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Extends MIOSHA Education, Training and Resources to ABC Members
May 29, 2019. The Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. of Michigan (ABC of Michigan) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) renewed their formal alliance at a recent signing ceremony to provide ABC of Michigan members and others with safety and health information, guidance, and access to training resources.
"We are pleased to renew our alliance with ABC of Michigan to continue protecting our working men and women," said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. "This alliance offers great opportunities to provide needed training and help create safer and healthier workplaces throughout Michigan."
Created in order to increase and promote on the job safety and health to ABC of Michigan membership by creating better communication between ABC of Michigan members and MIOSHA, the greatest value that the alliance provides is the outreach and training that is the foundation of the ABC activities. Training goals set for the alliance primarily address “focus four” issues:
In developing this alliance, MIOSHA and ABC of Michigan recognize that MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division is an integral part of this effort. Total member contact outreach capability is approximately 20,000 people.
Signing the Alliance were:
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. There are many benefits to participating in an alliance with MIOSHA. Through this program, organizations will:
"The MIOSHA program is dedicated to working with employers, both public and private sector - to implement innovative ways to enhance workplace safety and health," said Pickelman. "Through alliances, MIOSHA can offer employers a voluntary, cooperative relationship to eliminate serious hazards and achieve a high level of safety and health."
The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). ABC is a statewide trade association dedicated to providing Michigan with high-quality, affordable, safe and on-time construction. A leading construction industry voice with state government, ABC provides many member services including legislative advocacy, networking opportunities, member benefits, legal updates, business development and educational opportunities. ABC of Michigan is made up of three chapters: Greater Michigan Chapter, Southeastern Michigan Chapter, and Western Michigan Chapter.