$865,000 To Fund Safety Programs For Michigan Workers

October 26, 2012 |
$865,000 To Fund Safety Programs For Michigan Workers

Health and safety programs ranging from asbestos awareness to machine rescue operations will be presented at 19 different sites across Michigan in 2013.

The educational push is made possible through $865,000 in grants from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

The goal: safer Michigan workplaces and healthier, more productive workers. According to the grant announcement:

The 19 statewide projects will include a wide range of training activities and proficiency levels, and many will offer interactive computer-based training modules. Training topics include: machine rescue operations; workplace violence prevention; healthcare and long-term care hazards; asbestos awareness; ergonomics; youth safety; fall protection; road construction; and construction site walkthroughs.

“Protecting workers is the mission of the MIOSHA program,” said MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder. “Working collaboratively with the CET Grantees, we can provide Michigan employers and workers with creative and powerful tools to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses.”

Following are some of the grant recipients and the programs they will be offering:

  • Construction safety for contractors, employees and subcontractors (Associated General Contractors)
  • Hazard prevention in the wood products industry, including machinery requirements and chainsaw safety cutting techniques (Bay de Noc Community College)
  • Robbery response and assault recovery toolkits (Center for Workplace Violence Prevention)
  • Training classes on the “The Big Four” causes of fatalities: falls, caught-in, struck-by, and electrocutions (Construction Association of Michigan)
  • Trenching and excavation hazard prevention (Eastern Michigan University)
  • Fire department safety (Lansing Area Safety Council)
  • Workplace safety at nursing and residential care facilities (Michigan AFL-CIO)
  • Health management to reduce agricultural fatalities, illnesses and injuries (Michigan Farm Bureau)
  • Landscaping and tree-cutting safety (Michigan Green Industry Association)
  • Ergonomics training in healthcare (North Central Michigan College)
  • Food and beverage processing and storage (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union)
  • Auto industry hazard recognition (United Auto Workers).

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Source: Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA),4601,7-154-10573_11472-287803--,00.html