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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and Industrial Truck Association
July 18, 2016


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

      January 15, 2004

    2. Dates Renewed

      April 24, 2006

      April 9, 2008

      January 11, 2016

    3. Evaluation Period

      • January 15, 2009- January 14, 2016
    4. Overview

      Through the Alliance, OSHA and ITA are promoting the safe operation and use of powered industrial trucks by providing information, guidance, and access to training resources to assist employers and employees in reducing and preventing exposure to potential hazards associated with the use of powered industrial trucks.

    5. Implementation Team Members

      OSHA

      • Gary Johnson, Jr. - Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)
      • Eric Lahaie - OOSA, DCSP
      • Barney Lawrence - OOSA, DCSP
      • Christina Morgan - OOSA, DCSP
      • Rob Swick - OOSA, DCSP
      • Bea Way - OOSA, DCSP
      • Bill Willson - OOSA, DCSP

      ITA

      • Gary Cross - Dunaway & Cross, Counsel for ITA
      • Mac Dunaway - Dunaway & Cross, Counsel for ITA
      • Brian Feehan - President, ITA
      • Chris Merther - Manager, Technical Programs, ITA
      • Bill Montwieler - Executive Director, ITA (through 2011)
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • May 13, 2009
    • November 4, 2009
    • February 7, 2010
    • June 23, 2010
    • October 26, 2010
    • February 22, 2011
    • June 23, 2011
    • November 3, 2011
    • March 23, 2012
    • August 22, 2012
    • November 16, 2012
    • March 20, 2013

    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.

  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.

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    Training: Provide for the delivery of the Industrial Truck Best Practices Seminar: “Forklift Safety: Man, Machine & Environment” to federal and state OSHA staff, consultation program staff, and others as appropriate.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training in 2010

    ITA delivered the seminar in the following cities in 2010:

    • Houston, TX (February 25, 2010)
    • Portland, OR (June 15, 2010)
    • Seattle, WA (June 17, 2010)
    • Los Angeles, CA (October 13-14, 2010)
    90
    Training in 2011

    ITA provided the seminar in the following cities in 2011:

    • Detroit, MI (June 14, 2011)
    • Indianapolis, IN (July 28, 2011)
    30
    Training in 2012

    ITA provided the seminar in the following cities in 2012:

    • Kansas City, MO (May 15, 2012)
    • Des Moines, IA (May 17, 2012)
    56
    Training in 2013

    ITA provided the seminar in the following cities in 2013:

    • Boise, ID (June 18 and 19, 2013)
    35
    Training in 2014

    ITA provided the seminar in the following cities in 2014:

    • Portland, OR (October 22, 2014)
    • Seattle, WA (October 23, 2014)
    42
    Training in 2015

    ITA provided the seminar in the following cities in 2015:

    • York, PA (May 13, 2015)
    • Nashville, TN (August 12 and 13, 2015)
    • Honolulu, HI (October 28, 2015)
    74
     
    Outreach and Communication: Sharing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards associated with the use of powered industrial trucks (e.g., struck-bys and tip-overs); and raising awareness of relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OSHA Product Review ITA representatives served on the editorial board for OSHA’s Powered Industrial Trucks Safety and Health Topics page. Not Available
    OSHA Product Review ITA provided OSHA with input on a draft Safety and Health Information Bulletin: Standup Forklift Under-ride Hazards (2009). Not Available
    Dissemination ITA Supported North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week in 2009 and 2010. Not Available
    Dissemination OSHA Publications were disseminated at ITA’s Spring 2009 and 2010 Meetings in Washington, DC. Not Available
    Speech Doug Kalinowski, Director, DCSP, represented OSHA at ITA’s first annual National Forklift Safety Day event in Washington, DC, on June 10, 2014. Not Available
    Speech Tom Galassi, Director, DEP, represented OSHA at ITA’s second annual National Forklift Safety Day Event in Washington, DC, on June 9, 2015. Not Available
    Dissemination ITA distributed information about OSHA’s draft Safety and Health Program Management Guidelines in November 2015. Not Available
    Dissemination ITA maintains a “OSHA and Education” page on its website which links to OSHA regulations and resources for Powered Industrial Trucks. Not Available
     
    Total 327 personnel reached via training, plus additional reached by outreach
  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the coming year, ITA will provide for the delivery of four Industrial Truck Best Practice Seminars to OSHA, state plan, and Consultation staff in Regions 5, 7, 8 and 10.

    ITA will also invite OSHA to participate in its annual National Forklift Safety Day, and will help to disseminate information about relevant OSHA rulemakings, enforcement initiatives, and outreach campaigns as appropriate.

Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety and Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, July 18, 2016

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