I. Alliance Background
June 22, 2004.
Historically, the predominant number of fatalities and serious injuries occur within the
agricultural community in the State of Wisconsin. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) and the Wisconsin Agri-Service Association (WASA) formed an Alliance to provide WASA members
and others with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help them protect
employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to hazards related to
machine guarding, falls, confined spaces and lockout/tagout in the agribusiness community in
Implementation Team Members.
Kimberly Stille, Madison Area Director; Leslie Ptak, Madison Compliance Assistance Specialist; John
Petty, WASA, Executive Director; Bob Willder, WASA Safety Director.
II. Implementation Team Meetings
September 9, 2005 Madison Area Office – Planning meeting to revise the direction of the alliance and
to reset its goals.
December 8, 2005, Madison Area Office – Planning meeting to discuss OSHA’s role and presentations at
the Annual WASA Safety Conference in January 2006.
May 16, 2006 - Planning meeting to revise the direction of the alliance.
III. Activities and Products
This report covers the period from September 2, 2005 through October 18, 2006.
- Training and Education –
- OSHA spoke at the WASA Annual S&H Conference in January 25, 2006. Both the Milwaukee and Madison
area directors gave presentations (grain industry hazards, safety and health programs and confined
space entry). Conference attendees included 70 attendees from multiple establishments.
- OSHA worked with WASA to give four seminars on confined space entry throughout Wisconsin.
- August 15th in Waukesha
- August 16th in the Wisconsin Dells
- August 17th in Appleton
- August 23rd in Eau Claire
- Outreach and Communication
- The Madison Area Director sent the WASA Loss Control Director information on the most frequently
cited standards for two SIC codes, 4221 and 5153. She also sent him fatality data for these two SICs
for the period 1972 through 2005.
- The Madison OSHA sent VPP brochures for the VPP conference to be held in May of 2006 to the WASA
- The Madison OSHA office sent a brochure about occupational health nursing to the WASA Director on
March 30, 2006.
- The Madison OSHA office sent a brochure about an excellent workers compensation seminar to be held
in September of 2006.
- Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health – There has been no significant product in
- There has been no significant product development as a result of this alliance./li>
|Type of Activity (Conference,
Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals
|2006 Annual Conference
Wisconsin Dells (30)
Eau Claire (9)
|Public Service Announcement Campaign
Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist
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