Region 5 - Alliance Annual Report - June 15, 2017


Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
Eau Claire, WI

June 15, 2017

Report Prepared by:

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

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  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    October 4, 2006

    Date Renewed

    November 16, 2009
    November 15, 2012
    June 29, 2016

    Alliance Overview:

    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
    • Jon Leenhouts, CVTC, Business & Industry Safety Trainer/Consultant
    • Matt Lind, CVTC, Business & Industry Safety Trainer/Consultant
    • Rick Stangl, CVTC, Business & Industry Safety Trainer/Consultant
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meeting(s) were held with Team Members:

    • 2/27/17
    • Numerous phone calls and emails were exchanged to coordinate events and discuss future projects.
  3. Activities

    Evaluation Period.

    • June 29, 2016 to June 29, 2017

    Alliance Activity.

    • OSHA presented for regularly scheduled CVTC courses:
      • Residential Construction
      • Electrical Power Distribution
      • Welding
    • CVTC and OSHA coordinate and participate in local organizations and groups.
      • WWSC (Western Wisconsin Safety Council)
      • WSC (Wisconsin Safety Council) Young Professionals
      • Electrical Distribution Apprenticeship Advisory Board
  4. Results

    • OSHA used CVTC’s facility for unique outreach opportunities 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.
    • CVTC added a second Occupational Safety and Health Instructor to the staff.

    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.)

    Number of Individual Reached or Trained
    OSHA-30 (10/25/16 and 3/9/17)


    OSHA-10 (5/10/17)


    Electrical Distribution Advisory Committee (Fall & Spring)


    Spring Thaw w/ MSHA


    Electrical Distribution Conferences (12/7/16, 2/7/17)


    Welder Class - OSHA 10 Intro


    Residential Construction Classes - OSHA 10 Intro


    CVTC/OSHA Safety Day- Oct. 6, 2016


    WSC Young Professionals




  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • CVTC – OSHA will host a SAFETY DAY for Fall 2017.