Michigan Challenge Program
Federal OSHA’s White Paper, January 2012, emphasizes an injury and illness prevention program as a proactive process that helps employers find and fix workplace hazards before workers are hurt. “We know these programs can be effective at reducing injuries, illnesses, and fatalities…Not only do these employers experience dramatic decreases in workplace injuries but they often report a transformed workplace culture that can lead to higher productivity and quality, reduced turnover, reduced costs, and greater employee satisfaction,” the article states.
MIOSHA has many programs such as its Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) and Michigan Safety & Health Achievement Recognition Program (MSHARP) that have provided significant and positive breakthroughs in industries, helping employers to identify and prevent employees’ exposure to hazards. The Michigan Challenge Program is also another service that MIOSHA offers that helps transform the workplace and empower employers by:
- Creating a safer work environment
- Increasing the Company’s Bottom Line and Profit Margin
- Increasing Employee’s Morale
- Increasing Employee’s Productivity
- Reducing Workers’ Compensation and Medical Cost
Visit the Michigan Challenge Program for General Industry webpage if you are interested in that vehicle that helps in building an effective safety and health management system, identifying the benefits that can come from lowering injuries and illness incidents in the work environment, and in improving your company’s bottom line.