Groups to collaborate on workplace safety, health

LANSING — The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the American Subcontractors Association of Michigan have signed an alliance agreement formalizing a mutual commitment to workplace safety and health.

MIOSHA is part of the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs.

“We’re pleased to sign this alliance that brings together our organizations to expand education, outreach and information sharing throughout the state,” MIOSHA Director Bart Pickelman said. “We particularly look forward to engaging smaller contractors to assist them in developing an appropriate safety and health program for their job sites.”

ASAM members also will gain a greater understanding of the rights of workers and the responsibilities of employers under the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act.

The team will meet at least three times a year to track and share information on activities and results in achieving the goals of the alliance.

The alliance will remain in effect for three years from its date of signing