MIOSHA Training Institute Graduates Recognized at Michigan Safety Conference

Contact: Tanya Baker 517-373-9280
Agency: Licensing and Regulatory Affairs

April 17, 2015 – The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and Macomb Community College this week recognized the graduates of the MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) at the 85th annual Michigan Safety Conference in Lansing. The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). 

The MTI provides students with important information and hands-on training for safety and health solutions and leads the state’s employers and employees in improving and advancing workplace safety and health.  

MIOSHA Deputy Director Bart Pickelman recognized 20 graduates at the conference.

MIOSHA Training Institute Graduates Recognized at Michigan Safety Conference

“Through a lasting partnership with Macomb Community College, the MIOSHA Training Institute is pleased to continue providing this unique educational program and recognize its graduates for their academic achievements and improved technical expertise in occupational safety and health,” said Pickelman.

MIOSHA and Macomb Community College have partnered on the MTI since 2007. To date, more than 18,800 people have participated in MTI training, with nearly 800 earning level one certificates for general industry and construction, and approximately 170 earning level two certificates for management systems and compliance. Additionally, 32 occupational health certificates have been awarded.

MIOSHA provides scholarships to those interested in attending to help with the cost of tuition. Since 2011, MIOSHA has provided nearly $220,000 to attendees.

Graduates who participated at the ceremony included:

  • Debra Barlow
  • Gregory Belanger
  • David Brayton
  • Rebecca Bushong
  • Jason Claes
  • Alan Colter
  • Elle Devine
  • Ronald Hammond
  • Eric Madsen
  • Sherri McDermott
  • Donald McQuitty
  • Derek Mrowczynski
  • Elizabeth Riser
  • Susan Rollins
  • Terrilee Royce
  • Jeremy Sampson
  • John Schnittker
  • Barry Shelton
  • Roy Smotherman II
  • John Strimback

The MTI delivers affordable, participant-driven and informative seminars based on the most up-to-date industry standards in a hands-on, interactive environment. Students attend a series of courses that will help them develop the knowledge and skills to improve their company’s safety and health system. MTI classes, taught entirely by MIOSHA CET consultants, are consistent throughout the State, and have the same length, format, resources, activities, objectives and assessment.

Macomb Community College’s Public Service Institute (PSI) administers the MTI. The PSI educates students and working professionals for positions of responsibility and leadership in public service that includes police, fire, emergency medical services, and industrial health and safety training. Macomb Community College (www.macomb.edu) is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to more than 50,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded and is the largest grantor of associate degrees in Michigan.

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