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ANNUAL WISCONSIN OSHA - WASA ALLIANCE REPORT
August 30, 2007

I. Alliance Background

This alliance was signed on June 22, 2004.

Alliance Overview

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 Wisconsin.

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

No activities were held outside the annual safety conference.

III. Activities and Products

This report covers the period from October 18, 2006 through August 30, 2007.

Alliance Activity.
  1. Training and Education -
    • OSHA spoke at and had an exhibit booth at the WASA Annual S&H Conference in January 31, 2007. One of the Madison Compliance Officers gave a presentation on agricultural accidents. Conference attendees included 50 attendees from multiple establishments.
  2. Outreach and Communication - No activities were held outside the annual safety conference.
     
  3. Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health – There has been no significant product in this area.
Alliance Products.
  1. There has been no significant product development as a result of this alliance.
IV. Results
 
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
2007 Annual Conference 50 individuals
TOTAL 50

Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist

For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to www.osha.gov.