MIOSHA and Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company Sign Alliance to Protect Workers

Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

February 21, 2013 - The Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company (MTMIC) and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) signed a formal alliance to offer assistance to MTMIC policyholders, including training, on site consultation, and providing promotional & educational materials. The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

"We are pleased to renew our alliance with the Manufacturing Technology Mutual Insurance Company to help protect Michigan's manufacturing workers," said MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder. "It is imperative that workers have the tools and training necessary to sustain a safe and healthy work environment."


The alliance continues the formal working relationship between MTMIC and MIOSHA. Many MTMIC policyholders represent industries included in MIOSHA's Strategic Plan. MTMIC policyholders include, but are not limited to, tooling shops, design and engineering facilities, metal fabrication shops, mold and pattern design and builders, and foundries along with operations associated to their normal business such as finishing, transit, and storage operations. Through this alliance, MIOSHA is also able to offer Consultation Education and Training (CET) assistance in development, implementation, and monitoring of health and safety programs, policies, and procedures.


Signing the alliance were: MTMIC Loss Control Manager Ray Duff and MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder.


"We are excited to continue our alliance," said Duff. "Our collaboration has already led to more effective health and safety management systems in policyholders. I believe we can improve outcomes even further by continuing this alliance."


The goals of this alliance include, but are not limited to:

  • To promote and improve workplace health and safety through the use of CET services (e.g. hazard surveys, air and noise monitoring, and health and safety training).
  • MTMIC will solicit policyholders who meet the criteria in the target audience to voluntarily participate in the alliance.
  • MTMIC will post a link promoting the alliance on their website and announce any related initiatives in their newsletter.

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:

  • Build trusting, cooperative relationships;
  • Network with others committed to workplace safety and health;
  • Exchange information about best practices; and
  • Leverage resources to maximize worker safety and health protection.


"The MIOSHA program is dedicated to working with employers, both public and private sector - to find innovative ways to enhance workplace safety and health," said Yoder. "Through alliances, MIOSHA can offer employers a voluntary, cooperative relationship to eliminate serious hazards and achieve a high level of safety and health."

MTMIC has a proven track record of providing workers' compensation insurance to employers throughout Michigan since 1976. MTMIC has a long history of providing competitive rates as well as stellar claims management and loss control services. MTMIC provides workers' compensation insurance coverage to manufacturers, technology-based businesses, automotive dealerships, hardware stores and printers. MTMIC's workers' compensation program is governed by business professionals in Michigan's manufacturing industry and technology sector and will:

  • Assist in controlling the cost of workers' compensation insurance
  • Provide vigilant claims management
  • Deliver aggressive loss control services

MTMIC's mission statement is "MTMIC will, on behalf of its policyholders, aggressively pursue control of the workers' compensation environment by diligent fiduciary responsibility, strict pursuit of all permitted legal remedies, vigilant claims management and aggressive loss control measures."

For more information about forming an alliance or partnership with MIOSHA, please check our website at www.michigan.gov/mioshaor contact the CET Division at 517-322-1809.


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