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About the WCO Safety Certification Program

WCO has developed a safety certification course free members to keep you and your employees up-to-date on the latest in safety rules and regulations. Insurance companies feel strongly about safety, and are willing to offer discounts to WCO members who become safety certified and embrace the content of the safety certification program.

How to attain certification

  1. At least one key employee from each operation attends a biennial, face-to-face training. All are encouraged to attend.
  2. Key employee trains colleagues and returns signatures to WCO.
  3. Key employee attends a biennial safety seminar at the symposium.

Training opportunities

  • Odd years, held in March - Stand alone safety event, rotates throughout the state
  • Every year - Forage Symposium event in Wisconsin Dells, held in mid-February

The purpose of the WCO Safety Certification Program is to help participants grow their safety skills and add value to their businesses. Members who complete the program are eligible for insurance discounts from at least one pre-determined company, and others have indicated their interest on a case-by-case basis. Participants are encouraged to present the program materials to their current insurance companies for potential discounts.

For those of you who might be new to WCO or the Safety Certification Program concept, the annual training event focuses on occupational safety and health in order to reduce incident rates. Participants have the opportunity to earn a certificate upon completion. The certification program curricula is based upon industry topic areas that will vary from year to year but will remain focused on safety in real world situations that operators encounter while on the job. Operators are encouraged to attend with their managers, crew leaders and employees.

WCO certified operators are noted on the WCO website

If you have any questions about the certification process, please contact Maria Woldt at execdir@wiscustomoperators.org or (608) 577-4345


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