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The alliance was initially signed on July 7, 2005 and renewed in July of 2008.
Implementation Team Members.
Enhance outreach activities and training programs to improve business
awareness of OSHA's rules, safety and health management systems and cooperative
programs as well improve the awareness of the Wisconsin Onsite Consultation
Promote the use of OSHA, Wisconsin Onsite Consultation Programs, technical and
training assistance and participation in cooperative programs by Onsite
Improve the safety and health performance of employers that receive outreach,
training and other assistance service (i.e. mentoring, Onsite Consultation,
Kimberly Stille, Area Director, Madison
George Yoksas, Area Director Milwaukee
Terry Moen, Program Director, Wisconsin Consultation
Administrator, Workers Compensation Division
Jose Bucio, Wisconsin AFL-CIO
Implementation Team Meetings
Meetings were held on these dates: October 29, 2009, December 15, 2009, May 18,
2010 and July 8, 2010. Additionally, meetings of subcommittees of the
implementation team met at various times to achieve specific task specific
Activities and Products
This report covers the period November 13, 2009 to October 1, 2010.
Alliance Activity and Product.
This alliance worked on the topic of fatigue in the workplace, its effects on
employees and safety and health and issues that employers should consider when
scheduling employees' work shifts. As there are no consensus standards for
workplace fatigue, this initiative involved a lot of research to find and
evaluate the science behind workplace fatigue and whether it's potential to
affect workplace safety and health has been documented in the literature. The
team worked hard to obtain scientifically valid evidence of specific risk
factors related to workplace fatigue and to try to determine if control measures
The alliance decided that the team was not in a position to develop OSHA
standards or even recommendations, although they were convinced that information
about fatigue in the workplace is valuable to employers and employees. Inspired
by OSHA's safety and health web pages, we decided to collect scientifically
valid information on the topic with an emphasis on how to develop and implement
measures into an employer's safety and health processes. The goal was to make it
available via either an OSHA web page or a standalone site. The site would be
organized in a toolbox fashion so that employers and other interested parties
can pick and choose the information of interest. It was also determined that we
had enough information to compile the information into a publication.
All of the supporting information on workplace fatigue has been compiled and
organized and is ready to be developed into a web page, either as an OSHA safety
and health topic or a standalone site.
A draft 20 page document that summarizes the alliance's findings on fatigue
in the workplace was submitted for review by the implementation team. We expect
that it will be ready for public view within a few months.
The PowerPoint presentation developed in the past reporting period has been
further revised and presented to various groups in the past year:
On April 26, 2010, a one hour presentation was given to 90 attendees of a
conference sponsored by the Wisconsin Safety Council.
On June 2, 2010, a one hour presentation was given to 65 attendees of the
regional VPPPA conference in Bloomington, MN.
On December 1, 2009, a one hour long presentation was given during the
Occupational Roundtable at the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene to about 10
One of the committee members who works for the Wisconsin Hospital Association
has posted the PPT to the WHA web site and she often presents it to WHA
We are in the process of wrapping up this project and are excited about
meeting soon to select another topic.
Type of Activity
(Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)
Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
Electronic media – We are in the process of making the information available to
the OSHA community and it may end up on OSHA's Website.
||To be decided.
||More than 165
Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Madison OSHA.
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at
202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's