construction, co-presented on the changes to the OSHA Cranes and Derricks Standard.

      Altec Outreach Opportunities

      Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, OSHA continued to provided Altec with numerous copies of four of the agency’s QuickCards: Tree Trimming and Removal Safety Tips; Protect Yourself Crane Safety; Aerial Lifts Safety Tips and Chain Saw Safety Tips as well as copies of the OSHA and Altec Alliance Activities Summary. The publications were distributed by Altec company representatives from its exhibit booth during the following event:

      • ICUEE, October 4-6, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky

      In addition, OSHA and Altec Alliance Team members delivered a number of presentations that included information about the OSHA’s New Cranes and Derricks Standard along with information about workplace safety and health resources available through OSHA. The following in a list of presentations and speakers:

      • January 14, 2011, North Dakota Apprentice REC, Bismarck, North Dakota – Josh Chard
      • February 8, 2011, Long Island Arbor Association, Long Island, New York – Joe Birkbeck
      • February 9, 2011, Municipal Electrical Utilities Association of New York, Syracuse, New York – Josh Chard
      • February 10, 2011, Montana Electrical Cooperative Association, Great Falls, Montana – Joe Birkbeck
      • February 22, 2011, Ohio REC, Columbus, Ohio – Darin Hinnergardt
      • March 17, 2011, Florida Association of Governmental Fleet Administrators, Daytona Beach, Florida – Josh Chard
      • March 24, 2011, Electric Cooperative of South Carolina Supervisors Conference, Greenville, South Carolina – Josh Chard
      • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding Altec best practices or effective approaches and publicize results through outreach by Altec and through OSHA or Altec developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

      Mobile Crane Training Seminar

      Through the Alliance, Altec delivered the Mobile Crane Training seminar to a total of 260 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan 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. Darrin Hinnergardt, Sentry Program Manager Program Coordinator, Altec, facilitated safety training seminars for OSHA Regional and Area Office staff and other safety and health professionals. The following 3 seminars were conducted during the reporting period:

      • April 6, 2011, Dublin, California
      • October 11, 2011, Chicago, Illinois
      • October 13, 2011, Chicago, Illinois

      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 423 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan 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 seminar’s attendees used during the hands-on demonstrations. Darrin Hinnergardt, Sentry Program Manager, Altec, facilitated safety training seminars for OSHA Regional and Area Office staff and other safety and health professionals. The following 7 seminars were conducted during the reporting period:

      • February 22, 2011, San Leandro, California
      • February 23, 2011, San Leandro, California
      • February 24, 2011, San Leandro, California
      • May 17, 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah
      • May 19, 2011, Salt Lake City, Utah
      • August 23, 2011, St. Louis, Missouri
      • August 24, 2011, St. Louis, Missouri

      Digger Derrick Training Seminar

      Through the Alliance, Altec delivered the Digger Derrick Training seminar to a total of 103 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan 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. Darrin Hinnergardt, Sentry Program Manager, Altec, facilitated safety training seminars for OSHA Regional and Area Office staff and other safety and health professionals. The following seminars have been conducted during the current reporting period: The following 8 seminars were conducted during the reporting period:

      • December 7, 2010, Atlanta, Georgia
      • June 7, 2011, Thomasville, North Carolina
      • June 8, 2011, Thomasville, North Carolina
      • June 9, 2011, Thomasville, North Carolina
      • July 21, 2011, Tacoma, Washington
      • July 22, 2011, Tacoma, Washington
      • September 14, 2011, Houston, Texas
      • September 15, 2011, Houston, Texas

      Wood Chipper Safety Training Seminar

      Through the Alliance, Altec began offering the Wood Chipper Safety Training seminar developed through its safety program, Altec SENTRY Program. A total of 26 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan staff participated in the training. Topics discussed the ½ day training seminar include: training and PPE requirements, tips for inspection; travel; work practices including unit setup and pre-operational inspection. Altec provides equipment that the training seminars' attendees to use during hands-on demonstrations. Darrin Hinnergardt, Sentry Program Manager Program Coordinator, Altec, facilitated safety training seminars for OSHA Regional and Area Office staff and other safety and health professionals. The following 2 seminars were conducted during the reporting period:

      • May 18, 2011- AM, Salt Lake City, Utah
      • May 18, 2011– PM, Salt Lake City, Utah

      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 2011.” The Article highlighted the training offered to OSHA staff during the reporting period including Altec’s Mobile Crane, Insulated and non-Insulated Aerial Device, Digger Derrick, and Wood Chipper Best Practice Seminars. The article was published in the December 2011 edition of the Alliance Program’s 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, wood chippers, non-insulated and insulated aerial devices, including tree care devices and industry hazards such as falls and electrocutions, that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.

      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.

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

    2. Executive Summary

      Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, the organizations have continued their excellent working relationship, which has developed over the past six 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, digger derricks, and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices. Examples of these efforts include:

      • Through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec developed Wood Chipper Brochure providing 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.

      • Through the Alliance, Altec conducted a total of 20 training seminars for 235 OSHA staff, including On-site Consultation and State Plan staff in California, Georgia, Missouri, North Carolina, Texas, Utah, and Washington. The Seminars included Digger Derrick, Mobile Crane, Wood Chipper Safety, 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 are continuing 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 Data Not Available
      Altec Safer and Smarter Web page Data Not Available
      December 7, 2010, Digger Derrick Safety
      Training Seminar – Atlanta, Georgia
      12
      February 22, 2011, Insulated Aerial Device Training Seminar – San Leandro, California 13

      February 23, 2011, Insulated Aerial Devices
      Training Seminar – San Leandro, California

      14

      February 24, 2011, Insulated Aerial Devices
      Training Seminar – San Leandro, California

      15

      April 26, 2011, Mobile Crane Training
      Seminar – Dublin, California

      4

      May 17, 2011, Insulated Aerial Devices Training
      Seminar – Salt Lake City, Utah

      14

      May 18, 2011, Wood Chipper Safety Training Seminar (AM) – Salt Lake City, Utah

      16

      May 18, 2011, Wood Chipper Safety Training Seminar (PM) – Salt Lake City, Utah

      10

      May 19, 2011, Insulated Aerial Devices Training Seminar – Salt Lake City, Utah

      12

      June 7, 2011, Digger Derrick Training Seminar – Thomasville, North Carolina

      16

      June 8, 2011, Digger Derrick Training Seminar - Thomasville, North Carolina

      13

      June 9, 2011, Digger Derrick Training Seminar
      – Thomasville, North Carolina
      9
      July 21, 2001, 2011, Digger Derrick
      Training Seminar – Tacoma, Washington
      15
      July 22, 2001, 2011, Digger Derrick
      Training Seminar – Tacoma, Washington
      9
      August 23, 2011, Insulated Aerial Devices Training Seminar – St. Louis, Missouri 10

      August 24, 2011, Insulated Aerial Devices Training Seminar – St. Louis, Missouri 10

      September 14, 2011, Digger Derrick
      Training Seminar – Houston, Texas
      9
      September 15, Digger Derrick
      Training Seminar – Houston, Texas
      5
      October 11-12, 2011, Mobile Crane Training Seminar – Chicago, Illinois 14
      October 12-13, Mobile Crane Training Seminar – Chicago, Illinois 15
      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
      46,460
      Electrical Power Generation, Transmission and Distribution Industry
      Safety and Health Topics Page
      12,418
      Tree Care Industry
      Safety and Health Topics Page
      4,622
      Powered Industrial Truck eTool 16,942
      Total 80,977

  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 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
    • Wood Chipper Safety Training
    In addition, through the OSHA and Altec Alliance, Altec will finalize a two Flow Charts focusing on operating, assembling and disassembling cranes around power lines.

    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.

    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 20, 2011.