In 2003, MEUW introduced its Regional Safety Management Program (RSMP) to offer the services of a qualified safety professional to member utilities for the purpose of conducting training, inspections, audits, and to facilitate a safety culture among municipal utilities. In the nearly 20 years since, MEUW's program has grown to include a team of safety professionals serving dozens of communities and helping to keep hundreds of workers safe across Wisconsin.
MEUW's program offers customized support for public sector employees and it is recognized by safety regulators for its quality and consistency.
Why join the MEUW Regional Safety Management Program?
The RSMP provides a cost-effective way to ensure that a municipality not only meets regulatory compliance but also focuses on developing a safety-conscious workforce. Our program follows proven injury-reduction strategies leading safety practices. Our clients don't need to add safety responsibilities to someone in-house because MEUW provides a dedicated resource who is well-trained and part of a team of experienced safety professionals. Our services are tailored to each client's unique needs. We provide all-inclusive services for a flat fee, so there are no unexpected fees.
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 statues SPS 330 (fire departments) and SPS 332 (public sector employees), adopts the majority of OSHA 29 CFR 1910 general industry, and 1926 construction standards for application to public sector employees.
SPS 332.11 states employers are required to do the following: 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.
DSPS inspectors in Wisconsin are familiar with the quality of MEUW's program because it's been around for nearly 20 years. When an inspector arrives for an unannounced inspection, MEUW's team will respond to your site as soon as reasonably possible to assist with the process. The relationship built by enrolling in the program is a collaborative effort that enhances employee safety.
Who can join the MEUW Regional Safety Management Program?
MEUW offers its service to public sector employers in Wisconsin at the local level (city, town, village). Our program is customized to meet the regulatory requirements in departments such as:
|If you'd like to learn how MEUW can put its service to work in your community, please contact Director of Safety Services and Operations Mike Czyuprynko at (608) 837-2263 or by email.|