FY 2015 Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant Projects

FY 2015 FY Grantees

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) awarded 20 CET Grants totaling $865,000 to promote worker safety and health across the state, particularly for small and medium size companies. Contact any of the following grantees if you are interested in free training underwritten by MIOSHA.  They provide health and safety hazard training in a variety of formats.  

Alpena Community College will deliver targeted safety and health training in the high-hazard industries of hospitals; nursing and residential care facilities; wood products manufacturing and fabricated metal manufacturing.  This grant incorporates high-hazard industry training, primarily with smaller employers in order to support MIOSHA Strategic Plan Goals. For more information contact Jim Makowske at 989-358-7301 or at makowskj@alpenacc.edu.

Associated General Contractors of Michigan will provide regional public forums throughout the state to address the newly revised MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health standards in addition to providing training in crane rigging and signaling, confined space, fall protection, scaffold and steel erection safety and safety to young employees.  For more information contact Paul Wrzesinski at 517-371-1550 or pwrzesinski@agcmichigan.org.

Bay De Noc Community College will develop and present training to address awareness and methods to prevent and reduce workplace injuries in the forest, landscaping and tree trimming industries, as well as provide training in nursing and residential care facilities in order to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).  For more information contact Renee Lundberg at 906-217-4224 or lundberr@baycollege.edu.

Builders Education Services and Training of Michigan, Inc. will create and organize a safety education and product demonstration pavilion to be utilized during the 2-day Great Lakes Builders Trade Show at Ford Field.  Presentations during the trade show will include training on such topics such as falls, scaffolds, ladders, personal protective equipment, tool guarding, and working with subcontractors-risk transfer, etc.  For more information contact Bob Filka at 517-646-2555 or bob@hbaofmichigan.com

Center for Workplace Violence Prevention, Inc. will develop and deliver training for comprehensive workplace violence prevention, behavioral threat management, verbal de-escalation skills during aggressive encounter, surviving active intruder/shooter incidents and situational awareness and personal safety in community and field workplace settings. For more information, please contact Marilyn Knight at 248-974-6870 or MKnightmsw@aol.com.

Construction Association of Michigan (CAM) will develop and deliver safety and health training and consultation projects and services focusing on “The Big Four” causes of fatalities and effective Safety and Health Management Systems.  The project will identify and work mainly, but not exclusively, with construction companies with fewer than 100 employees.  For more information contact Tracey Alfonsi at 248-972-1141 or at Alfonsi@cam-online.com.

Eastern Michigan University Organization for Risk Reduction will provide an eight-hour comprehensive Trenching and Excavation Qualified Person program to train workers, supervisors and equipment operators whose health and safety is threatened by the possibility of serious injury or death due to incidents involving trenching and excavation work.  For more information Elizabeth Stoner at 734-487-8285 or at estoner@emich.edu.

Grand Valley State University will address the need for occupational safety and health training in the beer and wine-making industries.  The training project will be delivered in online modules created on the specific tasks that are performed in a brewery or winery.  For more information contact Dave Huizen at 616-331-5596 or at huizend@gvsu.edu.

Great Lakes Safety Training Center will address the issue of confined space rescue in a rural agricultural setting by offering a seminar entitled “Confined Space Training for Emergency Responders.”  This seminar will provide fire departments and other rural emergency response agencies the ability to quickly and safely respond to confined space incidents, specifically grain entrapments.   For more information contact Jill Dougherty at 989-837-2332 or jdougherty@glstc.org.

MARO Employment and Training Association - This project will expand the development of health and safety projects targeted at community-based organizations and Centers for Independent Living.  The project will provide services for workers with disabilities and other barriers to community inclusion, along with organizations providing transition services to youth served through the delivery of both onsite and internet-based training programs. For more information contact Gloria McMullan at 517-484-5588 or gmcmullan@maro.org.

Michigan AFL-CIO will deliver safety and health training in the residential care industry.  For more information contact Eli Isaguerre at 517-372-0784 or 810-516-5260 or eli@miaflcio.org.

Michigan Association of Chiropractors will provide on-site training and on-site/remote technical services on back safety and ergonomics and Safety and Health Management System support in nursing and residential care facilities, hospitals and manufacturing industries.  For more information contact Kathy Schaefer at 517-290-3252 or MACWorkSafe@Yahoo.com.

Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) - These programs teach proper techniques, instruction on appropriate equipment/gear and maintenance of such for specific job tasks, education on PPE, and overall safety in performing tree care operations. MIOSHA and industry standards that apply to tree work will also be covered.  For more information contact Silvia Eichen at 248-646-4992 or silvia@landscape.org.

Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) will allow for greater accessibility of excavation safety information through the creation of a new “smart phone” field application that can be used to calculate the angle of repose at a jobsite, as well as access excavation rules.  For more information contact Matt McClintick at 517-347-8336 or mattmcclintick@mi-ita.com.

Michigan State University - Outreach to the swine and dairy agricultural industry will be provided that includes safety and health training such as hazard assessment, container labeling and dairy and swine confinement.  Training will also be provided on the creation and implementation of a Safety and Health Management System.  Onsite facility reviews will be conducted to identify and assist with safety and health hazard assessments on the farm.  For more information contact Ken Rosenman at 517-353-1846 or at rosenman@msu.edu or Debra Chester at 517-432-1008 or at Debra.Chester@hc.msu.edu.

North Central Michigan College - Ergonomic training will be provided to employers and employees in nursing and residential care facilities in seven remote counties.  Five of these counties are in the Northern Lower Peninsula and two are in the Upper Peninsula.   For more information contact Thomas Nathe at 231-348-6613 or tnathe@ncmich.edu.

Parents for Student Safety Employment Standards (PASSES) - This program provides focused student training in construction and industrial trade classes on topics such as:  hazard recognition, ergonomics, ladder safety, the proper use of personal protective equipment, safe chemical handling, lockout/tagout and heat exhaustion and other environmental concerns in the workplace  For more information contact Donna Weaver at 313-910-6531 or passessedge@live.com.

Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWSDU) will continue to provide training that addresses the wide range of safety and health issues in the Food and Beverage Processing industries.  Some training topics include:  Safety and Health Management Systems, powered industrial trucks, and lockout/tagout.  Training programs will also be included to teach young workers with a focus on hazard awareness and safe work practices.  For more information contact Fred Jimenez at 616-304-4861 or fjimenez@rwdsu.org.

United Auto Workers (UAW) will provide health and safety training and services to smaller Michigan workplaces and to public sector workers so that they can identify their most critical health and safety hazards and address them with cost-effective solutions.  For more information contact Steve Shepard at 313-962-5563 or at stshepard@uaw.net.

University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics has developed and will provide customized on-site introductory ergonomics training seminars, interactive teaching technology, ergonomics technical assistance, case study video clips; guidance for safety and ergonomic program development, scholarships, documentation of workplace changes and development of ergonomics programs and/or safety and health management programs.   For more information contact Sheryl Ulin at 734-763-0133 or Sheryl.Ulin@umich.edu