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Employees working in the machine automation industry will continue reaping benefits from a cooperative relationship between the Association for High Technology Distribution (AHTD) and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) thanks to the renewal of an alliance established two years ago.
"We are pleased to continue the commitment we made with AHTD to foster a safer and more healthful workplace environment for thousands of employees involved in machine automation," said OSHA administrator Ed Foulke November 29 after signing a two-year renewal to the a
AHTD president Jim Norton also expressed his pleasure with the renewal saying, "Our commitment to the a
The alliance has resulted in the development of a "Machine-Guarding Devices" training seminar already presented to more than 200 federal and state OSHA representatives in Maine, Massachusetts and Washington, D.C. AHTD representatives continue to serve on editorial boards for various Safety and Health Topics pages on OSHA’s Web site, including Robotics, Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout) and Machine Guarding.
The OSHA and AHTD formal a