MIOSHA and ASAM Invite Contractors to Workplace Safety Jobsite Training in Wyoming, MI June 5

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June 4, 2018 – The American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (ASAM) will host its second safety alliance job site training with the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) on June 5, 2018, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm at the Aldi, 2480 Clyde Park Ave SW, Wyoming, MI 49509. A.J. Veneklasen, Inc., the general contractor for the project, will also be participating. The workplace training event is free to all smaller contractors. No registration is required.

“Inform and educate is a primary goal of MIOSHA,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “We’re pleased that our alliance with ASAM engages smaller contractors to assist them in developing an appropriate safety and health program for their job sites.”

MIOSHA and ASAM formalized a mutual commitment to workplace safety and health by signing an alliance agreement this past fall. The goal of the alliance is to provide ASAM members with information, guidance, and access to training resources to help develop effective safety programs and to protect the health and safety of workers, particularly smaller contractors.

MIOSHA Construction Safety Consultant Phu Nguyen will conduct the training that includes a group walkthrough at the job site, and discussion on how to identify hazards or potential hazards. Nguyen will make recommendations for safe procedures and protections for the purpose of reducing accidents and injuries in the workplace. ASAM will provide lunch for the group and the event will end with a brief closing presentation.

“In February, we had our first training event. It was definitely a great learning experience, not just for ASAM members, but for the general contractors as well,” said ASAM Safety Committee Chair Brian Gall. “We expect this upcoming safety training to be just as informative and successful.”

MIOSHA alliances enable organizations committed to workplace safety and health to collaborate with MIOSHA to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. Alliances are open to all groups, including trade or professional associations, businesses, labor organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies.

Also available at no cost to employers, is MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division. CET consultants are available to help employers develop and implement long-term safety and health programs, and comply with current MIOSHA regulations. For free statewide assistance, companies can call the CET Division at 517-284-7720; toll-free at 800-866-4674,
or visit the website at www.michigan.gov/miosha.

The American Subcontractors Association of Michigan (ASAM) is dedicated to providing services and benefits that help subcontractors, suppliers, and service providers become more successful. ASAM is the local chapter of the American Subcontractors Association (ASA), an organization of 5,000-member companies. ASAM provides educational opportunities and valuable information for subcontractors throughout Michigan. For more information visit ASAMichigan.net.

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