Lansing, MI – The Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Michigan and the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) renewed an alliance for a fourth time to foster safer and more healthful workplaces across the state.
“The AGC of Michigan has been a long-time partner in workplace safety and health,” said MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman. “MIOSHA is appreciative of their willingness to continue this cooperative relationship and applauds their commitment to improved worker safety.”
The alliance formalizes a working relationship between the AGC and MIOSHA to provide members and others with information, guidance and access to training resources that ensure worker protections.
Signing the alliance were: AGC of Michigan President Damian Hill, MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman and MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training Division Director Nella Davis-Ray.
“AGC of Michigan is proud of the partnership we have built with MIOSHA to ensure our members have all of the resources they need to continue to keep their workplaces safe,” said Damian Hill, president of AGC of Michigan. “Our renewed alliance will continue to keep our contractors focused on achieving zero lost work time due to accidents as we work toward a goal of eliminating injuries and work-related health problems altogether.”
The purpose of this alliance is to protect the safety and health of AGC members, as well as work with employers and management to improve safety in the workplace. Alliances enable organizations committed to workplace safety and health to collaborate with MIOSHA to prevent workplace injuries and illnesses. They 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. Through this program, organizations will:
- Build trusting, cooperative relationships,
- Network with others committed to workplace safety and health,
- Exchange information about best practices, and
- Leverage resources to maximize worker safety and health protection.