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Consultation Education and Training Awards
Does your company have outstanding safety and health records, an effective safety and health management system (SHMS) or noteworthy ergonomic successes? If so, you could take home gold, silver or bronze with MIOSHA’s Consultation Education and Training (CET) Awards!
These awards recognize the achievements of Michigan employers and employees based on excellent safety and health performance. The awards criteria place emphasis on proactive safety indicators (i.e., participation in safety committees, conducting self-inspections, reporting near-misses, thorough root cause analyses, etc.) and the elements that comprise a SHMS, while allowing for slight variance in meeting the criterion of achieving a better-than-average industry illness and injury rate.
CET Award Criteria
A SHMS is comprised of five primary elements:
- Management Commitment and Planning
- Employee Involvement
- Safety and Health Training
- Worksite Analysis
- Hazard Prevention and Control
Thirty-two attributes will be reviewed to assess the effectiveness of a company’s SHMS. All CET Safety Award applicants must be evaluated by a CET consultant, who will assist with the award application, confirm award eligibility, and submit the completed award application to the CET Division.
The Bronze certificate of recognition is issued to an establishment that does not meet the criteria for the Silver or Gold award. The certificate may be granted for other significant safety and health achievements or for major contributions or service that has resulted in a positive impact on worker safety and health. The company must have implemented a minimum of 16 of 32 attributes in their SHMS. The company must also have a current Total Case Incident Rate (TCIR) and the Days Away, Restricted and Transfer (DART) rate that is within 25% of their industry averages.
The Silver award is issued to an establishment whose current and last complete year's TCIR and DART rate are below the industry average. The Silver award criteria also includes having the company implement at least 20 of 32 attributes in their SHMS. The Silver award company must have at least one implemented attribute in each of the five SHMS elements and meet the goal of 20 total attributes. The company must also have an established safety and health committee.
The Gold award is issued to an establishment who's current and last two complete years' TCIR and DART rates are below the industry average. The Gold award criteria also includes having the company implement at least 24 of 32 attributes in their SHMS. The Gold award company must have at least two implemented attributes in each of the five SHMS elements and also meet the goal of 24 total attributes. The company must also have an established safety and health committee.
The Ergonomics Success award will be given to an establishment who has instituted ergonomic improvements and substantially reduced Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs). The criteria for the Ergonomic Success award includes the:
- Employer's last 12-month Total Case Incident Rate shall be below the industry average rate and the employer must have implemented at least 20 of the 32 attributes in their SHMS.
- Employer has had at least a 25% reduction of MSD incidence rate over the previous 12-month period, with no increase in their total case incidence rates.
- Improvement must be brought about through ergonomic engineering controls, administrative controls, and/or incentives.
- Employer should have a method for obtaining input from employees, and have employee involvement in the improvement process
To see if you qualify, call the CET Division at 517-284-7720. Award requests will be assigned to a CET consultant for follow-up to assess eligibility.