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2024 Classes

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

10:15 am – 11:15 am
MIOSHA Update (Basic)

Bart Pickelman, CIH, Director, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)

This session will present the STATE OF MIOSHA including 2023 accomplishments and successes, significant cases, strategic goals, emphasis programs, and special initiatives. Plans for 2024 will also be disclosed.

MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) Graduate Recognition will follow the MIOSHA Update session on Tuesday, April 16th.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Michigan’s Voluntary Protection Program – A path to exemplary Health and Safety Performance (Intermediate)

Aaron Gundrum, Michigan Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP) Specialist, MS, MIOSHA CET Division

Effective safety and health management systems are proven to prevent occupational illnesses and injuries. Through Michigan’s Voluntary Protection Program (MVPP), management, labor, and MIOSHA establish cooperative relationships at workplaces that have implemented a comprehensive safety and health management system. MVPP requires active employee involvement, management commitment, continual identification and elimination of hazards, and robust health and safety training. The process to develop, implement, and apply for this prestigious recognition with MIOSHA will be presented to class participants.

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Fall Protection: Real Solutions, Not Just Rules (Advanced)

Jim Getting, Senior Construction Safety Consultant, MIOSHA CET Division
Fall protection is complex. It is more than just telling workers the rules. It takes creativity and effort to find solutions to the real-world challenges. Some examples of challenges and solutions will be shared. The ideas and concepts are intended to spark new solutions to the fall protection challenges that Michigan companies face every day.

3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
2022 Workplace Fatalities in Michigan (Basic)

Chris Johnson, MIOSHA CET Division, Senior Safety Consultant; and MIOSHA CET Division, David Magno, Senior Construction Safety Consultant

An overview of 2022 MIOSHA construction and general industry fatalities in the workplace.

Wednesday, April 17, 2024

9:00 am – 10:00 am
MIOSHA Consultation Benefits, Cooperative Programs, and Hazard Surveys (Basic)

Mark Ginter, MIOSHA CET Division, Cooperative Programs Specialist; Robert Atkins, MIOSHA CET Division, Senior Occupational Safety Consultant; and Lynn Totsky, MIOSHA CET Division, Senior Industrial Hygienist, Onsite Program

Presentation of services MIOSHA Consultation Division offers; including hazard surveys, cooperative programs (MSHARP), Alliances and Partnerships. This presentation is designed to be a panel discussion; encouraging questions from employers regarding these MIOSHA CET services.

10:15 am – 11:15 am
Mental Health in the Workplace (Basic)

Sean Egan, Deputy Director, Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO)

The session will educate employers on the benefits of investing in the mental health and wellness of employees by promoting suicide prevention dialog, training, and resources. Learn about available resources and strategies to build a culture that has a positive impact on employee wellbeing, employer’s bottom lines, and our communities.

11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Warehousing and Distribution Hazards (Basic)

Jeff Edgerton, Senior Occupational Safety Consultant, MIOSHA CET Division

Industries operating within the Warehousing and Distribution North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes are quite varied in their scope of work and the hazards present within them. In response, Federal OSHA and MIOSHA have each instituted emphasis programs to focus enforcement and consultative resources to address these higher injury rates and specific industry hazards. This presentation will cover the emphasis programs, the types of industries covered, and the most common hazards found.

1:45 pm – 2:45 pm
Health and Safety Hazards Associated with the Cannabis Industry (Basic)

Jamie Green, Senior Industrial Hygienist, MIOSHA CET Division

The complicated nature of the hazards present in the Cannabis Industry can be daunting. The purpose of this awareness presentation is to provide an overview of the safety and health hazards that may be present in the cultivation, processing, and sale of Cannabis.

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
MIOSHA’s Ten Most Cited Violations in 2023 (Basic)

Bryan Renaud, MIOSHA CET Division, Senior Construction Safety Consultant; Jennifer Clark-Denson, MIOSHA CET Division, Industrial Hygienist; and Michael Brodzik, MIOSHA CET Division, Senior Occupational Safety Consultant

This program has been an annual favorite at the conference with both safety and health violations being discussed. Three experienced CET consultants (health, general industry, and construction) will illustrate what enforcement and consultation employees are finding in the workplace that often lead to workplace injuries and illnesses. They will help unravel the mystery and explain the hazards behind the most cited 10 safety, 10 health, and 10 construction rules by MIOSHA in the past year. They will also offer tips and solutions to help employers and employees recognize and correct these hazards.

Division Members


Gloria Keene

MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division