Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program << Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region V


The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Workers Compensation Division (DWDWCD) and the State of Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Programs recognize the value of renewing their relationship to foster safer and more healthful American workplaces. OSHA, the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Workers Compensation Division and the State of Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Programs will provide 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 workplace hazards. In resigning this Alliance OSHA, the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Workers Compensation Division and the State of Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Programs recognize that OSHA's State Plan and Consultation Project partners are an integral part of the OSHA national effort.

OSHA, the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Workers Compensation Division and the State of Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Programs will continue work together to achieve the following training and education goals:

  • Deliver or arrange for the delivery of safety and health courses.
     
  • Identify business needs for specific safety and health training; develop and deliver courses as appropriate.
     
  • Create and promote instruction that will address the needs of non-English speaking and other hard-to-reach employers and employees where appropriate.

OSHA, the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Workers Compensation Division (DWDWCD) and the State of Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Programs will work together to achieve the following outreach and communication goals:

  • Work with OSHA in developing information on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards, and to provide expertise in developing ways of communicating such information (e.g. print and electronic media, electronic assistance tools and OSHA's and the DWDWCD Web sites) to employers and employees.
     
  • Speak, exhibit or appear at OSHA's or Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Workers Compensation Division conferences or local meetings.
     
  • Provide training and training materials, through the DWDWCD, to help employers understand and comply with OSHA regulations and to implement effective safety and health management systems.
     
  • Promote and encourage participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program and the Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.

OSHA, the State of Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Workers Compensation Division(DWDWCD) and the State of Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Programs will work together to achieve the following goals related to promoting the national dialogue on workplace safety and health:

  • Increase the knowledge of DWDWCD and OSHA's regulatory requirements through publications, media and internet geared toward those industries needing help in reducing injuries and illnesses in the workplace.
     
  • Develop and disseminate case studies illustrating the business value of safety and health and publicize their results.
     
  • Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions or stakeholder meetings to help forge innovative solutions in the workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.

OSHA's Alliances provide parties an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative relationship with OSHA for purposes such as training and education, outreach and communication and promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health. These Alliances have proved to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its Alliance participants. By entering into an Alliance with a party, OSHA is not endorsing any of that party's products or services; nor does the Agency enter into an Alliance with the purpose of promoting a particular party's products or services.

An implementation team made up of representatives of all organizations will meet to develop a plan of action, determine working procedures and identify the roles and responsibilities of the participants. Team members will include representatives of OSHA's Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs. In addition, they will meet at least three times per year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the Alliance.

This agreement will remain in effect three years. Any signatory may terminate it for any reason at any time, provided they give 30 days written notice. This agreement may be modified at any time with the concurrence of all signatories.

Today's date is October 1, 2008.




 
Kimberly Stille
Area Director
Madison Area Office



 



 
Frances Huntley-Cooper
Department of Workforce Development
Workers Compensation Division



 



 
George Yoksas
Area Director
Milwaukee Area OSHA Office



 



 
Melvin Lischefski
Area Director
Appleton Area OSHA Office



 



 
Mark Hysell
Area Director
Eau Claire Area OSHA Office



 



 
John Chapin, Director
Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Program