Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Crane, Hoist and Monorail Alliance


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed


    October 5, 2005

    Dates Renewed

    October 29, 2007

    Evaluation Period

    October 5, 2009 October 4, 2010

    Overview:

    The OSHA and Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), and Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), Alliance (known as the OSHA and Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance) is providing crane, hoist and monorail systems owners and operators in general industry and construction with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, including Spanish-speaking, and other high-risk or vulnerable "hard-to-reach" employees, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to safety and health issues such as electrical hazards, falls from elevations or being struck by moving equipment.

    Implementation Team Members

    OSHA:

    Todd Briggs Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
    Francis Dougherty, Office of Construction Services (OCS), Directorate of Construction (DOC)

    Material Handling Institute of America (MHIA)*** :

    F. Hal Vandiver, Executive Vice President

    CMAA:

    Chris Becker

    HMI:

    Chris Hess

    MMA:

    John Paxton, Demag Cranes and Components Corporation
    Brian Rey

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

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    January 14, 2010 - Implementation Team Meeting
    June 4, 2010 - Implementation Team Meeting

    In addition to these formal meetings, the Alliance coordinators from each group maintained regular contact throughout the reporting period to monitor the Alliance's progress and results.

  3. Results
     
    1. Events

      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

        Through the OSHA and CHM Alliance, CMAA, HMI, and MMA developed safety tips cards, which were posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2010, and linked to from the OSHA and Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site:

        • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: General Tips"
        • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Before Each Shift"
        • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Before Operating the Crane and Applying the Load"
        • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Operating the Crane and Moving the Load"
        • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Parking the Load"
        • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Fall Protection for Overhead Crane Operators and Service Providers"

        OSHA and Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance Web Page

        OSHA updates the OSHA and CHM Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site. The page includes information about the Alliance, including agreements, news releases, and activities and events. The page also includes links to Alliance-developed products such as safety tips sheets and fact sheets, which are posted to the MHIA Web site.

        Crane, Hoist, and Monorail and OSHA Alliance Web Page

        MHIA maintained the Crane, Hoist, and Monorail and OSHA Alliance Web page on the MHIA Web site. The page provides information on the OSHA and CHM Alliance. The Alliance-developed products, such as fact sheets and safety tips sheets, are posted to the page and linked to from the OSHA and CHM Alliance Web page on the Agency's Web site.

        Publications and News Releases

        Articles and news releases on the OSHA and CHM Alliance signings and the activities of the Alliance appear in various publications, including FleetDaily. For more information on the articles and news releases, see the "Alliance Program Reach" table.

        OSHA Editorial Boards

        MHIA serves on the editorial board for the OSHA Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page on the Agency's Web site.

        • Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or CMAA, HMI, and MMA conferences, local meetings, or other events such as the NA2008 (North American Material Handling & Logistics Show and Conference), ProMat 2009 and the Material Handling Industry of America (MHIA) Annual Membership Meetings.

        Events

        2009 Drug-Free Work Week, October 19-25, 2009

        The CHM Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2009 Drug-Free Work Week. Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor's then-Working Partners for an Alcohol- and Drug-Free Workplace Program, the Week focused on educating employers, employees, and the public about the importance of being drug-free as an essential component of a safe and healthful workplace.

        NA 2010, April 26-29, 2010, Cleveland, Ohio

        Eric Peterson, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Region V, Cleveland, Ohio Area Office, USDOL-OSHA, staffed an Alliance Program exhibit booth at NA 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. He distributed copies of OSHA's cooperative program and compliance assistance materials to more than 300 people on a variety of topics, including forklift safety, stuck-by, and emergency preparedness. He also answered safety and health-related questions from the conference attendees.

        2010 NAOSH Week, May 2-8, 2010, Washington, DC

        On May 2-8, 2010, the Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance and a number of other Alliance Program participants supported 2010 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Association of Safety Engineers (ASSE), an Alliance Program participant, and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. The theme for 2010 was "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces."

        MHIA 2010 Annual Membership Meeting, October 3-7, 2010, Indian Wells, California

        On October 3, 2010, Hal Vandiver, Executive Vice President, MHIA, delivered an update on the OSHA and CHM Alliance to 40 people at the MHIA 2010 Annual Membership Meeting in Indian Wells, California.

        • Promote and encourage CMAA, HMI, and MMA members' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Programs, and the On-site Consultation Program and its Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

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

        • Work with other Alliance Program 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.
    2. 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.

        Through the CHM Alliance, OSHA is working with CMAA to develop a success story focusing on issues focusing on crane and hoist operation safety. The success story, to be completed in 2011, will be posted to the MHIA Web site and linked to from the OSHA and CHM Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site.

      • 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.

    3. Executive Summary

      During the fifth year of the OSHA and CHM Alliance, CMAA, HMI, and MMA continued to advance a culture of prevention in the material handling industry while sharing technical knowledge, especially in the areas of electrical hazards, falls from elevations, or being struck by moving equipment. To meet the goals of the Alliance, OSHA and CMAA, MMA, and HMI continued a number of Alliance-related projects such as developing products, making presentations, and exhibiting at conferences.

      For example, CMAA, HMI, and MMA developed safety tips sheets which were posted on the MHIA Web site in September 2010 and linked to from the OSHA and Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site:

      • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: General Tips"
      • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Before Each Shift"
      • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Before Operating the Crane and Applying the Load"
      • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Operating the Crane and Moving the Load"
      • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Operating the Crane and Moving the Load"
      • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Parking the Load"
      • "Overhead Crane Safety Tips Card: Fall Protection for Overhead Crane Operators and Service Providers"

      MHIA supported and promoted 2009 Drug-Free Work Week, October 19-25, 2009.

      OSHA staff maintained an Alliance Program exhibit booth at NA 2010, April 26-29, 2010, Cleveland, Ohio.

      MHIA supported and promoted 2010 NAOSH Week, "Mission NAOSH 2010: Safe Workplaces," by adding information about the Week on its Web site and in publications.

      In addition, Hal Vandiver delivered an update on the OSHA and Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance at a number of meetings, including the MHIA Annual Membership Meeting on October 3, 2010, in Indian Wells, California.

      A MHIA representative serves on the editorial board for the OSHA Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page on the Agency's Web site.

      Lastly, the OSHA and CHM Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site and the CHM and OSHA Alliance Web Page on the MHIA Web site were updated with Alliance-related information, including news releases, Alliance-developed products, and activities and events.

    4. Alliance Program Reach

      Type of Activity Number of Individuals Reached

      OSHA and Crane, Hoist, and Monorail Alliance Web page on the OSHA Web site

      4,836

      Crane, Hoist, and Monorail and OSHA Alliance Web page on the MHIA Web site

      25,323

      OSHA Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page

      10,467

      “ASSE, OSHA, To Look At Work Safety Systems During Annual NAOSH Week”

      FleetDaily.com
      300

      January 12-15, 2009
      ProMat 2009
      Chicago, Illinois

      Exhibit

      Data not Available

      October 3, 2010: MHIA Annual Membership Meeting
      Indian Wells, California

      Speaker: Hal Vandiver
      40
      Total 40,966


  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the upcoming year, the OSHA and CHM Alliance's positive relationship will continue to grow and the Implementation Team will undertake a number of projects and activities to meet the goals of the cooperative agreement. For example, representatives from OSHA Region V will staff an Alliance Program exhibit booth at ProMat 2011 on March 21-24, 2011, in Chicago, Illinois. OSHA will also distribute copies of the Agency's compliance assistance and cooperative program materials, including information related to the material handling industry.

    The OSHA and CHM Alliance is working to develop more products focusing on material handling and crane and hoist operations, including Fact Sheet #3 Proper Inspection of Wire Rope Used on Hoists, and safety tips sheets. The Alliance is also working to develop case studies and success stories focusing on topics addressed through the OSHA and CHM Alliance.

    The OSHA and CHM is also working with ASSE's Safety Professionals and the Latino Workforce (SPALW) Workgroup to translate the following Alliance developed products into Spanish.

    • "Fact Sheet No. 1: Proper Inspection and Maintenance of Overhead Cranes and Hoists"

    • "Fact Sheet No. 2: Hoists, Cranes and Pullers - Safety & Warning Labels and Test Certification"

    • "Safety Tips Sheet No. 3: Safe Lifting Practices"

    An MHIA representatives will continue to serve on the editorial board for the OSHA Basic Steel Products Safety and Health Topics page.

    In addition, MHIA will support and promote 2010 NAOSH Week and the Agency's initiative focusing on distracted driving.

    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 developed through the Alliance in Alliance Quarterly Review.

    Lastly, OSHA will work with MHIA to renew the OSHA and the CHM Alliance in the spring of 2011.

Report prepared by: Alliance Coordinator, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, November 3, 2010