MIOSHA Training Institute Celebrates 10th Anniversary
More than 24,000 have participated in this Premier Workplace Safety and Health Training Program
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August 22, 2017 - A decade of unprecedented success of the state’s workplace safety and health training program was celebrated today at an appreciation ceremony recognizing the 29 co-sponsors of the program that help make it all possible. The MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) is part of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
“Each of these co-sponsors have been instrumental in ensuring the success and longevity of this unique educational program that focuses on improved technical expertise in occupational safety and health,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “I invite any employer and their employees who are interested in improving their company’s workplace safety and health to contact us.”
The MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division and Macomb Community College (MCC) established a formal alliance on September 26, 2005, to help protect the health and safety of Michigan workers. CET Division Director Nella Davis-Ray recognized all co-sponsors who offer the certification classes, including a special presentation of plaques to the 14 original co-sponsors who have been with MTI for all 10 years.
The MTI assessment-based certificate program offers continuing education credits and maintenance points, and the opportunity to achieve Level One General Safety and Health, Level Two Safety and Health Management Systems (SHMS), and Safety and Health Compliance certificates, all based on the most up-to-date industry standards. Certificate programs are available for General Industry Safety and Health as well as Construction Safety and Health. An Occupational Health certificate is also available. Classes are taught entirely by MIOSHA CET consultants and are consistent throughout the state in length, format, resources, activities, objectives and assessment.
To date, more than 24,000 people have participated in MTI training, with nearly 1,059 earning level one certificates for general industry and construction, and approximately 276 earning level two certificates for management systems and compliance. Additionally, 70 occupational health certificates have been awarded.
MIOSHA provides scholarships to those interested in attending the MTI to help with the cost of tuition. Since 2009 when MIOSHA began offering scholarships, more than $310,000 for 5,210 scholarships have been awarded to MTI students.
The mission of the MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) is “to provide consistent, credible, and interactive learning to improve and promote workplace safety and health utilizing experiences, new technologies, and best practices.”
For more information about MTI, please visit www.michigan.gov/miosha, call the MIOSHA CET Division at 517-284-7720, or call Macomb Community College at 586-498-4106. To register for classes, go to www.michigan.gov/mioshatraining.
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