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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: 06/11/2009

    Date Renewed: N/A

    Alliance Overview.

    This Alliance was established to provide workers, small business, and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees' health and safety, with an emphasis to reduce and prevent exposure to workplace hazards and address needed worker training issues.

    Implementation Team Members.

    Members of the Implementation Team are Dave Leix, President, Wisconsin Chapter, ASSE; Jim Jones, Board member and past President, Wisconsin Chapter, ASSE; Jayson Scheerer, WCTC Risk and Safety Manager; Jim Lutz, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Milwaukee Area Office; Nick Antonio, Team Leader, Milwaukee Area Office.

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    In addition to several conference calls, planning meetings were conducted on September 1, 2009, January 29, February 22, March 19, May 14, and June 4, 2010 to discuss/plan the 2010 Safety Day and associated activities.

  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.

    The date of the evaluation period includes the time period of June 11, 2009 through June 1, 2010.

    Alliance ActivityProducts.

    ASSE, WCTC and OSHA presented "Safety Day 2009" on June 11, 2009 which was attended by over 300 participants. Participants were offered over 30 classes which to attend including sessions covering compliance issues, Safety Committee Best Practices, and current topics such as Combustible Dust, as well as other issues. A number of the sessions were interactive and encouraged audience participation.

    An 8 hour Hazwoper refresher course was also offered as part of the event. Due to low enrollment, an OSHA 10 Hour class for General Industry was cancelled.
    Presenters representing each of the signators had the opportunity to attend a number of seminar sessions to further their own professional development.
    Included with the event was a vendor area which enabled local vendors to interact with attendees.

    Compliance Assistance personnel and the Milwaukee Area Director have all presented information to ASSE members at meetings during the past year and the office has also provided information for the local ASSE Chapter website on OSHA activity, standards, and initiatives.

    A Compliance Assistance Specialist and Industrial Hygienist from the Milwaukee Area Office worked with instructors from WCTC to present the OSHA Construction 10 Hour class to 38 students in the Building Trades Apprenticeship Program.

    Utilizing these activities, each of the Alliance goals including Training and Education, Outreach and Communication, and Promoting the National Dialogue on Safety and Health was successfully achieved.

    Contributors or developers who are not part of the Implementation Team:

    Brian Well, Bridgewell Safety Consulting, ASSE Chapter Past President
    Ross Lukowski, ASSE Chapter Vice President
    Rob Youngsma, ASSE Chapter Treasurer
    Dick Lentz, Safety Supervisor, Wisconsin Safety and Health Consultation

  4. Results

    1. Impact of the Alliance activities and products during the reporting period.
      The impact of the Alliance during the reporting period was that as anticipated, considering activities of the American Society of Safety Engineers and Waukesha County Technical College, the size of the membership and student body. Future expansion of this Alliance is anticipated.
    2. Activity and the number of individuals reached or trained during the reporting period

      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
      Conference: Safety Day 2009 315
      Training: ASSE Fall Membership Meeting 17
      Training: ASSE; OSHA's New Crane Standard for Construction 23
      Training: ASSE; OSHA Compliance Update 30
      Training: WCTC Apprentice Program; Intro to OSHA, Intro to Industrial Hygiene 38
      TOTAL 423

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    Planned activities for the next reporting period include Safety Day with an expanded curriculum, Training for ASSE members on the Crane Standard, Safety and Health training for WCTC building trades instructors, and additional Safety and Health training for WCTC students completing the Building Trades Apprenticeship Program.

    Report Prepared by: Jim Lutz, CAS Milwaukee Area Office

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's Website.