Chapter News

Michigan ASSP Chapters Renew Alliance with Michigan OSHA

MIOSHA, and the Greater Detroit Chapter, Mid-Michigan Chapter and Western Michigan Chapter of the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) held a signing ceremony to renew cooperative alliances between the organizations. This occurred in conjunction with the Coffee with MIOSHA event held at the Great Lakes Training Center, held on August 23rd in Midland.

The GDC was represented by Chapter President Linda Zaziski. The participants intend to work together to raise awareness to safety matters through Outreach and Communication. 

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MIOSHA Talks Free Workplace Safety and Health Services

MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training Division safety and health experts Jennifer Clark-Denson and Kristin Osterkamp join Safety Spectrum podcast host Sheila Ide to do a deep dive on MIOSHA’s free consultative services.

In this 30-minute episode, Jennifer and Kristin spell out how Michigan employers can invite MIOSHA into their workplace — without involving enforcement or receiving unwanted fines — to proactively review their safety and health programs, get onsite training, receive abatement assistance and much more. 

Have a listen or watch on YouTube to learn all the ways your workplace can get free, confidential help from MIOSHA to bolster worker protections. 

Safety Tool Tip – Preparing for a Critical Event

The Greater Detroit Chapter’s own Aaron Munoz, International Corporate Safety Director for Motor City Electric, recently had an article published in the Construction Association of Michigan’s CAM Magazine – September edition.  

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DeWALT Recalls Over a Million Miter Saws

DeWalt has recalled 1.4 million of its 12-inch Sliding Compound Miter Saw Models DWS779, DWS780, and DHS790. The miter saw’s rear safety guard can break or detach, posing an injury hazard due to projectiles that can strike the user and bystanders and a laceration hazard to the user who could come into direct contact with the saw blade. Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled miter saws and contact DeWALT for details on how to receive a free repair kit or to take their saw to a DeWALT service center for a free repair. Learn more at https://www.dewalt.com/miter-saw-recall.

Oakland University EHS Mentoring Program 2021-2022

The Oakland University EHS Mentoring Program is looking for mentors to help students with their professional development. The time commitment can be fairly minimal, as we only expect one meeting per month (although, you and your mentee can meet more frequently if you prefer!). As a mentor, we would like to see you help your mentee with things like resume review, mock interviews, networking, job shadowing/site visits (if allowed), career coaching/counseling…and anything else that you think will help them land their dream job in safety! If you are interested in volunteering, please reach out to Dr. Tara Diesbourg at tdiesbourg@oakland.edu before September 6 to be matched with a mentee.