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Alliance Annual Report
Central Illinois Golf Course Superintendant’s Association
September 25, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed.

September 1, 2006

Alliance Overview

OSHA and the CIGCSA formed an Alliance to provide Superintendents and others within the industry information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help control hazards related to amputations, crushing injuries, chemicals, electrical and other hazards.

Implementation Team Members

Vice President
Immediate Past President
Executive Secretary
Timothy Smith
Matthew Curl
Ryan Brock Burton
John Parkes, CGCS
Lisa Mulvey
Brian Bothast
Kellogg Golf Course
Indian Creek Golf & C.C.
Harrison Park Golf Course
Stone Creek Golf Course

II. Implementation Team Meetings

October 9, 2007 – Organizational meeting

III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period: September 1, 2007 – September 1, 2008

Alliance Activity:

On October 9, 2007, Brian participated in an organizational meeting and then provided a training session on machine guarding and tree felling hazards.

On November 14, 2007, Brian provided training at Annual CIGCSA Educational Seminar on the OSHA recordkeeping requirements, amputation hazards, excavation standard requirements, the hazard communication standard and tree felling safety.

Alliance Products.

Brian provided participants with a tree felling handout based on information from the OSHA website, information on machine guarding requirements for a variety of equipment used on the golf course and in the shop, a checklist for hazard communication training, a handout on all of the items that are considered first aid and all of the items that are exempted under the recordkeeping workplace exceptions. Participants were also provided a variety of OSHA publications and a handout that included the PowerPoint slides from the training sessions.

IV. Results

A. Impact of the Alliance activities and products

The Peoria Area OSHA Office was able to reach out to the decision makers and managers at central and southern Illinois golf courses at a time right before they were going to be conducting their tree felling activity.

The Central Illinois Golf Course Superintendants Association provided the publicity and facilities for the training sessions. OSHA’s participation allowed the Agency to reach managers and provide an understanding of the requirements and the methods to control hazards related to their work activity.

The presentations focused on ensuring participants gained an understanding of the OSHA requirements and best practices to prevent work related fatalities and injuries. At the sessions, Brian also answered questions on a variety of safety and health topics. The implementation team indicated that the alliance has helped all of the participants learn about the OSHA requirements and understand additional steps they needed to take to address hazards in their shop and on the course.

B. Activity and the number of individuals reached or trained.

OSHA Training Sessions:

Date Topic Participants
October 9, 2007 OSHA’s national and local emphasis programs 30
November 14, 2007 Recordkeeping, effective safety and health programs and the Voluntary Protection Program 45
Total participation was 75.

V. Upcoming Milestones

The alliance has completed the initial two year term and has served its purpose to improve hazard identification and control.

Report prepared by: Brian Bothast