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- Alliance Background
Date Signed: 06/11/2009
Date Renewed: N/A
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
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.
- 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.
- Activities and Products
The date of the evaluation period includes the time period of June 11, 2009
through June 1, 2010.
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
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
- 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.
- Activity and the number of individuals reached or trained during the
Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution,
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Conference: Safety Day 2009
Training: ASSE Fall Membership Meeting
Training: ASSE; OSHA's New Crane Standard for Construction
Training: ASSE; OSHA Compliance Update
Training: WCTC Apprentice Program; Intro to OSHA, Intro to Industrial Hygiene
- 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
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