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Take A Stand Day 2008
Contact: Consultation Education & Training (CET) Division

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MIOSHA "Take a Stand Day" for Safety and Health

Across the state, 219 employers participated in “Take a Stand Day” for workplace safety and health on August 7th!

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Triangle Associates, Inc., was visited at a
school construction project in Grand Rapids.

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Flex N Gate was visited by Howard Simmons,
Onsite Safety Consultant, and Connie O'Neill, CET
Division Director

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) held its fourth annual “Take a Stand Day,” (TASD) on August 7th. MIOSHA dedicated more than 125 professional staff to visit Michigan high-hazard industries targeted by the MIOSHA Strategic Plan.

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.

MIOSHA distributed “Comment Cards” during each visit so that our customers could rate the service received. Here are some comments:

• “The visit gave me insight into specific areas that need special attention, especially as a new safety coordinator.” Exco Extrusion Dies USA, Chesterfield Township.

• “Continue programs like this and make the consulting and training consultants better known.” J & M Machine Products, Muskegon.

A total of 219 requests were received. Participating employers expressed appreciation and demonstrated cooperation to assure their workers a safe and healthy workplace.


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Brandt Industries
in Remus, MI
Safety Team Leaders & Bob Carrier, CET
Occupational Safety Consultant

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Hoyt, Brumm and Link, Inc.
was visited by
Tommy Kesterson, CET Industrial Hygienist, and
Kevin Gilday, General Industry Safety Officer.

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Rockford Construction in Hartland, MI.
Pat Sullivan, CET Construction Safety Consultant,
Staci M. Smith, CET Program Developer & Web Coordinator,
and Jim Guidi & Mike MacLouth, Rockford Superintendents.

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Brothers Excavating in Muskegon, MI
Chris Thompson, Owner & John Stewart, MIOSHA
Construction Senior Safety Officer