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Region 5 News Release:12-2318-CHI
Nov. 30, 2012
Contact: Scott Allen      Rhonda Burke
Phone:         312-353-6976
Email: allen.scott@dol.gov    burke.rhonda@dol.gov

US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance
with Chippewa Valley Technical College in Wisconsin
Alliance focuses on safety training for college staff, students and local employers

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed an alliance with Chippewa Valley Technical College that focuses on health and safety training for college staff, students, local employers and community members.

OSHA and Chippewa Valley Technical College will provide information, guidance, and access to training and related resources to improve employee safety and health as well as develop training programs.

"This alliance presents a great opportunity for OSHA and Chippewa Valley Technical College to continue working together to train employers, workers and students about safety and health issues," said Mark Hysell, OSHA's area director in Eau Claire. "Our mutual goal is to protect Wisconsin's workers."

Through its Alliance Program, OSHA works with businesses, trade associations, unions, consulates, professional organizations, faith- and community-based organizations, businesses and educational institutions to prevent workplace fatalities, injuries and illnesses. The purpose of each alliance is to develop compliance assistance tools and resources, and educate workers and employers about their rights and responsibilities. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov/dcsp/alliances/index.html.

Chippewa Valley Technical College has four campuses in Eau Claire as well as facilities in Chippewa Falls, Menomonie, Neillsville and River Falls.

Employers and employees with questions about this or other OSHA alliances and partnerships may call the agency's Eau Claire Area Office at 715-832-9019.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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