Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - November 30, 2007

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
Eau Claire, WI

November 30, 2007

I. Alliance Background

Date Signed:

October 4, 2006


The purpose of the alliance is to establish a collaborative relationship to support workplace safety and reduce hazards and associated losses. This Alliance targets staff, students, outside employers, and members of our community with information, guidance, and access to training and related resources that will help promote and improve employee health and safety.

Implementation Team Members


  • Mary Bauer, Eau Claire OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist
  • Steven Senor, CVTC, Occupational Safety and Health Instructor

II. Implementation Team Meetings

Meetings were held with Team Members:



  • 02/01/07
  • 05/14/07
  • 11/09/07

Numerous phone calls and emails were exchanged to coordinate events and discuss future projects.

III. Activities and Products

Evaluation Period.



  • October 4, 2006 to November 9, 2007

Alliance Activity.



  • CVTC facilities were made available for OSHA Presentations:
    • SST (Site Specific Targeting) Outreach presentation was attended by about 65 people in conjunction with WisCon.
    • Electrical Safe Work Practices session was attended by 35 people.
  • CVTC instructional staff tailored training for OSHA personnel for hands on application of welding and forklift operation.
  • CVTC and OSHA presented jointly on several occasions
    • Medford – Supervisory Training
    • Eau Claire and River Falls – American Red Cross
  • OSHA presented at CVTC sponsored training sessions such as OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses and the Line Workers Seminar.

IV. Results



  • OSHA used CVTC’s facility for unique outreach opportunities at no cost.
  • OSHA personnel received an excellent training opportunity at no cost.
  • OSHA participated in the CVTC sponsored courses such as OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses without managing the logistics.
  • OSHA and CVTC have developed a broader network for future projects.







Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
Reached or Trained
CVTC Provided Facility to Do SST Presentation 65
Supervisor Responsibility – Joint Presentation 20
Lineworker Conference – Presentation – Tools, PPE 55
Hands On Training for CSHOs – Powered Ind Truck 6
OSHA 10 Hr – Intro to OSHA Presentation 15
OSHA Compliance – Presentation 12
Hands On Training for CSHOs – Welding 6
Intro to OSHA – American Red Cross + CVTC 10
Residential Construction–Youth Constr Presentation 25
Intro to OSHA – American Red Cross + CVTC 5
Intro to OSHA – OSHA 30 Hr 16
½ Day Seminar – Electrical & Arc Flash - WWCS 35


IV. Upcoming Milestones




  • "Nanotechnology" training session is scheduled for January, 2008. The Department Chairperson will develop a half-day FREE training session for the OSHA and WisCon staff members.
    • WisCon expressed interest on working more directly with the Nanotechnology program as they do with the UW- Madison Nanotechnology group.
    • The materials presented at this session would be developed into an Alliance Product to be shared.
  • OSHA will work more closely with the CVTC staff members to implement safe work practices into the curriculum for areas such as residential construction and health care services.
  • Develop a day-long Fall Rescue Course.

Report Prepared by:



  • Mary M. Bauer, Eau Claire OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist.


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