Alliance -- An OSHA Cooperative Program<< Back to Region V


  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    October 4, 2006

    Date Renewed

    November 16, 2009

    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
    • Steven Senor, CVTC, Occupational Safety and Health Instructor

  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meetings were held with Team Members:
     
    • 5/6/10
    • 11/8/10


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




  3. Activities

    Evaluation Period.
     
    November 16, 2009 to November 12, 2010

    Alliance Activity.
     
    • CVTC instructional staff tailored two hands on courses for the Eau Claire OSHA Compliance Officers. One for Powered Industrial Vehicles and the second for Welding.
    • OSHA presented for regularly scheduled CVTC courses:
      • Supervisor Risk Management Course
      • Wood Technics in River Falls and Eau Claire
    • CVTC is beginning programs and projects to provide safety training for farmers and farm workers, including Hispanic workers.
    • CVTC and OSHA coordinate and participate in local organizations and groups.
      • Dunn County LEP (Local Emergency Planning)
      • WWSC (Western Wisconsin Safety Council)
      • University of Wisconsin – Stout Classes and Master Advisory Board
    • We had several conferences, emails and planning calls with the Chippewa Valley Homebuilders for the Lead and asbestos training along with other safety training.


  4. 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.

    OSHA Training Sessions
     

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

    Number of Individuals
    Reached or Trained

    OSHA: Presentation to Line Workers: Human Factors

    65

    OSHA Presented ½ seminar for Documentation

    18

    CVTC Gave Hands on Training to CSHOS: PIV

    5

    CVTC Gave Hands on Training to CSHOS: Welding

    5

    OSHA attended Line Worker Transformer School

    65

    OSHA attended Line Worker Apprentice Advisory

    45

    OSHA attended Line Worker Overhead School

    110

    OSHA presented at Supervisor Management Class

    14

    CVTC participated in Roundtable Discussion for Farm (Hispanic) Workers

    38

    OSHA provided assistance for WAT Grant Application for Farm Worker Training

    50

    CVTC & OSHA Supports Dunn County Local Emergency Planning Commission: 2 Mtgs/Year

    60

    OSHA Presented Machine Guarding – CVTC/WWSC

    20

    CVTC Presented to Home Builders- Pb Renovating

    10

    TOTAL

    505

  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • OSHA and CVTC will work together for a stronger safety presence in the Agricultural Management courses. CVTC is applying for a WAT (Workforce Advancement Training Grant).

    Report prepared by: Mary M. Bauer, Eau Claire OSHA, Compliance Assistance Specialist.

    For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to OSHA's webpage.