MIOSHA and CMMA Sign Alliance to Foster Safer, More Healthful Workplaces


Lansing, MI (WorkersCompensation.com) - The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) and Central Michigan Manufacturers Association (CMMA) Safety Special Interest Group (SIG) recently established a cooperative relationship to provide CMMA/SIG members and others with information, guidance and access to training to reduce and prevent exposure to workplace hazards. MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA).

MIOSHA and CMMA Sign Alliance PresentationThe ceremony was hosted by Aircraft Precision Products in Ithaca where MIOSHA, CMMA/SIG and approximately 75 others from local manufacturers gathered to sign the agreement and present the annual CMMA Safety Awards.

“This alliance offers a platform to bring together resources from our organizations to increase opportunities for education, outreach and information sharing through the state,” said MIOSHA Deputy Director Bart Pickelman. “I am confident the discussions and sharing of information that will take place in the coming three years will strengthen our alliance, partnership, and friendship, and lead to even safer and healthier work environments here in Michigan.”

The key goals of the alliance include:

  • Raising awareness of MIOSHA's rulemaking and enforcement initiatives
  • Developing effective safety and health training and education programs for CMMA member companies
  • Increasing outreach and communication on the recognition and prevention of workplace hazards

“The CMMA is excited  with the new opportunities the alliance agreement will give our central Michigan manufacturers to increase the emphasis, dialogue and tools needed to improve safety on the shop floor,” said CMMA President Jim Shoemaker Jr. “This three-year program will enhance our Safety Special Interest Group's ability to provide effective training resources, on site consultation, hazard surveys, and MIOSHA's assistance on special projects.”

MIOSHA and CMMA Sign AllianceMIOSHA 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, including:

  • Building trusting, cooperative relationships
  • Networking with others committed to workplace safety and health
  • Exchanging information about best practices
  • Leveraging resources to maximize worker safety and health protection
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