OSHA allies with AHTD on machine guarding, lockout/tagout procedures

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) have formed an alliance to provide machine automation industry workers with information and guidance on the importance of proper selection, use, maintenance, and installation of machine guarding equipment and the use of lockout/tagout procedures.

01/01/2005


The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) have formed an alliance to provide machine automation industry workers with information and guidance on the importance of proper selection, use, maintenance, and installation of machine guarding equipment and the use of lockout/tagout procedures.

To help disseminate information on machine guarding and lockout/tagout, AHTD and OSHA representatives will participate in forums, roundtable discussions, and stakeholder meetings to discuss workplace hazards. Also, they will develop and distribute case studies on the business value of workplace safety and health. The partners will also share information with industry safety and health professionals on the association's best practices and effective approaches, and publicize results through the organizations' training programs, workshops, seminars, and lectures.





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