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FY 2014 Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant Projects

FY 2014 Grantees

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) awarded 19 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 nursing and residential care facilities; construction; wood products manufacturing and primary 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

Associated General Contractors of Michigan will provide "on site" safety awareness training that is available on short notice throughout the state.  Public forms will also be held that address the newly revised MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health standards in addition to providing training in fall protection, scaffold and steel erection safety.  For more information contact Pete Anderson at 571.371.1550 or

Bay De Noc Community College will develop and present training to address awareness and methods to prevent and reduce workplace injuries in the wood products manufacturing industry and to reduce musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs) in long-term care facilities. For more information contact Mark Kinney at 906.217.4107 or

Center for Workplace Violence Prevention, Inc. will develop and deliver training for comprehensive workplace violence prevention, behavioral threat management, personal safety, verbal de-escalation skills during aggressive encounter and surviving active intruder/shooter incidents.  For more information, please contact Ken Wolf or Marilyn Knight at 248.347.3300 or

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

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

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

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

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 providing services for workers with disabilities and other barriers to community inclusion, along with organizations providing transition services to youth served through the delivery of internet-based training programs.  For more information contact Gloria McMullan at 517.484.5588 or

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.   For more information contact Joe Ross or Kathy Schaefer at 517.333.3133 or

Michigan Farm Bureau will increase the knowledge and implementation of a Safety and Health System in an agricultural setting by providing onsite training.  For more information contact Craig Anderson at 517.323.7000, ext. 2311 or

Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) - These programs teach proper techniques, dissemination and review of information, instruction on appropriate equipment/gear and maintenance of such for specific job tasks, education on PPE, safe operations, overall safety in performing work duties and apprising professionals of MIOSHA and industry standards that apply to tree work.  For more information contact Silvia Eichen at 248.646.4992 or

Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) - The Big 4 training program addresses four hazard areas that are most likely to result in Heavy Construction industry fatalities: Falls, Electrocution, Struck-by, and Crushed-by/Caught-between. For more information contact Patrick Brown at 517.347.8336 or

Michigan State AFL-CIO will deliver safety and health training in the residential care industry.  For more information contact Derrick Quinney at 517.372.0784 or 517.449.1514 or

North Central Michigan College - Ergonomic training will be provided to employers and employees in nursing and residential care facilities inseven 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

Parents for Student Safety Employment Standards (PASSES) - This program provides focused student training among construction classes on topics such as:  Stress hazard recognition, proper lifting techniques, ladder safety, fall protection, the proper use of personal protective equipment and the right of individuals to request safety training.  Equipment training will also be included.  For more information contact Donna Weaver at 313.910.6531 or

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 Health and Safety Project.  For more information contact Fred Jimenez at 616.304.4861 or

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

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

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