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MIOSHA Invites Employers and Workers to Free "Coffee with MIOSHA" on December 21 in Marquette

Share a Cup of Coffee and Learn about the Benefits of Workplace Safety and Health
Media Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

December 3, 2018 - The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), and the Upper Peninsula Construction Council have teamed up to provide an informational update on workplace safety and health standards for Michigan workers, new reporting rules, goals and emphasis areas, and best practices. Lawrence Hidalgo, Director of MIOSHA’s Construction Safety and Health Division will be the featured speaker.

This event is open to all Michigan employers and employees and is offered at no charge. Coffee and networking start at 9:00 a.m. where there will be an opportunity to informally meet with MIOSHA staff.

WHO:       All Michigan employers and employees

WHAT:     “Coffee with MIOSHA”

WHEN:     Friday, December 21, 2018 (9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)

WHERE:  Staybridge Hotel, 855 West Washington Street, Marquette, MI 49855

COST:      Free

RSVP:      Please RSVP to Tony Retaskie at by Tuesday, December 11, 2018.  Walk-ins are welcome.   

Collaboration is an essential part of improving workplace safety and health. “Connecting MIOSHA to Industry” is a multi-year project to enhance customer service and program effectiveness. In line with LARA’s “customer driven, business minded” philosophy, the initiative focuses on increased communication, coordination and outreach. Whether conducted by consultation or enforcement staff, the goal is to ensure that MIOSHA interventions result in improved safety and health for Michigan workers.

MIOSHA partners with organizations throughout the state to offer “Coffee with MIOSHA” periodically throughout the year at various venues and is offered at no charge to employers or workers. Check MIOSHA’s website for upcoming events. Also available at no cost to employers, is MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division services. 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

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