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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

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

February 2017


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      November 22, 2005

    2. Dates Renewed

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

      Evaluation Period

      November 22, 2015 through November 21, 2016

    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 equipment hazards such as falls and electrocutions.

    4. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      Christina Morgan* Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      Courtney Murray Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)
      Michael Payne Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, OCS, DOC
      Bill Willson* Program Analyst, OOSA, DCSP

      Altec

      Joshua Chard Director of Product and Corporate Safety
      Phil Doud Sentry Manager
      Kristy Hale Administrator. Product and Corporate Safety
      Darin Hinnergardt Safety Training Specialist

      *Bill Willson served as OSHA’s alliance coordinator through 12/31/2015;
      Christina Morgan assumed this role as of January 1, 2016.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 26, 2016
    • September 29, 2016

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

  3. Results

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

    Training and Education: 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 devices, mobile cranes, aerial devices, derricks, and other related equipment.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Training March 8, 2016: Tree Care Aerial Device training for staff from the Washington Department of Labor and Industries (L&I)- Division of Occupational Health (DOSH) Olympia, WA. Construction, Fall Prevention 14
    Training March 8, 2016: Wood Chipper Device training for L&I/DOSH staff in Olympia, WA. 14
    Training May 1-2, 2016: Mobile Crane training for OSHA Region 1 staff in Providence, RI. 12
    Training August 2, 2016: Tree Care Aerial Device training for Mississippi Consultation Program staff in Canton, MS. 14
    Training August 2, 2016: Wood Chipper Device training for MS Consultation Program staff in Canton, MS 14
    Training November 15, 2016: Tree Care Aerial Device training for staff from the California Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Cal/OSHA) in Sacramento, CA. 13
    Training November 15, 2016: Wood Chipper Device training for Cal/OSHA staff in Sacramento, CA. 13
    Training November 16, 2016: Tree Care Aerial Device training for Cal/OSHA staff in Sacramento, CA. 15
    Training November 16, 2016: Wood Chipper Device training for Cal/OSHA staff in Sacramento, CA. 15
    Training November 17, 2016: Tree Care Aerial Device training for Cal/OSHA staff in Sacramento, CA. 16
    Training November 17, 2016: Wood Chipper Device training for Cal/OSHA staff in Sacramento, CA. 16

    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives and Outreach and Communication:

    • Share information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
    • 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.

    Activity Type

    Activity Name/Summary

    OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported

    Number Reached

    Dissemination Altec maintains a “Safety Resources” page with information about relevant OSHA standards and resources. This includes information regarding the Fall Stand Down and Heat Illness Prevention campaigns. Construction, Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention 1201 unique views
    Dissemination OSHA and Altec Alliance Web Page: OSHA maintains and updates a page specific to the alliance on the Agency Web site. Construction, Fall Prevention 417 unique views

    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

    Dissemination Altec distributed OSHA publications at industry events, including the following:
    • Sacramento Safety Expo- 3/22/16- 250 reached
    • iP Expo- Hands on Safety- 4/27/16- 250 reached
    • CA Sign Association meeting- 7/19/16- 15 reached
    • International Lineman Rodeo- 10/14/16- 500 reached
    • Tree Care Industry Association Expo- 11/10/16- 400 reached
    Construction, Fall Prevention 1415
    Dissemination Altec distributed OSHA publications to students of its Sentry training classes throughout the reporting period. Construction, Fall Prevention 600

    TOTAL

     

     

    3,789
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In calendar year 2017, 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 2017 International Construction and Utility Equipment Exposition (ICUEE). Altec will also explore with OSHA possible development of new educational resource(s) related to dual-rated equipment.

    Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, February 2017

Activity Types:

  • Alliance Product: Products (e.g., fact sheets, videos, toolbox talks) developed by Alliance participants as part of the Alliance. These are not OSHA products.
  • Dissemination: An Alliance participant sends OSHA information, Alliance products, or other safety and health information to its stakeholders. This includes information sent by email or social media (Facebook, Twitter), and information included in newsletters and other publications. It also includes hits on the Alliance participant’s or OSHA’s Web page.
  • Evaluation: Any efforts by the Alliance participant to evaluate the effectiveness of an Alliance activity or the Alliance as a whole.
  • Event: Participation in events such as the Construction Roundtable and NAOSH Week.
  • Exhibit: OSHA exhibits at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
  • OSHA Product Review: Review of an OSHA product by an Alliance participant. For example, an Alliance participant may provide technical comments on an OSHA eTool or publication. The review itself is considered the Alliance activity.
  • Speech/Presentation: Speeches or presentation by OSHA staff at events sponsored by the Alliance participant.
  • Training: This includes best practice seminars or other training that Alliance participants provide for OSHA staff. It also includes training for workers/employers/others by Alliance participants.
  • Other: Use this if an activity does not fit into one of the other categories.

OSHA Areas of Emphasis:

  • Agriculture
  • Asian American/Pacific Islander Workers
  • Construction
  • Ergonomics
  • Fall Prevention
  • Hazard Communication/Chemicals
  • Health Care
  • Heat Illness Prevention
  • Hispanic/Latino Workers
  • Maritime
  • Oil and Gas
  • Safety and Health Programs
  • Small Business
  • Temporary Workers
  • Transportation
  • Young Workers
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