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ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the Crane, Hoist, and Monorail (CHM) Associations
April 20, 2017


  1. Alliance Background
    1. Date Signed
    2. October 5, 2005

    3. Dates Renewed
    4. October 29, 2007
      November 21, 2012
      February 2, 2016

      Evaluation Period

      October 5, 2015 – October 4, 2016

    5. Overview
    6. The OSHA and CHM Alliance focuses on providing their association members and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help to protect the health and safety of workers who manufacture and use cranes, hoists, and monorails, as well as promote a better understanding of worker rights and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). The Alliance specifically works to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to electrical shock/electrocution, falls from elevations, and being struck by moving equipment.

  2. Implementation Team/Workgroup Meetings
    • November 17, 2015
    • January 27, 2016
    • July 19, 2016

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

  3. Results
  4. The following table summarizes the Alliance's activities in support of the goals in the Alliance agreements for the evaluation period of this report.

    Outreach and Communication: Develop and disseminate Fact Sheets, Safety Sheets, and other outreach and training documents on the hazards addressed through the Alliance.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination

    OSHA and CHM Alliance Webpage

    OSHA maintained and updated the OSHA and CHM Alliance Webpage that is posted on the agency's Website with information, including links to Alliance agreements, products developed through the program, and other resources, including a link to OSHA's Basic Steel Products Webpage, on the Agency's Website.
    General Industry

    7,199

    Dissemination

    CHM and OSHA Alliance Webpage

    CHM maintained and updated the CHM and OSHA Alliance Webpage that is posted on the organization's Website with information, including links to Alliance agreements and products, and to safety and health resources, such as OSHA's prevention of falls in construction Webpage.
    General Industry

    4,555

    Outreach and Communication: Speak, exhibit, or appear at OSHA's or the CHM Partners' conferences, local meetings, or other events, such as MODEX or ProMat Conferences.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Meeting

    MHIA Spring/Fall Meetings

    A CHM representative delivered an update on the OSHA and CHM Alliance at the MHIA spring/fall meetings:
    • April 8-10, 2016, Charlotte, NC
    • September 30-October 3, 2016, Orlando, FL
    General Industry

    150

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

    OSHA's Prevention of Falls Campaign

    CHM supported the Agency's prevention of falls in construction national outreach campaign since 2014. CHM promoted the campaign on its Website and in publications, and helped to disseminate safety and health outreach materials focusing on the prevention of falls in construction.
    Falls/Construction/Hispanic/Latino Workers

    3,500

           
    TOTAL    

    15,404

  5. Upcoming Milestones
  6. In the upcoming year, OSHA and CHM plan to undertake several additional projects through the Alliance to reduce workplace incidents and prevent worker exposures to electrical shock/electrocution, falls from elevations, and being struck by moving equipment. For example, CHM will continue to support OSHA's national outreach campaign focusing on the prevention of falls in construction, including support for National Safety Stand-Down-Week- May 8-12, 2017. Through the Alliance, CHM will develop best practice guidance documents focusing on issues relevant to the CHM industry, including electrical hazards, falls from elevations, and struck-by incidents. CHM will also provide opportunities for OSHA personnel to speak at CHM meetings and conferences, and the staffing of an exhibit booth, including MODEX, April 9-12, 2018, in Atlanta, Georgia. Lastly, CHM will develop training aids/webinar that highlight best practices and new technologies used in the CHM industry that can be shared with OSHA personnel and industry safety and health professionals.

    Report prepared by: Todd Briggs, Program Analyst, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, April 20, 2017.

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