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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Eau Claire, Wisconsin
Area Office, and the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) recognize the
value of continuing a collaborative relationship to support workplace safety and
reduce hazards and associated losses.
OSHA and CVTC agree to continue the Alliance to provide staff, 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. In continuing this Alliance, OSHA and CVTC recognize the Eau
Claire, Wisconsin OSHA Area Office as playing an integral role in the agency’s
OSHA and CVTC will work together to achieve the following training and education
OSHA and CVTC will work together to achieve the following outreach and
Develop training programs and written materials focusing on relevant health
and safety issues, designed to improve technical knowledge and educational
skills to students enrolled in CVTC programs, as well as students and staff
within the Wisconsin Technical College system.
Deliver or arrange for the presentation of courses such as OSHA 10 and 30
hour classes for employees, supervisors and management working in the CVTC
district and areas covered by this alliance.
Develop workplace safety and health curricula in the specific areas of
interest to the partners, as well as training in other areas that may become
apparent during the course of this alliance.
Cross-train OSHA and CVTC personnel with best practices or effective
OSHA and CVTC will work to achieve the following goals related to promoting the
national dialogue on workplace safety and health, including the following areas:
Develop and disseminate information through print and electronic media (such
as Internet or Web-based links from OSHA and CVTC.)
Speak, exhibit, or appear at conferences, workshops, symposiums, local
meetings, or other events.
OSHA alliances provide an opportunity to participate in a voluntary cooperative
relationship with OSHA for purposes including training and education, outreach
and communication, promoting a national dialogue on workplace safety and health.
These alliances have proven to be valuable tools for both OSHA and its alliance
participants. By entering into this alliance, OSHA is not endorsing the
College’s products or services.
Raise awareness of and demonstrate a commitment to workplace safety and
Focus on risk control, hazard identification, mitigation and correction.
Develop and communicate results from case studies or actual events,
illustrating the value of safety and health.
Convene or participate in forums, round table discussions, or stakeholder
meetings on safety and health issues to help forge innovative solutions in the
workplace or to provide input on safety and health issues.
Promote and encourage participation in OSHA’s cooperative programs such as
compliance assistance, the Voluntary Protection Program, Consultation, and the
Safety and Health Achievement Recognition Program.
Share information on best practices with companies and organizations in the CVTC district, and publicize the results through outreach training programs and
Work with other alliance participants on specific issues and projects as they
relate to education and safety and are addressed and developed through the
Encourage CVTC degree and certification programs to build positive
relationships with OSHA’s Area Offices regarding health and safety issues.
An implementation team made up of representatives from OSHA and CVTC will meet
to develop action plans, determine operating procedures, and identify roles and
responsibilities. Quarterly or more frequent meetings will be held to share
information on activities and evaluate the results from the cooperative
This agreement will remain in effect for three years. Either organization may
withdraw from the agreement at any time, provided they give 30 days written
notice. This agreement may be modified with the concurrence of both
Mark Hysell, Eau Claire OSHA Area Director
Bruce Barker, CVTC President