OSHA has renewed its alliance with Crane, Hoist and Monorail Partners, signing a five year agreement to address hazards and new technology encountered by workers who manufacture and use cranes, hoists and monorails.

The agreement was signed earlier this month by OSHA chief Dr. David Michaels at Department of Labor headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The alliance calls for the prevention of worker exposure to electrical shock, electrocution, falls from elevation and being struck-by moving equipment through the development and dissemination of best practice fact sheets and training resources.

It also will promote cooperative program initiatives – including the National Safety Stand-Down and protection of temporary workers – and encourage a culture of safety within the industry.

CHM Partners consist of the Crane Manufacturers Association of America, the Hoist Manufacturers Institute and theMonorail Manufacturers Association.