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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance
December 6, 2006


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed

    October 5, 2005

    Evaluation Period

    October 5, 2005 – October 4, 2006

    Overview

    The OSHA and Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), Alliance (known as the Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance) is providing crane, hoist and monorail systems owners and operators, with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help them protect employees' health and safety. Through the Alliance, the organizations are reducing and preventing exposure to workplace hazards associated with amputations and ergonomics.

    Implementation Team Members

    OSHA:

    Jess McCluer
    OOSA

    Material Handling Institute of America (MHIA)*:

    F. Hal Vandiver
    Executive Vice President

    CMAA:

    Greg Miskowiec
    Yale Lift-Tech

    HMI:

    John Perkins
    Ingersoll-Rand Company

    MMA:

    John Paxton
    Demag Cranes and Components Corporation
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    October 5, 2005
    Kick-off Implementation Team meeting, OSHA, Washington, DC
    November 1, 2005
    Crane, Hoist and Monorail Best Practices Seminar, Teleconference
    June 14, 2006
    Implementation Team Meeting, Washington, DC
    July 12, 2006
    Crane, Hoist and Monorail Fact Sheets and Safety Tips Sheets, Teleconference

    *CMAA, HMI and MMA are affiliated trade associations of MHIA

  3. Results

    1. Events and Products

      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, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the CMAA, HMI, and MMA Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.

      Products

      OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web Site

      OSHA developed a Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page that is posted on the Agency's Web site that includes the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance agreement, news releases, and activities and events. This Web site is updated on a regular basis.

      Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web site (www.mhia.org)

      MHIA developed a Web page for the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance on its Web site. The Web page has information on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance along with links to Crane, Hoist and Monorail Fact Sheets and Safety Tips Sheets that were developed through the Alliance.

      Publications and News Releases

      Articles and news releases on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance signing and the activities of the Alliance have appeared in publications such as BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter, CCH NetNews, CCH Safety NetNews, Industry News, News for OSC, OSHA Up to Date, on the Mhove, eMhove, and Professional Safety. For more information on the articles and news releases, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.

      CMAA, HMI and MMA Publications

      CMAA, HMI and MMA distributed the following industry-related specifications, standards, operator manuals, checklists and recommended practices publications to each OSHA Regional and Area Office.

      • Specifications for Top Running Bridge & Gantry Type Multiple Girder Electric Overhead Traveling Cranes-No. 70
      • Specifications for Top Running and Under Running Single Girder Electric Overhead Cranes Utilizing Under Running Trolley Hoist-No. 74
      • CMAA Specification 78 - Standards and Guidelines for Professional Services Performed on Overhead Traveling Cranes and Associated Hoisting Equipment
      • Crane Operator's Manual
      • Overhead Crane Inspection and Maintenance Checklist
      • Hoist Operators Manual
      • Manually Lever Operated Hoist Operators Manual
      • Hoist Inspection and Maintenance Personnel Manual
      • Manually Lever Operated Hoist Inspection and Hoist Maintenance Personnel Manual
      • Shall's and Shall Not's for Electric and Air Powered Hoists
      • Shall's and Shall Not's for Electric and Air Powered Hoists (Spanish/French)
      • Shall's and Shall Not's for Hand Chain Manually Operated Chain Hoists
      • Shall's and Shall Not's for Hand Chain Manually Operated Chain Hoists (Spanish/French)
      • Shall's and Shall Not's for Manually Lever Operated Chain Hoists
      • Shall's and Shall Not's for Manually Lever Operated Chain Hoists (Spanish/French)
      • MH27.1 – Specifications for Patented Track Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems
      • MH27.2 – Specifications for Enclosed Track Underhung Cranes and Monorail Systems

      OSHA's Electronic Assistance Tools

      Through the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance, the following implementation team member provided input into the development of OSHA's Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page, which was posted on the Agency's Web site in June 2006 and is also participating on the page's editorial boards.

      • Hal Vandiver, Executive Vice President, Business Development, MHIA, Charlotte, NC

      The following Alliance implementation team member provided input into the development of the draft Thermoforming module of OSHA's Machine Guarding eTool and is also participating on the tool's editorial board.

        • Hal Vandiver, Executive Vice President, Business Development, MHIA, Charlotte, NC
      • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CMAA, HMI, and MMA conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the NA2006 (North American Material Handling & Logistics Show and Conference) and ProMat 2007 as resources allow.

      Events

      MHIA 2006 Annual Membership and Product Sections & Councils Meetings, Scottsdale, Arizona, September 16-20, 2006

      Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, delivered presentations on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance and the Agency's cooperative programs and compliance assistance resources to over 50 attendees at the following meetings.

        • September 18, 2006 – MMA Annual Membership Meeting – 12 attendees
        • September 18, 2006 – HMA Annual Membership Meeting – 20 attendees
        • September 19, 2006 – CMAA Annual Membership Meeting –  30 attendees

        The meetings were held in conjunction with the MHIA 2006 Annual Membership and Product Sections & Councils Meetings September 16 - 20, 2006 in Scottsdale, Arizona.

      • Share information among OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals regarding CMAA, HMI, and MMA best practices or effective approaches in the safe use of crane, hoist and monorail equipment and publicize results through outreach by CMAA, HMI, and MMA and through OSHA or CMAA, HMI and MMA developed materials, training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures (or any other applicable forum).

      Products

      Proper Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Cranes and Hoists Fact Sheet

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed a fact sheet for employer and employees: The Proper Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Cranes and Hoists Fact Sheet. It describes standards, reference manuals and safety tips for the application and operation of overhead material handling equipment. The fact sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.

      Hoists, Cranes, Pullers - Safety & Warning Labels and Test Certification Fact Sheet

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed a fact sheet for employers and employees: Hoists, Cranes, Pullers - Safety & Warning Labels and Test Certification Fact Sheet. It identifies items that operators and inspectors need to know when purchasing, installing or using hoist, crane and puller equipment. The fact sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.

      Proper Use of Hand Signals for Cab-Controlled Cranes Safety Tips Sheet

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed a safety tips sheet for employees: Proper Use of Hand Signals for Cab-Controlled Cranes Safety Tips Sheet. It includes nine industry standard hand signals that are used for communication between the operator in the crane's cab and the floor person. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.

      Pre-Operational Equipment Check of Cranes and Hoists Safety Tips Sheet

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed a safety tips sheet for employees: Pre-Operational Equipment Check of Cranes and Hoists Safety Tips Sheet. It includes a pre-operational equipment checklist for cranes and hoists. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.

      Safe Lifting Practices Safety Tips Sheet

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed a safety tips sheet for employees: Safe Lifting Practices Safety Tips Sheet. It describes safe lifting practices for moving loads of material. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.

      Hoist Operation Safety Tips Sheet

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed a safety tips sheet for employees: Hoist Operation Safety Tips Sheet. It describes what an operator should and should not do while operating a hoist. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.

      • Promote and encourage CMAA, HMI, and MMA members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
      • The OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Work with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects on the safe use of crane hoist and monorail equipment that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
      • The OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      Promoting the National Dialogue on Workplace Safety and Health Goals

      • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
      • The OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

      • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder meetings on safety issues related to the use of crane, hoist and monorail equipment to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
      • The OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Implementation Team has not started work on programs or projects to address this goal.

    2. Executive Summary

      During the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance's first year, a very productive working relationship was established between the organizations. OSHA learned more about the material handling industry and CMAA, MMA and HMI learned more about the compliance assistance resources that the Agency has developed. This positive relationship led to the development of the following compliance assistance resources e.g. fact sheets and safety tips sheets for the material handling industry and public.

      • OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed the employer and employee fact sheet: Proper Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Cranes and Hoists Fact Sheet. It describes standards, reference manuals and safety tips for the application and operation of overhead material handling equipment. The fact sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.
      • OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed the employer and employee fact sheet: Hoists, Cranes, Pullers - Safety & Warning Labels and Test Certification Fact Sheet. It identifies items that operators and inspectors need to know when purchasing, installing or using hoist, crane and puller equipment. The fact sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.
      • OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed the employee safety tips sheet: This Proper Use of Hand Signals for Cab-Controlled Cranes Safety Tips Sheet. It includes nine industry standard hand signals that are used for communication between the operator in the crane's cab and the floor person. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.
      • OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed the employee safety tips sheet: The Pre-Operational Equipment Check of Cranes and Hoists Safety Tips Sheet. It includes a pre-operational equipment checklist for cranes and hoists. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.
      • OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed the employee safety tips sheet: Safe Lifting Practices Safety Tips Sheet. It describes safe lifting practices for moving loads of material. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.
      • OSHA and CMAA, HMI and MMA developed the employee safety tips sheet: Hoist Operation Safety Tips Sheet. It describes what an operator should and should not do while operating a hoist. The tips sheet was completed and posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2006. A link to the sheet on MHIA's Web site was also posted on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Web page.

      In addition, OSHA and CMA, HMI and MMA representatives are sharing their expertise through a number of different avenues. For example:

      • MHIA provided input into the development of OSHA's Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page and is also participating on the page's editorial board.
      • MHIA provided input into the development of a draft Thermoforming module for OSHA's Machine Guarding eTool and is also participating on the tool's editorial board.
      • CMAA, HMI and MMA sent publications including: industry-related specifications, standards, operator manuals, checklists and recommended practices to each OSHA Regional and Area Office.
      • Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA, made presentations on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance and the Agency's cooperative programs and compliance assistance resources to over 50 attendees at the MHIA 2006 Annual Membership and Product Sections & Councils Meetings.
      • MHIA promoted the signing and activities of the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance in its monthly e-newsletter, eMhove and quarterly publication on the Mhove.
    3. Alliance Program Reach

      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

      Number of Individuals Reached or Trained

      OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Web page on OSHA's Web site

      5,991

      Crane, Hoist and Monorail Web page on MHIA's Web site

      Data Not Available

      OSHA Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page

      5,371

      September 2006 - "OSHA Alliance Information and Resources Now Available On-line," e-Mhove

      13,000

      September 2006 – "OSHA Adds Basic Steel, Concrete to Safety and Health Topics Pages" Professional Safety

      Data Not Available

      September 29, 2006 – "Information on workplace Standards for Steel Product Manufacturing on OSHA Web site," CCH Safety NetNews

      Data Not Available

      September 25, 2006 – "Information on Workplace Standards for Steel Product Manufacturing on OSHA Web Site," CCH NetNews

      Data Not Available

      September 18-19, 2006 – MHIA 2006 Annual Membership and Product Sections & Councils Meetings, Scottsdale, Arizona

      • September 18, 2006 – MMA Annual Membership Meeting
      • September 18, 2006 – HMA Annual Membership Meeting
      • September 19, 2006 – CMAA Annual Membership Meeting
      Speaker: Paula White, Director, Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs, USDOL-OSHA

      52

      July 20, 2006 – "Basic Steel Products Focus of New Safety and Health Topics Page," News for OSC

      Data Not Available

      July 13, 2006 – "OSHA Announces Basic Steel Products Page," BNA Occupational Safety and Health Reporter

      Data Not Available

      June 30, 2006 – "OSHA Launches New Safety and Health Topics Page," OSHA news release announcing Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page

      69 News Services

      December 2005 – "OSHA Alliances," OSHA Up To Date

      Data Not Available

      Fall 2005 - "OSHA Announces Alliance with CMAA, HMI and MMA," on the Mhove

      13,000

      October 15, 2005 – "OSHA Welcomes New National Alliance Participants," Apex Safety Consultants - Safety News

      Data Not Available

      October 15, 2005 – OSHA includes information on the OSHA/Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance signing in its bi-weekly e-newsletter; QuickTakes

      38,000

      October 7, 2005 – "OSHA Forms Alliance with Material Handling Industry," Industry News

      Data Not Available

      October 5, 2005 – "OSHA Joins Alliance with Material Handling Industry," OSHA news release

      69 News Services

      TOTAL

      75,415

  4. Upcoming Milestones

  5. In the upcoming year, the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance's positive relationship will continue to grow and the Implementation Team will undertake a number of activities. For example, OSHA National Office and Region V representatives will staff the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance exhibit at the ProMat 2007 Convention on January 8 - 11, 2007 in Chicago, IL. OSHA will also provide publications, including the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance Activities Summary document, for distribution at the ProMat 2007. An OSHA National Office representative will participate in the convention's ribbon-cutting opening ceremony and press conference.

    In addition, MHIA will continue to be a member of OSHA's Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page's and Machine Guarding eTool editorial boards. Also, CMAA, HMI and MMA will invite OSHA representatives to make presentations on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance and the Agency's cooperative programs and compliance assistance resources at the association's upcoming events.

    Finally, MHIA will promote OSHA compliance assistance materials and outreach resources and the OSHA and Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance through its, monthly e-newsletter, eMhove and quarterly publication on the Mhove. OSHA will also promote the products the Alliance produces in the Alliance Quarterly Review.

    Report prepared by: Jess McCluer, Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, December 14, 2006

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