AGC Gets MIOSHA Safety Grant

February 13, 2008
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In a continuing effort to promote and train on construction safety and health issues, the AGC of Michigan, a chapter of the Associated General Contractors of America, has secured grant funding from MIOSHA to provide an outreach program not only to its members, but to the entire Michigan construction industry.  According to a news release, this marks the 20th year that AGC has made safety and health programs available through various grants.  Training is performed by AGC safety director Pete Anderson, an AGC staff member for over 20 years and an accomplished and credentialed trainer. 

The program, Construction Safety and Health Awareness (CSHA), offers contractors on-site training in a wide range of safety and health topics from fall protection to silica safety.  To schedule onsite training, a contractor must be willing to commit a minimum of 30 minutes of crew time with at least six individuals attending the session.  Training is available to both general contractors and subcontractors, and general contractors are encouraged to invite their subcontractors to the training sessions. The CSHA program provides the following:

**Advanced Safety & Health Training — In-depth safety classes that address fall protection, scaffold safety, steel erection safety, confined space entry, respiratory protection and asbestos awareness are available, using the best curricula available. 

**Air Monitoring Service — This demonstrates proper air monitoring techniques and provides data to assist contractors in providing adequate respiratory protection for their workers.

Apprentice Safety Day — Industry safety leaders will present a program to young apprentices describing their commitment to safety and why. This program will help motivate young new employees that come into the industry and demonstrate that safety is paramount to survive and be successful in the industry.

Internet-Based Training — 12 safety and health topics are available by going to www.agcmichigan.org/safety/training.php.   

Internet-Based Training Reimbursement – Reimbursement for contractors already providing industry recognized internet-based construction safety and health training.

The services will be offered statewide and at no cost to contractors.  Contractors are encouraged to take advantage of these services, to enable them to improve their safety performance and their bottom line.

To schedule a training session, contact Pete Anderson at (517) 371-1550. CQX

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