In 2006, the Construction Association of Michigan signed an alliance with the Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA). The key goals of this alliance include: increase communication and collaboration between CAM and MIOSHA; promote increased safety and health awareness by using all of CAM’s marketing mediums; foster worker safety and health through education and training opportunities at the jobsite; and facilitate safety and health hazard surveys by the Consultation, Education, and Training (CET) Division of MIOSHA.
The hazard survey is a training tool which affords the employer and selected employees the opportunity to learn how to identify unsafe or unhealthy acts or conditions, and MIOSHA violations. The hazard survey results in formulating ways to correct any noted deficiencies without any fines or penalties.
While participation by individual employers is voluntary, CAM acknowledges that contractors, who embrace the goals of the partnership and who strive to provide a safe and healthy workplace, will experience a decrease in workplace accidents and illnesses, and a decrease in workers’ compensation costs.