Through this Alliance, OSHA and ITA will continue to work together to provide ITA members and others in the transportation and general industries with information and resources to protect the safety and health of workers by reducing workplace incidents associated with the use of powered industrial trucks. The Alliance's goals include:
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.
Outreach and Communication
Promoting awareness of OSHA's Fall Prevention and Heat Campaigns, as well as 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).
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.
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.
Training and Education
Developing materials and effective training aids that align with current regulatory information, interpretations, and enforcement initiatives, as well as promoting an understanding of workers' rights and employer responsibilities outlined in the OSH Act.
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).
Forklift Safety: Man, Machine & Environment. Powered Industrial Truck Best Practices Seminar. Through the OSHA and Industrial Truck Association (ITA) Alliance, ITA safety managers conduct training seminars on the safe operation of forklifts for OSHA, State Plan and On-site Consultation representatives from various Regions.
Additional Activities and Events
May 5-11, 2013: 2013 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2013 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by the American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2013 Theme: "Worker Safety Works for Everyone."
May 6-12, 2012: 2012 North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week. The Industrial Truck Association (ITA) and a number of other Alliance Program participants support 2012 NAOSH Week. Sponsored annually by American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) and the Canadian Society of Safety Engineering (CSSE), the Week focuses on the importance of preventing injuries and illnesses in the workplace. 2012 Theme: "Safety, What Every Business Needs."
Kalmar Works with Texas On-Site Consultation Program to Enhance Safety in Industrial Trucks. OSHA. July 2008. Through the OSHA and ITA Alliance, OSHA collaborated with Kalmar Rough Terrain Center, LLC to develop a success story highlighting the company's work with the Texas On-Site Consultation Program that lead to a number of positive results including the correction of several workplace hazards and the development of a written safety and health program.
†Alliance Implementation Team members participated in the development of this resource.
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