OSHA Strikes Deal With Trucking Association On Hazard Reduction

OSHA on Monday announced that it has renewed an alliance with the Industrial Trucking Association to minimize worker injuries and fatalities from industrial truck tip-overs and “struck-by” hazards.

According to OSHA, the alliance will allow for development of resources and training on hazards that lead to truck tip-overs and struck-by hazards. The OSHA-Industrial Trucking Association Alliance will also focus efforts on fall prevention and heat illness campaigns.

“Many workers suffer serious injuries or die from being crushed, struck by or falling from forklifts,” said Labor Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels in a statement. “Our continued alliance with ITA will help us promote awareness of the dangers of this equipment and provide valuable information and training to protect the safety of workers.”

Through the renewed alliance, OSHA will work with trucking unions, trade and professional organizations, and other groups to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries, and illnesses. — Joshua Higgins (jhiggins@iwpnews.com)