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MIOSHA Offers Workplace Violence Prevention Training

Contact: Andrea Miller 517-373-9280
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

May 19, 2014 - The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) program is dedicated to protecting the safety and health of Michigan’s working men and women and is ready to partner with any Michigan employer or organization to increase safety and health awareness by encouraging the use of all available resources, including MIOSHA outreach services, to provide a safe and healthy work environment.  Recently, Lansing was victim to two homicides within 20 minutes of each other. One of the victims was working when his life was taken. 

Because of MIOSHA's ongoing concern for safety and for preventing violence in Michigan workplaces, MIOSHA is encouraging employers to take advantage of the education and training at the Center for Workplace Violence Prevention. The Center for Workplace Violence Prevention was an awardee of the MIOSHA Consultation, Education and Training (CET) Grant Program in 2014. The Center offers training to Michigan employers, unions and employees in the areas of preparing for and managing active shooter incidents, establishing comprehensive violence prevention systems and verbal diffusion and  personal safety skills.

“The MIOSHA program is dedicated to protecting the safety and health of Michigan’s working men and women and is ready to partner with any Michigan employer or organization to increase safety and health awareness by encouraging the use of all available resources, including MIOSHA outreach services, to provide a safe and healthy work environment,” said Martha Yoder, Director of MIOSHA. “We want to make employers and the public aware that MIOSHA offers assistance through a grant aimed at helping employers assess their workplace and put appropriate plans in place.”

In the next few weeks, the Center will be offering three MIOSHA CET funded seminars on violence prevention in the Bay City, Grand Rapids and Lansing areas.  There is no fee to attend these seminars.

The seminar being offered is:

Developing a Comprehensive Workplace Violence Prevention & Active Shooter System

May 20, 2014                                     

Time:

Registration: 8:30am
Course: 9:00 am – 12:00 pm


Location:

Delta College Public Safety & Training 
1961 Delta Road 
Room G-160 
University Center 
Bay City, 48710 

Registration is required.

To register, please contact: Dawn Jurik
Delta College School of Criminal Justice
Phone: (989) 686-9176
dawnjurik@delta.edu
Fax: (989) 667-2211

This program is supported in part by a Grant from MIOSHA. There is no fee to attend this program.

 

May 29, 2014

Time:

Registration/Continental
Breakfast: 8:30 am - 9:00 am
Course:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm 

Location:

Pine Rest Postma Center 
300 68th Street SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49548

Registration is required.

To register, please contact: Ms. Sharon Rogers
Phone: 616-222-4566
Sharon.Rogers@pinerest.org

This program is supported in part by a Grant from MIOSHA. There is no fee to attend this program. Continental breakfast is provided courtesy of Miller Johnson Snell & Cummiskey.

 

June 16, 2014

Time:

Registration: 8:15 am
Check-in is mandatory at Security
Course:  9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Location:

State Secondary Complex – General Office Building
7150 Harris Drive
Dimondale, MI 48821                
Map to MIOSHA

Registration is required.

To register, please contact:
MIOSHA CET Division
Phone: 517-322-1809

There is no fee to attend this program.

While many companies are trying to assess how to prevent and manage Active Shooter and other emergency situations, they often lack themselves, a well-developed internal Workplace Violence Health and Safety Prevention program. This program will discuss the policies, reporting systems, behavioral threat management team functions and program structures which are the foundation for an effective Company Violence Prevention System, reflecting OSHA / MIOSHA guidelines. It will conclude by defining protective strategies to respond to “active shooter” events. All employers should be ready in case of an emergency.

The agenda for these seminars include:

  • Definitions of Workplace Violence
  • OSHA and Legal Exposures
  • Identifying the Potentially Violent Individual
  • The Components of A Comprehensive Violence Prevention System
  • Establishing A Behavioral Threat Management Team
  • Leadership and Employee Violence Prevention Awareness
  • Preparing for and Surviving an Active Shooter Incident

Pre-registration is required for these seminars. To register for one of the above seminars, please contact the people listed above in the seminar description. 

For additional information on the Center, please contact Ken Wolf, Ph.D. kwolfphd@theimt.org  or Marilyn Knight, MSW mknightmsw@theimt.org

For more information about MIOSHA, please visit www.michigan.gov/miosha
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