MIOSHA Celebrates Graduates of Training Institute at Statewide Safety Conference in Grand Rapids

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April 16, 2019 – The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and Macomb Community College recognized graduates of the MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) at the 89th annual Michigan Safety Conference in Grand Rapids.

MTI graduates with MIOSHA Director Bart PickelmanMIOSHA and Macomb Community College have partnered on the MTI since 2007. This year’s ceremony recognized 30 graduates of the program. To date, 28,769 people have participated in MTI training.

“The MTI is a hands-on, interactive opportunity to equip employees with robust skills and strategies to enhance workplace safety and health,” said Dept. of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Director Orlene Hawks. “MTI is a great investment for employers as it helps create a safe and healthy work environment by engaging employees with a training curriculum that enhances the overall culture of safety.”

The MTI delivers affordable, participant-driven and informative seminars based on the most up-to-date industry standards. Students attend a series of courses that will help them develop the knowledge and skills to improve their companies’ safety and health system.

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 is one of the nation’s leading community colleges, providing learning experiences to more than 48,000 students annually. Macomb nationally ranks in the top two percent in the number of associate degrees awarded. To learn more, visit www.macomb.edu.

The 2019 Spring and Summer MIOSHA Training Institute (MIT) schedule is available here. MIOSHA also provides scholarships to those interested in attending the MTI to help with the cost of tuition. Click here to learn more about obtaining a scholarship to participate in the program.  

If you have any questions about the MTI or workplace safety and health, please contact MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training Division at (517) 284-7720.

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