West Shore to hold safety and health seminar

August 14, 2012

VICTORY TWP. – West Shore Community College and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Training Institute are co-sponsoring a two-day Safety and Health Management Seminar on Sept. 12 and 13, from 9 a.m. –4 p.m., in the Administrative & Conference Center, MBT Room.

The seminar will focus upon the direct relationship between effective management and lower workplace injury and illness rates. This class uses continuous improvement tools and methodology to effect increased worker protection, lower costs, enhanced productivity, and improve employee morale. Attendees will also learn that a high level of employee involvement leads to continuous improvement of the safety and health management system.

The seminar is designed for business owners who want to learn about MIOSHA compliance, managers concerned about liability and workers’ compensation costs, and employees who want to learn proper techniques for protecting their safety and health at work.

Participants are also eligible to receive an assessment based certificate or maintenance points recognizing their educational efforts and increased technical expertise.

The workshop facilitator is Brian Kellogg, who joined the MIOSHA Consultation Education Training Division in 2010, as a Safety Consultant specializing in general industry and serves the employers/employees in the mid-Michigan area.

Prior to joining MIOSHA, Kellogg was the Environmental Health and Safety Manager for an industrial air-moving equipment manufacturer with facilities located in Ohio and Indiana. During his years in private industry, he developed relationships with local first responder agencies, represented his employer in complaints with OSHA, and defended against citations from the state and federal EPA.

Kellogg earned his Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from Alaska Pacific University in 2002.

The seminar cost is $165 per person and includes lunch and all course materials. The registration deadline is Sept. 6.

For more information, contact Wanell Cabot at WSCC, 231-843-5818or wkcabot@westshore.edu

For detailed information on CET services, contact MIOSHA at 517-322-1809, or visit their website, www.michigan.gov/mti .

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