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Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC)
Eau Claire, WI
November 14, 2014

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed.

    October 4, 2006

    Date Renewed

    November 16, 2009

    November 15, 2012

    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
    • Jessica JanssenCVTC, Business and Industry Seminar and Continuing Education Specialist
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Meeting(s) were held with Team Members:

    • 3/7/14
    • 7/16/14
    • 9/12/14

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

  3. Activities

    Evaluation Period

    • November 15, 2013 to November 15, 2014

    Alliance Activity.

    • OSHA presented for regularly scheduled CVTC courses:
      • Supervisor Risk Management Course
      • Occupational Relations
      • Residential Construction
      • Electrical Distribution
    • CVTC and OSHA coordinate and participate in local organizations and groups.
      • WWSC (Western Wisconsin Safety Council)
      • Local Sand Plant EHS group
      • Western Dairyland Women in Business Conference
  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 Individuals
    Reached or Trained

    CVTC/WWSC/Rockford Machine Guarding Jan. 9, 2014


    OSHA 10 Hour - Feb. 6, 2014 - Assisted in Training


    OSHA 30 Hour - Feb. 26, 2014 - Assisted in Training


    OSHA 10 Hour - April 10, 2014 - Assisted in Training


    Electrical Distribution Advisory Committee - April 21, 2014


    Hot Line School - Field Stations - April 22-23, 2014


    Occupational Relations Class- OSHA Basics -April 30, 2014


    OSHA 10 Hour - May 1, 2014 - Assisted in Training


    OSHA 10 Hour - May 5, 2014 - Assisted in Training- Elect


    Emergency Services: Coordinate CSHO Training-June 6


    Electrical Distribution Supervisor Conference-Presentation


    Human Resource Class - Sept. 12, 2014 - OSHA Basics


    Residential Construction Class - Oct. 8, 2014 OSHA Basics


    CVTC/OSHA Safety Day- Oct. 9, 2014


    CVTC Business and Industry Advisory Board -Oct. 9, 2014




  5. Upcoming Milestones

    • CVTC - OSHA will host a SAFETY DAY for Fall 2015.  Safety Day 2014 had a higher attendance than 2013 and offered more sessions.    
    • OSHA will work with CVTC’s Emergency Services for some specialized training such as fire, hazmat, and confined space.
    • Re-establish outreach for in the Farm Management Program to reach the Agricultural sector and vulnerable workers.
    • CVTC established an advisory board for the Business and Industry group which includes the safety training instructors.

    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 www.osha.gov.

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