Wisconsin Municipal Safety Services
In 2015 we expanded our programs by offering an ala carte version of our popular Regional Safety Management Program, called the Municipal Safety Services Program (MSSP). This allows municipalities to take advantage of our extensive catalog of services to complement their in-house program, or to recieve training and services not otherwise available through other services. There are also a number of smaller municipal electric utilities and other municipal employers throughout the state that can't financially justify enrolling in the Regional Safety Management Program because of a small work force, yet still have the same regulatory requirements that need to be met for the safety of their employees. The MSSP is an excellent fit for these municipal employers to provide exceptional safety training to their workforce at a significant savings versus contracting for traditional safety training services through any variety of providers in the state.
Why use MEUW for your occupational safety and health service provider?
The MSSP provides an extremely cost effective way to ensure that a municipality not only meets regulatory compliance, but focuses on developing a safety conscious workforce. Once this safety culture is instilled, compliance is merely a byproduct of a safe and productive workforce. These programs and their behavior-based approach follow proven injury reduction strategies, industry best practices, and concentrate on reducing and eliminating unsafe acts and unsafe behaviors.
In the state of Wisconsin, public sector employers and employees fall under the jurisdiction of the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) and not OSHA. DSPS through statutes SPS 330 (fire departments) and SPS 332 (public sector employees), adopts the majority of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 general industry and 29 CFR 1926 construction standards for application to public sector employees in the state. In addition to those OSHA regulations that are adopted, there are also several additional requirements that must be met by public sector employers in the state of Wisconsin.
Under this state statute, employers are required to do the following: SPS 332.11 Safety and health program. (1) BASIC REQUIREMENT. Each employer shall develop and implement a safety and health program that describes the procedures, methods, processes and practices used to manage workplace safety and health. The program shall include, but not be limited to, elements for hazard identification and assessment, hazard prevention and control, and information and training.
Because of the quality of MEUW's safety programs and number of participating municipal entities, the public sector safety inspectors located throughout the state are very familiar with the comprehensive quality of our training and programs.
Who can join the MEUW Municipal Safety Services Program?
As the program has grown, we have also expanded the scope of eligible participants from municipal electric utilities to any public sector employer within the state of Wisconsin or Upper Peninsula of Michigan at the local or county level. Examples of eligible employers include:
Our programs are specifically tailored to address the occupational hazards encountered in the public sector setting for the various departments such as:
- Municipal electric utilities
- Municipal water, sewer and/or sanitary districts
- Towns, villages and/or cities
- Wastewater and sewer
- Public works and highway
- Law enforcement
- Fire department
- Emergency medical services
- Any other department of a municipality
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