CVTC to expand OSHA training services

Thursday, April 12, 2018

CHIPPEWA FALLS — Area business and industry will be able to obtain a higher level of training on Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) compliance issues because of new agreement that names Chippewa Valley Technical College as a host site for the National Safety Education Center (NSEC). CVTC will now offer OSHA-recognized training courses through their association with NSEC.

The agreement, in partnership with the Northern Illinois University College of Engineering and Engineering Technology, which is the location of the NSEC offices, was announced Thursday, Feb. 8 at the start of the annual Safety Day, hosted by CVTC’s Business and Industry (B&I) Services division.

“This designation is extremely selective,” said Roxann Vanderwyst, B&I Services director. “The partnership decision was based on CVTC’s high quality training and technical abilities as well as the distance from other host sites for NSEC.”

“The agreement will allow regional businesses to obtain the OSHA training without traveling hundreds of miles,” said Jon Leenhouts, CVTC B&I safety trainer.

The announcement was welcome news to the approximately 60 local business and industry leaders who attended the fifth annual Safety Day, held at CVTC’s Chippewa Falls campus, as OSHA compliance and workplace safety in general are very much on their minds. Participants attended workshop sessions on topics like risk analysis, fall protection, drug testing, welding safety, electrical safety, ergonomics, active threats and OSHA standards.

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