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ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

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

October 2018


  1. Alliance Background

    1. Date Signed

    2. January 15, 2004

    3. Dates Renewed

    4. April 24, 2006
      April 9, 2008
      January 11, 2016

    5. Evaluation Period

    6. FY 2018: October 1, 2017 – September 30, 2018

    7. Alliance Overview and Goals

    8. Through the Alliance, OSHA and ITA are promoting the safe operation and use of powered industrial trucks by providing information and access to training resources to assist employers and employees in reducing exposure to potential hazards associated with the use of powered industrial trucks. ITA also provides forklift safety training seminars to federal OSHA, State Plan, and Consultation Project staff.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    • November 8, 2017
    • February 14, 2018

    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 of Alliance Activities in Support of Agreement Goals

  4. Dissemination: Alliance Program participant shared information on agency-developed or OSHA Alliance Program-developed tools and resources, OSHA standards/rulemakings, enforcement, and outreach campaigns.

    Dissemination Type Date Description Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Webpage10/1/17- 9/30/18Alliance Webpage-OSHA Website  1,280
    Webpage10/1/17- 9/30/18ITA "OSHA & Education" website 110
    Webpage10/1/17- 9/30/18ITA "OSHA & Education" website referrals to OSHA's Powered Industrial Trucks standard, 1910.178 522
    Webpage10/1/17- 9/30/18ITA "OSHA & Education" website referrals to OSHA Safety & Health Information Bulletin: Protecting Young Workers: Prohibition Against Young Workers Operating ForkliftsYoung Workers115
    Webpage10/1/17- 9/30/18ITA "OSHA & Education" website referrals to OSHA Daily Checklist for Powered Industrial Trucks 440
    Webpage10/1/17- 9/30/18ITA "OSHA & Education" website referrals to OSHA's Alliance Program webpage 219
    Other Email 1/8/18Email to ITA member-company representatives about Safe + Sound CampaignSafe + Sound244
    Other Email 1/12/18Email to ITA member-company representatives about Safe + Sound CampaignSafe + Sound244
    Other Email 1/31/18Email to ITA member-company representatives about Safe + Sound CampaignSafe + Sound244
    Other Email3/20/18Email to ITA member-company representatives about Safe + Sound CampaignSafe + Sound244
    Other Email 4/17/18Email to ITA member-company representatives about Safe+ Sound CampaignSafe + Sound244
    Other Email 5/7/18Email to ITA member-company legal representatives about Safe+Sound Fact Sheet for ITASafe + Sound16
    Other Email 7/25/18Email to ITA member-company engineers about Forklift Safety QuickCard revisionsSafe + Sound27
    Other Email 8/21/18Email to ITA member-company engineers about Forklift Safety QuickCard revisionsSafe + Sound27
     
    TOTAL   3,976

    Outreach Events and Training for non-OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant or OSHA participation in events which includes speeches/presentations, exhibits, roundtables, conferences, informational webinars or other meetings or training in support of the Alliance or an OSHA initiative.

    Activity Type Date Event Name Participant Name(s) and Affiliation(s) Title Of Presentation (if applicable) City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Event 5/3/18 OSHA Alliance Program Forum Brian Feehan (ITA President) and Gary Gross (ITA Outside Counsel) Alliance update Washington DC 50
     
    TOTAL   50

    Training for OSHA Staff: Alliance Program participant provided training or assistance in training OSHA and OSHA-affiliated staff (including state plan and/or On-site Consultation Program representatives).

    Training Type Date Name/Title of Trainer Training Title Audience: OSHA, State Plan, Onsite Consultation City State Emphasis Areas Number Reached
    Seminar11/1/17Steve McDermitt (Crown Corp.) and Jeff Mueller (Mitsubishi Caterpillar)Forklift Safety: Operator, Machine and EnvironmentNevada OSHA/ConsultationHendersonNVFall Prevention; Temporary Workers; Youth Workers21
    Seminar11/2/17Steve McDermitt (Crown Corp.) and Jeff Mueller (Mitsubishi Caterpillar)Forklift Safety: Operator, Machine and EnvironmentNevada OSHA/ConsultationHendersonNVFall Prevention; Temporary Workers; Youth Workers14
    Seminar3/27/18Keith Allmandinger (Komatsu Forklift) and Dave Nicolette (Clark Material Handling)Forklift Safety: Operator, Machine and EnvironmentFederal OSHA / ConsultationPompano BeachFLFall Prevention; Temporary Workers; Youth Workers20
    Seminar6/14/18Steve McDermitt (Crown Corp.) and Chris Merther (ITA)Forklift Safety: Operator, Machine and EnvironmentFederal OSHA /State Plan / ConsultationCherry HillNJFall Prevention; Temporary Workers; Youth Workers16
    Seminar7/17/18Joe Yahner (Raymond Corp.) and Jeff Monico (Hyster-Yale Group)Forklift Safety: Operator, Machine and EnvironmentFederal OSHA /State Plan / ConsultationLewistonMEFall Prevention; Temporary Workers; Youth Workers15
     
    TOTAL   86
  5. Alliance Developed Products

    As a Safe + Sound Campaign Supporter in 2018, ITA collaborated with OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance (DSG) in developing a Fact Sheet with Forklift Safety Information.

  6. OSHA Product Reviews

    In August 2018, ITA provided suggested changes for an upcoming revision to OSHA's Safe Forklift Operation QuickCard.

  7. Report prepared by: Christina Morgan, Safety & Occupational Health Specialist, Office of Outreach Services and Alliances, October 2018.

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