Chapter News

Greater Detroit Chapter Holds a Day of Fun at the Detroit Zoo

On Sunday, September 25th, Chapter members and their families got together to enjoy a fun filled day exploring the Detroit Zoo. The Zoo features 125 acres of true to life habitats that call themselves home to over 7,000 animals including amphibians, mammals, birds and reptiles.

Of course, Chapter members also had the opportunity to network/socialize with fellow GDC members/safety professionals and their families. Take a look at the some of the pictures!

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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.