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Safety and Health Program

OSHA compliance ranks as one of the most important issues in the feed, seed, grain and farm s upply industries. WABA employs a full-time, professional safety director to service the OSHA safety and health requirements of its members. Some of the services provided to members include:

On-site Safety Training - WABA's safety director conducts safety training for members at their facilities.

Annual WABA Safety Day - A full-day safety event is held each year. The event features safety presentations covering new standards development, recent OSHA trends, best safety practices and much more. Speakers are leading experts in the area of OSHA compliance.

Safety Audits and Inspections - WABA's safety director inspects members facilities for potential OSHA violations and provides reports on what action needs to be taken to comply with OSHA regulations and avoid citations. Inspections can be structured to replicate surprise OSHA visits and are a great way to educate facility managers on the inspection process.

Personalized Program Development - WABA's safety director is knowledgeable about what OSHA will look for in your written safety programs. Whether it be a Lock Out / Tag Out Program, Bin & Confined Space Entry, Emergency Response Program, or many others, we can assist our members in developing and activating these safety programs at your company.

OSHA Citation Service - WABA's safety director can represent cited members at the OSHA informal conference. WABA staff is experienced at getting fines and penalties reduced and even withdrawn, thanks to their knowledge and expertise.

Consulting Services - WABA's safety director performs research and provides information, interpretation, and consultation on OSHA regulations for members. Assistance in the development and implementation of company safety programs and advice on all aspects of facility safety is also available.

Liaison with State and Federal Regulatory Agencies - WABA staff maintains close relationships with officials at state and federal regulatory agencies and ensure that your voice is heard when new regulations are considered.

Program membership fees will be charged. Membership fees are charged to cover the cost of travel, lodging and time spent both at the member's facility and in the office to prepare and complete the specific member service requested. Contact Jim Nolte, WABA Safety Director, for more information on the WABA Safety and Health Program.