Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA, Altec Alliance Protects Workers from Fall and Other Hazards

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) today renewed its Alliance with Altec Industries Inc. to continue working together to protect workers from fall, electrocution, tip-over and other hazards related to operating and maintaining cranes, chippers, digger derricks and insulated and non-insulated aerial devices including tree care devices. 

“OSHA is continuing its Alliance with Altec Industries Inc. to help prevent worker injuries and fatalities in the utility, telecommunications, contractor and tree care industries that Altec services,” said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels. “We value Altec’s collaborative efforts to reach out to vulnerable workers with information and training that will help them keep safe on the job and exercise their rights.” 

During the two-year agreement, the Alliance will work to provide Altec employees and others, including limited English proficiency workers, with information, guidance and access to training resources. These resources will help employers protect the health and safety of workers and assist workers with understanding their rights and the responsibilities of employers under the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSH Act). 

Through the Alliance, Altec will develop compliance assistance products on crane safety and continue to provide OSHA field staff with best practice seminars on mobile cranes, digger derricks, insulated and non-insulated aerial devices, and wood chipper devices. Altec will also support OSHA initiatives and campaigns, such as the Heat Illness Prevention campaign, as well as North American Occupational Safety and Health (NAOSH) Week.