AEM joins forces with OSHA to promote safe equipment use

OSHA and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers are in the final stages of forming an alliance that will provide owners of construction equipment with information and training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety.

AEM, a trade association that represents North American equipment manufacturers, will help OSHA develop training and education programs for equipment users and owners. The two will also develop curriculum regarding recognition and prevention of work site hazards.

Once this information is gathered, OSHA and AEM will discuss how to promote safety to the construction industry as a whole.

Before work begins, an implementation team made up of representatives of both organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures and identify the roles and responsibilities of each participant. The team will continue to meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the alliance.

The alliance will remain in effect for two years.