Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)

St. Clair County Community College offers classes for the requirements of MIOSHA safety standards. The classes are held throughout the year, so if you are interested please check back for postings of the classes.

Classes offered

MIOSHA Part 451 – Respiratory Protection

 This online program is a must for anyone concerned about health and safety on the job including:

  • Managers concerned about workers’ compensation costs.
  • Employees who want to learn proper techniques for protecting their safety and health at work.
  • Business owners who want to learn about compliance with Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

This full-day course was developed to teach participants: the requirements of Part 451, Respiratory Protection (1910.134), the necessary elements of a written respiratory protection program, MIOSHA interpretations of common questions about the Respiratory Protection Standard, and the most common violations associated with the standard. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

Agenda of the seminar

  • Explain permissible practice for respirators.
  • Develop and implement a written respiratory protection program.
  • Identify the correct respirator selection for employee protection.
  • Identify potential respirator violations.

Required Class For Occupational Health MTI Certificate.

People with disabilities requiring additional services (such as materials in alternative format) in order to participate in the meeting should call (517) 284-7720 at least 30 days before the program. The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) is an equal opportunity employer/program.

Program Details

Date:  September 14, 2021
Time: Sign-in 8:30 a.m., Program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Cost: $130 per person, includes course materials. Certification/Maintenance Points Available
Deadline: Register by August 31, 2021, Please register early.
Contact: Pauline Schwanitz, (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu.
Register online: sc4.edu/respiratory-protection
Course Number:  ZPCS 260 01

Recommended Practices for Safety and Health Programs

This live online program is a must for anyone concerned about health and safety on the job including:

  • Managers concerned about workers’ compensation costs.
  • Employees who want to learn proper techniques for protecting their safety and health at work.
  • Business owners who want to learn about compliance with Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

These recommended practices provide responsible employers, workers, and worker representatives with a sound, flexible framework for addressing safety and health issues in diverse workplaces. They may be used in any workplace, but will be particularly helpful in small and medium-sized workplaces. They can be applied equally well in traditional, fixed manufacturing workplaces and in the service sector, healthcare, retail, and even mobile or office-based work environments. They also include information specifically aimed at temporary worker and multiemployer work situations. Separate recommended practices are available for the construction industry.

The attendee will learn the recommended practices for a Safety and Health Program and how they place emphasis on involving workers, and include a more robust program evaluation element to help drive continuous improvement. The recommended practices also stress the need for communication and coordination on worksites involving more than one employer. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely

Agenda of the seminar

  • The benefits of implementing these practices.
  • 10 easy things to get your program started.
  • Core elements of the safety and health programs.
  • How to accomplish each core element.

This course has been approved for both residential builders pre-licensure and continuing safety training requirements.

All meetings are accessible and barrier free. Please contact the cosponsor or the CET Division, at least 30 days in advance, to request necessary accommodations.

Program Details

Date: August 3 and 4, 2021
Time: Sign-in 8:30 a.m., Program 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Cost: $190 per person, includes course materials. Certification/Maintenance Points Available
Deadline: Register by July 19, 2021, Please register early.
Contact: Pauline Schwanitz, (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu.
Register online: sc4.edu/recommended-practices
Course Number: Course Number ZPCS 254 01

Asbestos and Lead Awareness

This online workshop is a must for anyone concerned about health and safety on the job including:

  • Managers concerned about workers’ compensation costs.
  • Employees who want to learn proper techniques for protecting their safety and health at work.
  • Business owners who want to learn about compliance with Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).

Construction trades routinely renovate and demolish buildings that were built prior to 1981. These activities often pose a health risk by exposing employees to asbestos-containing materials (ACM) or presumed asbestos-containing materials (PACM). General industry employees are also subject to asbestos exposure, rules and regulations. Asbestos awareness training is for general industry and construction employees; whose work activities may contact but do not disturb ACM or PACM.

Lead is also found in both general industry and in construction. Many construction activities can disturb lead; such as building demolition, alteration, renovation, repair, and/or painting. This combined awareness training course consists of information regarding asbestos and lead in their various forms and uses. Training also includes information on the health effects associated with asbestos and/or lead exposure. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

Agenda of the seminar

  • Asbestos: Its Various Forms and Uses
  • Health Effects Associated with Asbestos Exposure
  • Recognition and Locations of Asbestos Containing Building Materials
  • Recognition of Damaged, Deteriorated, or Delaminated Asbestos Containing Building Materials
  • Identify Pertinent Asbestos Regulations
  • Lead Awareness

This course has been approved for both residential builders pre-licensure and continuing safety training requirements.

All meetings are accessible and barrier free. Please contact the cosponsor or the CET Division, at least 30 days in advance, to request necessary accommodations.

Program Details

Date: August 25, 2021
Time: Sign-in 8:30 a.m., Program 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Location: Virtual
Cost: $94 per person, includes course materials. Certification/Maintenance Points Available
Deadline: Register by August 17, 2021, Please register early.
Contact: Pauline Schwanitz, (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu.
Register online: sc4.edu/asbestos-and-lead-awareness
Course Number: Course Number ZPCS 261 01