The Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Crane, Hoist and Monorail Partners on February 2, 2016, renewed their alliance to improve the safety and health of workers who manufacture and use cranes, hoists and monorails. Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with unions, consulates, trade and professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The purpose of each alliance is to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, and to educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities.
Gorbel President Brian Reh has been instrumental in the ongoing work of the Monorail Manufacturers Association involvement with OSHA since the original agreement for the Alliance was inked in 2005. Additionally, Jeff McNeil, Marketing Manager, and Rob Beightol, Product Marketing Manager, have created and disseminated tip sheets and related educational materials for use by OSHA as part of their roles in the Overhead Alliance, a marketing group developed to promote the benefits of overhead lifting systems. Seated:
Chris Becker, Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA),
Rob Beightol, Monorail Manufacturers Association (MMA), Dr. David Michaels, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Bob Burkey, Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI), Matt Smurr, Material Handling Industry (MHI) Standing:
Bill Schneider Jr., Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA),
Josh Arwood, Crane Manufacturers Association of America (CMAA), Chris Hess, Hoist Manufacturers Institute (HMI)