OSHA has formed a new alliance with the Scaffold Industry Association (SIA) to provide its members and others in the construction industry with information and guidance on the safe use of mast climbing scaffolding and aerial lift equipment.

The alliance will also address reducing and avoiding exposure to fall and caught in/between hazards. The two organizations will work cooperatively to develop training and education programs for the construction industry.

Through the alliance, representatives will participate in OSHA and SIA conferences, meetings and events such as SIA's 36th Annual Convention & Exposition. In addition, the alliance will disseminate information through OSHA's and SIA's Web sites, as well as print and electronic assistance and media tools.

SIA is a national trade organization, founded in 1972, to represent the scaffold, aerial lift and access industry in the U.S. and worldwide.