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I. Alliance Background

Date Signed.

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

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

Evaluation Period.

This report covers the period from September 2, 2005 through October 18, 2006.

Alliance Activity.

  1. 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
  2. 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 Director.
    • 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.
  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./li>

IV. Results

Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
2006 Annual Conference 70 individuals
CSE seminars Appleton (6)
Milwaukee (16)
Wisconsin Dells (30)
Eau Claire (9)
Public Service Announcement Campaign 131

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.