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Take A Stand Day 2007
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MIOSHA "Take a Stand Day" for Safety and Health

Across the state, 226 employers participated in “Take a Stand Day” for workplace safety and health on August 15th!


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MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health
Division Safety Inspector Charlie Collier (left) is
pictured with Roberta and Robert Lang, Owners of
HPS Fabrication in Wyandotte. Charlie enjoyed the
opportunity to befriend the owner’s pets, Ben and Jerry.


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The repair team at the City of Detroit Municipal Repair
Garage
stands with Safety Inspector James Kivell (far right).


The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) held its third annual “Take a Stand Day,” in August. MIOSHA dedicated more than 125 professional staff to visit Michigan high-hazard industries targeted by the MIOSHA Strategic Plan. A total of 226 requests for service were received for “Take a Stand Day.”

MIOSHA safety and health professionals—including compliance staff, outreach consultants, managers, and supervisors—all went into the field to provide safety and health consultations for companies who participated in this event. There were no CITATIONS or FINES for participating workplaces. Participants agreed to correct all serious conditions.

WJRT (TV12) in Flint sent a reporter to Universal Lift Parts to cover the site’s “Take a Stand Day” consultation. Connie Ayres, the Owner, accompanied Linda Long, MIOSHA Safety Consultant on the walk around of the facility. Numerous safety items were noted and Linda provided an explanation of how to correct the hazards. The story generated great coverage for the MIOSHA program.

Here’s a recap of some of the safety visits that were conducted:

• At HPS Fabrication, a manufacturer of heat treat furnaces in Wyandotte, MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health Division Safety Inspector Charlie Collier conducted a hazard survey and a training session on hazard communication.

• Safety Inspector James Kivell and IH Supervisor Sundari Murthy, MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health Division, conducted a hazard survey at the City of Detroit, Municipal Repair Garage. Garage Supervisor Eugene Massey was very eager to learn about and fix all the hazards and invited the entire shop to participate in the survey.

• The employees at REB Construction Services, Inc. Auburn Hills, participated in the hazard survey conducted by Safety Inspector Jacklynn Gray, MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Division. All employees walked around with Jacklynn to learn more about hazards and MIOSHA standards. The Construction Association of Michigan, a MIOSHA alliance partner, recommended participation by REB.

• Safety Inspector Joe LeBlanc, MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health Division, conducted a hazard survey at Crystal Lake Marina in Beulah. Joe provided general safety assistance to the family-owned company which has six employees, and commended them for having their forklift operators trained and permitted.

• Safety Inspector Kevin Thomas and Health Inspector Harvey Johnson, MIOSHA General Industry Safety and Health Division, conducted a hazard survey at Burroughs Inc. in Kalamazoo. The company employs about 200 employees and builds museum quality cabinets. Kevin conducted a MIOSHA inspection at the facility and they requested a “Take a Stand Day” consultation as a way of checking up on themselves.

All of the employers that participated in “Take a Stand Day” have expressed appreciation and demonstrated cooperation to assure their workers a safe and healthy workplace.

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Employees of REB Construction Services, Inc.
in Auburn Hills

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Safety Inspector Joe LeBlanc, MIOSHA General Industry
Safety and Health Division, stands with manager Lara
Bramer at Crystal Lake Marina in Beulah.
Image of Burroughs, Inc.
Health Inspector Harvey Johnson, MIOSHA General
Industry Safety and Health Division, (center), conducted
noise assessment during his visit to Burroughs, Inc. in
Kalamazoo.