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OSHA, WABA Team Up to Address Grain-Handling Hazards
Wisconsin Ag Connection - 05/27/2020

The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Wisconsin Agri-Business Association are working together with the Wisconsin On-Site Consultation Program to address safety and health hazards employees face at Wisconsin grain-handling sites. As part of a two year effort, the groups will focus on reducing and preventing exposure to engulfment, falls, auger entanglement, struck-by and combustible dust hazards and electrocutions.

Spokesperson Scott Allen says alliance members will share information on OSHA's grain handling standards and how to recognize common grain-handling hazards.

"The OSHA Alliance Program fosters collaborative relationships with groups committed to worker safety and health," Allen said. "Partners help OSHA reach targeted audiences, such as employers and workers in high-hazard industries, giving them better access to workplace safety and health tools and information."

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for American working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance.

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