MIOSHA Invites Employers and Workers to Share a Cup of Coffee and Learn about the Benefits of Workplace Safety and Health

Contact: LARA Communications 517-373-9280

May 2, 2013 - The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is holding a "Coffee with MIOSHA" information session to promote the benefits of workplace safety and health in protecting workers and improving the business bottom line. On May 7, 2013, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. MIOSHA and The University of Michigan Architecture, Engineering, and Construction and Washtenaw Contractors Association are sponsoring the coffee to reach new audiences to help "Connect MIOSHA to Industry."


"We've seen several dramatic examples that the costs of reacting to workplace incidents far exceed the costs of preventing them," said MIOSHA Director Martha Yoder. "This information session sponsored by The University of Michigan Architecture, Engineering, and Construction and Washtenaw Contractors Association offers employers and employees the opportunity to share a cup of coffee with MIOSHA staff and learn the benefits of workplace safety and health."


The "Coffee with MIOSHA" events will provide an informal opportunity for employers and workers to meet with MIOSHA representatives (consultative and enforcement) to ask questions, obtain information on program services and resources, learn about MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) opportunities, and establish rapport.


"Connecting MIOSHA to Industry" is a multi-year project to enhance customer service and program effectiveness. In line with LARA's philosophy of being "customer driven, business minded," the project focuses on increased communication, coordination, and outreach throughout the MIOSHA program. The goal is to ensure that MIOSHA interventions are educational, informative, and useful whether conducted by consultation or enforcement staff.


MIOSHA was created by Public Act 154 of 1974 and became effective in 1975. For more information about the MIOSHA program, visit our website at: www.michigan.gov/miosha, or contact the Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division at 517-322-1809.


For further details and to register for the event visit http://safetyattheforefront.umaec.umich.edu.


For more information about MIOSHA, please visit www.michigan.gov/miosha

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