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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

Occupational Safety and Health Administration
and
Altec Industries, Inc. (Altec)

April 10, 2016

I. Alliance Background

  1. Date Signed

    November 22, 2005

  2. Dates Renewed

    December 18, 2007
    June 14, 2012
    December 1, 2015

    Evaluation Period

    November 22, 2011 through November 21, 2015

  3. Overview

    Through the alliance, OSHA and Altec work 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.

  4. Implementation Team Members

    OSHA

    Robert Bell Office of Engineering Safety (OES), Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG)
    Gary Johnson, Jr. Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
    Dean McKenzie Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP) Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)
    Courtney Murray OCS, DOC
    Bill Willson OOSA, DCSP

    Altec

    Joshua Chard
    Kristy Hale
    Darin Hinnergardt
    Don McAuliffe
    Robert Randall

II. Implementation Team Meetings

  • March 19, 2012
  • July 6, 2012
  • November 5, 2012
  • February 25, 2013
  • April 25, 2014
  • August 5, 2014
  • October 20, 2014

In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from both groups maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance’s progress and results.

III. Results

The following table summarizes the Alliance’s activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the timeframe of this report.

Products:  To develop information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to communicate such information to employers and workers in the industry.

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Products Developed in 2012

  • Crane Assembly & Disassembly around Power Lines Flowchart (2012, April.)
  • Crane Operation around Power Lines Flowchart (2012, April).

Construction

 

Products Developed in 2013

  • Cribbing and Blocking: Protect Yourself. Fact Sheet (English and Spanish: 2013, September).
  • Crane Assembly & Disassembly around Power Lines Flowchart (Spanish translation: 2013, September.)
  • Crane Operation around Power Lines Flowchart (Spanish translation: 2013, September.)

Construction

 

 

Training: Provide for the delivery of Altec Sentry training seminars to agency staff focusing on topics such as the use and maintenance of insulated aerial devices, mobile cranes, aerial devices, derricks, and other related equipment.

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Training

December 7, 2011: Mobile Crane Training in Dallas, Texas

Construction, Fall Prevention

16

Training

April 17-19, 2012: Mobile Crane Training in Boise, Idaho

 

20

Training

June 19-21, 2012: Mobile Crane Training in Portland, Oregon

 

24

Training

August 21-22, 2012: Mobile Crane Training in Burlington, Vermont

 

13

Training

October 23-24, 2012: Aerial Devices Training in Goshen, New York

 

28

Training

December 4-6, 2012: Mobile Crane Training in Houston, Texas

 

20

Training

April 23-24, 2013: Tree Care Aerial Device and Wood Chipper Training in Arlington Heights, Illinois

 

15

Training

June 25-27, 2013: Mobile Crane Training in Indianola, Iowa

 

34

Training

August 6-8, 2013: Mobile Crane Training in Fairfield, Maine

 

16

Training

December 3-5, 2013: Mobile Crane Training in Henderson, Nevada

 

21

Training

February 26, 2014: Digger Derrick Training in Boise, Idaho

 

15

Training

May 20-21, 2014: Mobile Crane Training in Greenwood, Colorado

 

23

Training

November 6, 2014: Tree Care Aerial Device and Wood Chipper Training in Madison, WI

 

10

Training

March 24-26, 2015: Mobile Crane Training in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

12

Training

June 10-11, 2015: Insulated Aerial Device, Mobile Crane, and Digger Derricks Training (Classroom Only) in Washington, DC

 

28

Training

August 4-6, 2015: Mobile Crane Training in Hunt Valley, Maryland (for Maryland OSHA staff).

 

27

Training

November 17-19, 2015: Mobile Crane Training in Louisville, Kentucky (for Kentucky OSHA staff)

 

28

 

Outreach and Communication: Raise Awareness of relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate.

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Dissemination

Altec helped to promote the Fall Prevention campaign (including the 2014 and 2015 Fall Stand-Downs) and the Heat Illness Prevention campaign by adding information to its website.

 

Construction, Fall-Prevention.

Not available

Dissemination

Altec helped disseminate information regarding OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks rulemaking and final standard by adding links to its website.

Construction

Not available

Dissemination

Altec posted to its website a copy of a September 12, 2012 Letter of Interpretation (PDF) concerning the application of OSHA’s fall protection standard to the use of personal fall arrest systems on aerial lifts

Construction

Not available

 

Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or Altec's conferences, local meetings or events such as the International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE).

Activity Type

Activity Name/Summary

OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

Number Reached

Event

Altec supported North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015.

 

Not available

Event

Don McAuliffe represented Altec at OSHA’s Hazard Communication/GHS Roundtable on July 12, 2012 in Washington, DC.

 

Not applicable

Event

OSHA and Altec staff co-presented at the 2013 and 2015 ICUEEs.

 

Not available

Exhibit

Altec distributed OSHA publications at the 2013 and 2015 ICUEEs.

 

Not available

Dissemination

Altec distributed OSHA publications at Altec Sentry trade shows.

 

Not available

 

TOTAL

 

350 trained, plus unknown number reached by outreach

IV. Upcoming Milestones

In calendar year 2016, Altec will provide four Altec Sentry training sessions to federal and state OSHA and Consultation Program staff across the country. Altec will also continue to raise awareness of OSHA’s rulemaking efforts, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns (e.g., Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention), as appropriate.  Altec will also provide OSHA with opportunities to speak and/or exhibit at Altec’s conference, meetings, or events, including the biannual International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE).

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 6, 2016

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