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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    August 28, 2005

    Alliance Overview

    • Develop training and education programs on health and safety issues to improve business awareness of OSHA regulations, safety and health management systems, and cooperative programs.
    • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health courses for employees and supervisors working in the various areas covered by this alliance.
    • Improve the safety and health performance of employers that receive outreach, training, or other assistance services (i.e., mentoring, on-site consultation, hazard identification).
    Implementation Team Members

    Kimberly Stille, Area Director, Madison OSHA
    George Yoksas, Area Director, Milwaukee OSHA
    Mark Hysell, Area Director, Eau Claire OSHA
    Mel Lischefski, Area Director, Appleton OSHA
    Terry Moen, Program Manager, On-Site Consultation
    John Chapin, Acting Director, On-Site Consultation
    Bryan Roessler, Director, WCS

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    An implementation meeting was held on September 20, 2007.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.
     
    This evaluation covers OSHA's 2008 fiscal year, October 1, 2007 to September 30, 2008.

    Alliance Activity.
     
    • Training and Education - Numerous training sessions were held for attendees of WCS training programs.
      • Four four-hour sessions on Part 1904, Recordkeeping,12/5/07, 3/6/08, 5/20/08 and 9/23/08 (Leslie Ptak, CAS)
      • Three four-hour sessions on NFPA 70E on 11/8/07, 2/19/08 and 6/19/08 (Patrick Ostrenga, CAS)
      • Two four-hour sessions on combustible dust hazards on 8/21/08 and 8/26/08 (Galen Lemke, AAD and Mary Bauer, CAS)
      • One day long session on Process Safety Management on 1/16/08 (George Yoksas, AD)
      • 20 different programs from a Susan Harwood grant on Identifying and Controlling Hazards to Social Service workers (many OSHA CASs and others) on at least 20 dates.
      • One NFPA 70E class at the Annual NFPA 70E Implementation Conference/Expo on 9/29 and30/08 (Patrick Ostrenga, CAS)
      • One presentation at the Ergonomics Conference and Exposition on October 29/07 (Dana Root, REC)
      • Co-hosted the Winter Safety and Health Conference and Exposition on January 30, 2008 (Mary Bauer, CAS)
      • One presentation each at the Annual Autumn Safety and Health Conference and Exposition on September 9, 2008 (Mel Lischefski, Area Director)
      • One presentation at the "Best Practices in Occupational Safety Conference and Exposition" in Racine (Milwaukee area office).
      • One presentation each at the Food Processors Safety Conference and Exposition on 2/26/2008 (Leslie Ptak, CAS)
      • One professional development course on NFPA 70E on 4/28/08 (Patrick Ostrenga, CAS).
      • One day long best practices conference, "Construction Safety Leadership Conference" 12/18/2007 (Leslie Ptak, CAS)
      • Compliance staff contributed to many programs at the WCS Congress and Exposition 4/29 & 30/08:
        • OSHA's Most Interesting Cases (Cindy Casalina, CSHO, Kelly Bubolz, CSHO, Jim Lutz, CAS)
        • "Resources for Employers with Spanish Speaking Employees" (Leslie Ptak, CAS)
        • "Intro to Nanotechnology" (George Gruetzmacher, Health Consultant)
        • "PIV: Is Your Training Adequate" (Mary Bauer, CAS)
        • "OSHA Update" (Wisconsin Area Directors)
        • "What is VPP and its Benefits?" (Jim Taetsch and Ron Mauermann)
    • Outreach and Communication
      • OSHA staff manned booths at the following WCS events
        • Ergo Conference on 10/29/07 (Dana Root, REC)
        • Healthcare Conference and Exposition on December 3, 2007 (Dana Root, REC)
        • OSHA booth at WCS 2008 Congress and Exposition (Leslie Ptak, CAS, Jim Taetsch, CAS, Patrick Ostrenga, CAS and Mary Bauer, CAS, Jim Lutz, CAS)
        • Food Processors Safety Conference and Exposition on 2/26/2008 (Leslie Ptak)
        • "Construction Safety Leadership Conference" 12/18/2007 (Leslie Ptak, CAS)
        • "Best Practices in Occupational Safety Conference and Exposition" in Racine (Milwaukee area office).
        • Winter Safety and Health Conference and Exposition on January 30, 2008 (Mary Bauer, CAS)
        • Autumn Safety and Health Conference and Exposition on September 9, 2008
        • Annual NFPA 70E Implementation Conference/Expo on 9/29 and30/08 (Patrick Ostrenga, CAS)
        • School Safety Conference on 3/4/08
        • Wellness and Human Resources Conference on 8/20/08 (Nicole O'Connor, CSHO)
    • WSC often queries the OSHA offices with compliance questions submitted by WSC members and these Q & As are distributed throughout the 5,500+ WSC membership.
    • The OSHA offices contribute articles to WSC's monthly newsletter.
    • WSC distributes Wisconsin OSHA's three newsletters to its membership: Construction, General Industry and Compliance Assistance
    • WSC consults with Wisconsin OSHA on the design and selection of course topics.
    • WSC consults with Wisconsin OSHA on the selection of their Hall of Fame, Leadership and Corporate Safety Awards.
    • WSC and OSHA partner to promote OSHA's VPP programs.
    • Wisconsin OSHA and Wisconsin Consultation members participate in WSC Committees:
    • Member of WSC Advisory Committee (George Gruetzmacher, Health Consultant)
    • Member Congress Planning Committee (George Gruetzmacher, Health Consultant and Terry Moen, alternate)
    • Member Occupational Safety Professional Subcommittee (George Gruetzmacher, Health Consultant and Terry Moen, alternate)
    • Member AIHA Subcommittee (George Gruetzmacher, Health Consultant and Terry Moen, alternate)
    • Member of Occupational Safety Professional Subcommittee (Leslie Ptak, CAS)
    • Leslie Ptak was an instrumental resource in securing speakers and topics for the Construction Safety Leadership Conference.

  4. Results

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
    Reached or Trained
    Part 1904 Training 66
    NFPA 70E 206
    Combustible Dust 42
    Amputation NEP 15
    Process Safety Management 50
    2008 Congress and Expo 2,300
    Other conferences 973
    Media distribution (newsletters, etc) 10,000
    Q & As to OSHA Staff 5,500
    TOTAL 19,152


  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist

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