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ANNUAL REGIONAL ALLIANCE REPORT
Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire, WI

December 5, 2008

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    October 4, 2006

    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:
    • 1/10/08
    • 05/30/08
    • 8/22/08
    Numerous phone calls and emails were exchanged to coordinate events and discuss future projects.
     
  3. Activities and Products

    Evaluation Period.
    • November 9, 2007 to November 9, 2008
    Alliance Activity.
    • CVTC instructional staff tailored a four hour “Introduction to Nanotechnology” training course for OSHA and WisCon personnel.
    • CVTC and OSHA presented jointly on several occasions
      • Eau Claire – American Red Cross
      • Eau Claire - Wisconsin Safety Council’s Winter Expo
      • Eau Claire – Combustible Dust Seminar
    • OSHA presented at CVTC sponsored training sessions such as OSHA 10 and 30 hour courses, Youth Academy, Wisconsin Tech School Risk Managers and the Line Workers Seminar.
    • OSHA presented for regularly scheduled CVTC courses:
      • Supervisor Risk Management Course
      • Woodtechnics in River Falls and Eau Claire
    • CVTC and OSHA coordinate and participate in local organizations and groups.
    • Dunn County LEP (Local Emergency Planning)
    • American Red Cross
    • WSC (Wisconsin Safety Council)
       
  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

      Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals
      Reached or Trained
      Nanotechnology- Presented by CVTC Staff to OSHA 10
      Intro to OSHA – American Red Cross + CVTC 15
      PIV + OSHA Update: WSC Winter Expo-OSHA + CVTC 65
      Combustible Dust: WSC, CVTC, and OSHA 25
      OSHA 10 Hr – Intro to OSHA Presentation 33
      OSHA 30 Hr – OSHA Presented “Intro to OSHA” 40
      Youth Academy – OSHA Presented “youth safety” 20
      Wis Tech School Risk Mgrs-OSHA-Welding Safety 10
      Lineworker Underground – Spring Session-Attended 55
      CVTC Supervisor Risk Management: OSHA presented 10
      Residential Construction–Youth Constr Presentation 60
      Dunn County LEP: Joint Participation 15
      Fall Rescue/Aerial Lift course planning 5
      TOTAL 363

  5. Upcoming Milestones
    • As a result of the “Nanotechnology” training session held in January, 2008:
      • OSHA and WisCon will work with the Nanotechnology program as they do with the UW- Madison Nanotechnology group to develop more networking between the groups.
      • The materials presented at this session could 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.
    • OSHA and CVTC will develop a day-long Fall Rescue Course – Aerial Lift Course.
    • CVTC will provide OSHA assistance in Powered Industrial Vehicle / Dock Safety through the driving school.

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