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Kansas Grain and Feed Association

ALLIANCE ANNUAL REPORT

February 2, 2006 – February 1, 2008

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed

February 2, 2006

Status

Pending renewal

Overview

This alliance provides Kansas Grain and Feed Association (KGFA) 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 engulfment, struck by, falls, electrical, machine guarding and ergonomic hazards, transportation safety issues and compliance with 29 CFR 1910.272.

The agreement also focuses on a number of goals including:

Training and education:
  • To provide expertise to develop training and education programs for KGFA members regarding engulfment, struck by, falls, electrical, machine guarding, ergonomic hazards and transportation safety issues, and to provide expertise in communicating such information to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • To deliver or arrange for the delivery of OSHA's 10-hour general industry course and grain engulfment hazards course.
Outreach and communication:
  • To provide expertise 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, Consultation and the KGFA Web sites) to employers and employees in the industry.
     
  • Speak, exhibit, or appear at KGFA conferences, local meetings, or other events.
     
  • KGFA will serve as a conduit for information regarding industry best practices or effective approaches to other industry members and OSHA and Consultation personnel. This goal will be achieved by KGFA publicizing such practices and approaches through newsletters, workshops, training programs, etc.
     
  • Promote and encourage KGFA members' or worksites' participation in OSHA's cooperative programs such as compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and SHARP.
Implementation Team Members
 
Seth Rolfs, Director of Member Services

David K. McDonnell, CAS

Ken Bieker, Environmental Scientist
KGFA

OSHA – Wichita Area Office

Kansas Department of Labor

Evaluation Period

02/02/2006 – 02/01/2008

II. Implementation Team Meetings
  • Initial Implementation meeting February 2006
     
  • A meeting was held via telephone in June of 2007 to discuss more involvement by OSHA personnel in future KGFA events.
III. Training and Education

Training and Education

Events:
  • OSHA CAS activity
    • Attendance at the KGFA annual meeting in April 2007.
Outreach and Communication

Events
  • Kansas Farm Service presented a two hour seminar on hazards to the grain industry with emphasis on grain engulfment hazards at the annual KGFA meeting on April 2007. The seminar was attended by 350 individuals.
     
  • Two Bin Entry seminars provided to the industry by Cargill in 2007
IV. Upcoming Milestones
  • Discussion of alliance renewal