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FY 2023 Consultation Education and Training (CET) Grant Projects
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) awarded 19 CET grants totaling $870,000 to promote worker safety and health across the state, particularly for small and medium-sized companies. Contact any of the following grantees if you are interested in free training underwritten by MIOSHA. They provide health and safety training in a variety of formats.
AFL-CIO of Michigan will deliver safety and health training in the manufacturing, healthcare and construction industries with the focus on basic principles of workplace safety and health, identifying and remediating hazards in the workplace and avoiding work-related accidents. Technical assistance will also be provided to establish safety and health programs and committees. For more information, contact Colleen Sullivan at 517-372-0784 or email@example.com.
Alpena Community College will provide safety and health training throughout Northeast Michigan in the healthcare, construction, manufacturing, forestry, and logging industries. For more information, contact, Dawn Stone at 989-358-7293 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Associated General Contractors of Michigan offers the Safety and Health Support for Construction (SHTSC) program that will provide programs throughout Michigan in public formats to address changes to MIOSHA construction safety and health standards as well as provide on-site advanced safety training on various topics such as fall protection, silica, confined space, crane rigging, scaffold safety and electrical hazards. For more information contact Paul Wrzesinski at 517-371-1550 or email@example.com.
Baker College will provide safe patient handling training to employees in the nursing and healthcare industry. For more information contact Thomas Nathe at 231-881-3182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bay De Noc Community College will develop and present tree trimming and chainsaw safety training to address awareness and methods to prevent and reduce workplace injuries in the forest, landscaping and tree trimming and clearing industries. For more information contact Renee Lundberg at 906-217-4224 or email@example.com.
Center for Workplace Violence Prevention, Inc. will develop and deliver training for comprehensive workplace violence prevention, behavioral threat management, personal safety and survival skills, verbal de-escalation skills, active shooter survival, situation awareness and victim avoidance, crisis recovery after mass shootings, and mass casualty work place emergencies. For more information contact Marilyn Knight at 248-974-6870 or MKnightmsw@aol.com.
Eastern Michigan University Organization for Risk Reduction will provide an eight-hour comprehensive training program in workshop format titled "Protection from Crystalline Silica." This workshop will enable employers to recognize silica exposure hazards, their legal obligations to protect workers from silica exposure and how to select and implement appropriate exposure control methods for various construction situations. For more information contact Elizabeth Stoner at 734-487-8285 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Services Rescue Training - Classroom and field trainings will be conducted for first responders regarding farm emergencies. Some included topics are farm fires, grain entrapments, chemicals, crush injuries, farm equipment entanglement, tractor rollovers and silos and manure storage. For more information contact Suzy Carter at 517-204-3687 or at email@example.com.
Great Lakes Safety Training Center will provide lockout/tagout safety training to employees in the manufacturing industry. The classroom training will include the purpose of lockout/tagout, MIOSHA requirements for lockout/tagout, recognition of types of energy and procedures for lockout/tagout. Hands-on training will also be conducted with the use of a simulator. For more information contact Jill Dougherty at 989-492-7036 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Incompass Michigan - This project will provide safety and health training to staff of community rehabilitation organizations and workers with disabilities or other barriers to community inclusion and employment. To accommodate all types of learners, trainings are offered in various formats such as onsite, eLearning modules and webinars. For more information contact Todd Culverat 517-484-4488 or email@example.com.
Lawrence Technological University will provide health and safety training on highway/temporary road work zones to small and medium constructions firms as well as public service entities. For more information contact Ahmed Al-Bayati at 248-204-2586 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan Association of Chiropractors will offer a walkthrough evaluation that will result in the creation of a customized on-site training program for workers in the high-hazard industries of manufacturing, transportation, warehousing, accommodations and healthcare industries. This grant will also provide an outreach initiative with construction and temporary worker agencies. All trainings will focus on back safety and ergonomics. For more information contact Kathy Schaefer at 517-290-3252 or MACWorkSafe@gmail.com.
Michigan Green Industry Association (MGIA) - This project will promote awareness of the dangers of tree care operations and the importance of safety training, by providing both classroom and demonstrative training in the following fundamentals and techniques of safely performing tree care operations: proper tree pruning and felling techniques; chainsaw safety, maintenance and use; Arborist rigging techniques; Electrical Hazard Awareness Training, and CPR/First Aid, among others. For more information contact Silvia Eichen at 248-646-4992 or email@example.com.
Michigan Infrastructure and Transportation Association (MITA) - A "Stop the Trends" training program will be offered to heavy construction companies throughout Michigan. Trainings include fall prevention, electrocutions, struck-by and crushed injuries. Assistance will also be offered to employers in creating a Safety and Health Program (SHP). For more information contact Rob Coppersmith at 517-347-8336 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michigan State University - Will provide outreach to the agricultural industry by providing safety and health training to producers and employees regarding the identification of safety and health hazards in the workplace (Hazard Communication), the prevention of work-related respiratory illness, and the need for respiratory protection, its selection and proper fit and COVID-19 hazards. For information contact Kenneth Rosenman at 517-353-1846 or at email@example.com.
Parents for Student Safety Employment Standards (PASSES) - This program will provide focused student training in construction trades, industrial arts classes and the co-op program. Some training topics include: heat exhaustion, hazard recognition, proper lifting techniques, ladder safety, fall protection, proper use of personal protective equipment, teen labor laws and the right of individuals to request and receive safety and equipment training. Trainings are held at high schools throughout Michigan. For more information contact Donna Weaver at 313-910-6531 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Retail, Wholesale, and Department Store Union (RWSDU) will provide hazard-specific training programs and dissemination of educational materials with technical assistance and support to build stronger safety programs at food and beverage processing facilities throughout the state and reduce the risk of COVID-19. An additional focus will be the training of young workers in these industries. For more information contact Jim Den Uyl at 616-241-4357 or email@example.com.
UAW will provide safety and health training and assistance to smaller Michigan workplaces enabling them to identify their critical health and safety hazards and address them with cost-effective solutions. Training will be provided to employees, temporary workers, workers with language barriers, and young workers. Assistance will also be provided in creating and/or improving their Safety and Health Program. For more information contact Andrew Comai at 313-926-5659 or AComai@uaw.net.
University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics will provide ergonomics training and technical assistance to small and medium sized Michigan companies. Specifically, they will provide customized on-site introductory ergonomics training seminars using an interactive teaching technology, ergonomics technical assistance, case study video clips (case studies showcasing ergonomic analyses are available on the YouTube Channel, C4E TV), guidance for safety and ergonomic program development, scholarships to attend an open enrollment introductory ergonomics course, and documentation of workplace changes and development of ergonomics/safety and health programs. For more information contact Sheryl Ulin at 734-763-0133 or firstname.lastname@example.org