|<< Back to Concluded Regional Alliances - Region V
I. Alliance Background
November 3, 2005
The purpose of the alliance is to develop training and education programs on health and safety
issues targeted to the Arts and Science educational programs within the technical college system.
Implementation Team Members.
Leslie Ptak, Compliance Assistance Specialist, Madison OSHA Office
Cynthia Eghbalnia, Environmental Health and Safety Manager, MATC
II. Implementation Team Meetings
October 11, 2005
April 4, 2006
July 21, 2006
III. Activities and Products
This report covers the period of November 3, 2005 through January 26, 2007.
- Used the Madison Area Technical College email distribution system to send OSHA information and
materials that were of interest to these customers.
- Four conferences hosted or co-hosted by the Madison Area Office or OSHA.
- Residential Construction Safety
- VPPPA Regional Conference 2006
- Creating a Safer Environment – A Value Added Program for Resident Care
- OSHA 10-hour, Spanish language
- Met with Karen Kretschmann, Basic Skills Training Liaison for the Business and Industry
Department at MATC about English as a Second Language courses at MATC. They have an extensive
network of ESL classes that they offer to the community and have incorporated information on OSHA
into their curriculum. They asked for hard copies of OSHA materials to be used in their classes.
- Catherine Frederick, a curriculum developer at MATC, contacted the Compliance Assistance
Specialist for information on hazards in the food processing industry. She was working on curriculum
for a course for workers in this industry and wanted specific examples of hazards to which food
processing employees were exposed. Numerous examples, based on the experience of the Madison Office,
- One fact sheet on occupational health nursing and local resources for contacting an OHN (we have
an alliance with the South Central Wisconsin Association of Occupational Health Nurses
- Used MATC facilities to host a four hour program on residential construction. This program was
given on February 23, 2006 and was attended by about 55 people in the residential construction
trade. Presenters were: Chad Greenwood, Compliance Officer, Madison OSHA Office, Scott Brooks,
Safety Director, MA Mortenson Company (an OSHA partnership member) and Chuck McHenry, Safety
Training Director, Wisconsin Safety Consultation.
Due to the re-assignment of the MATC Alliance Implementation Team member to another job within MATC
(she is still involved in safety and health), the alliance team has not been able to begin work on
the materials for the department of Arts & Sciences. MATC still would like to pursue this goal.
The communication with MATC that resulted from this alliance has been useful to the Madison OSHA
Office as it has allowed us access to employer and employee groups.
|Type of Activity (Conference,
Training, Print and
Electronic Distribution, etc.)
||Number of Individuals
|Residential construction conference
|Email distribution of four conference flyers and one
||2500 (500 x 5)
V. Upcoming Milestones
The implementation team will continue to pursue the development of materials
for education and training in the Arts and Sciences department.
Report Prepared by: Leslie Ptak
For more information, contact the Office of Outreach Services and Alliances at 202-693-2340 or go to