Region 5 News Release: 12-2256-CHI
Nov. 30, 2012
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US Department of Labor's OSHA renews alliance
with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
Alliance focuses on safety training for college staff, students and local employers
SHELL LAKE, Wis. – The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration has renewed an alliance with Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College that focuses on health and safety training for college staff, students, local employers and community members.
OSHA and Wisconsin Indianhead 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 Wisconsin Indianhead 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.
Based in Shell Lake, Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College has educational facilities in Ashland, Hayward, Ladysmith, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior and Spooner.
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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U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at http://www.dol.gov. The information above is available in large print, Braille or CD from the COAST office upon request by calling 202-693-7830 or TTY 202-693-7755.