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OSHA Renews Alliance with Crane, Hoist, Monorail Makers

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) renewed its alliance with the Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), the Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI) and the Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA).

Originally signed on Oct. 5, 2005, the alliance provides information and access to training to reduce safety and health hazards in the workplace. The alliance will continue through 2009.

"Our alliance has made substantial progress over the past two years in reducing and preventing serious or fatal incidents in the material handling industry," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Edwin G. Foulke Jr. "Together, we will continue to focus on efforts and resources that identify and implement the best industry practices that protect employees and help keep crane, hoist and monorail operators safe and healthy."

"Our collective experience with the first term of the OSHA Alliance program fulfilled all of our key objectives,” said Hal Vandiver, executive vice president of the Material Handling Industry of America. We look forward to continuing our work with OSHA to promote safety and health in the workplace."

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