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ANNUAL ALLIANCE REPORT

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
and the
Industrial Truck Association

March 2017


  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, 2016 – January 14, 2017
    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

      • Christina Morgan - Office of Outreach Services and Alliances (OOSA), Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP)

      ITA

      • Gary Cross - Dunaway & Cross, Counsel for ITA
      • Brian Feehan - President, ITA
      • Chris Merther - Manager, Technical Programs, ITA
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • March 30, 2016
    • September 7, 2016
    • January 11, 2017

    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 agreement.

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    Raising Awareness of OSHA’s Rulemaking and Enforcement Initiatives: Sharing information on OSHA's National Emphasis Programs, Regulatory Agenda, and opportunities to participate in the rulemaking process.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Event Then-Deputy Assistant Secretary Jordan Barab spoke at the third Annual Forklift Safety Day Event in Washington, DC on June 14, 2016, where he discussed the forthcoming RFI on updating OSHA’s Powered Industrial Truck Standard, OSHA’s severe injury reporting and recordkeeping modernization rules, OSHA’s temporary worker initiative, safety & health programs, and others. Safety and Health Programs, Temporary Workers 60
     
    Training and Education: Providing for the delivery of at least three Best Practice Training Seminars annually to agency staff, focusing on powered industrial truck safety and updated design and construction requirements established in the American National Standard for Powered Industrial Trucks (ANSI B56.1-2012).
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Training On June 28, 2016, ITA provided training to OSHA Region VIII personnel in Denver, CO. 15
    Training On July 14, 2016, ITA provided training to OSHA Region V personnel in Chicago, IL. 13
    Training On August 17 and 18, 2016, ITA provided training to OSHA Region VII personnel in Wichita, KS. (2 sessions) 22
    Training On September 13 and 14, 2016, ITA provided training to Region X and Oregon OSHA personnel in Portland, OR. (2 sessions) 41
     
    Outreach and Communication: Sharing information about 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 (e.g., Fall Prevention and Heat Illness Prevention) as appropriate.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Dissemination On February 12, 2016, Gary Cross forwarded information concerning OSHA’s Fall Stand-Down to ITA engineers. Fall Prevention 20
    Dissemination On April 1, 2016, Gary Cross emailed links to OSHA webpages on the Fall Stand-Down and Heat Illness Prevention campaigns to ITA engineers. Fall Prevention, Heat Illness Prevention 20
    Dissemination On June 24, 2016, Gray Cross emailed information about heat illness prevention to ITA engineers. Heat Illness Prevention 20
    Dissemination On October 12, 2016, Gary Cross emailed information about OSHA’s Safe & Sound Campaign to ITA engineers. Safety & Health Programs 20
    Dissemination ITA maintains an “OSHA & Education” page with information about relevant OSHA standards and resources. 2322 views
    Dissemination OSHA and ITA Alliance Web Page: OSHA maintains and updates a page specific to the alliance on the Agency Web site. 1843 unique views
     
    Outreach and Communication: Expanding existing relationships between ITA and OSHA's Regional and Area Offices to address health and safety issues, including the training of Agency staff and providing technical expertise when appropriate.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    OSHA Product Review In June 2016, ITA provided feedback on OSHA’s draft Temporary Worker Initiative (TWI) bulletin on Powered Industrial Trucks. Temporary Workers N/A
     
    Outreach and Communication: Working with other Alliance participants on specific issues and projects such as temporary worker protection, and any other issues that are addressed and developed through the Alliance Program.
    Activity Type Activity Name/Summary OSHA Areas of Emphasis Supported Number Reached
    Other On February 16, 2016, ITA representatives met with representatives from the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), with whom OSHA also has a national alliance, to discuss overlapping interests. N/A
     
    Total

    4396

  4. Upcoming Milestones

    In the coming year, ITA will provide for the delivery of at least three Industrial Truck Best Practice Seminars to OSHA, state plan, and Consultation staff in Regions 2, 4, and 9.

    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 & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, March 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 & Health Programs
  • Small Business
  • Temporary Workers
  • Transportation
  • Young Workers
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