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

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

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

MIOSHA Recordkeeping and Cost of Injuries

This live online seminar 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 MIOSHA program is designed to help employers ensure that their organization complies with MIOSHA recordkeeping requirements as contained in MIOSHA Administrative Rules Part 11, Recording and Reporting of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses. In addition to learning and understanding the “recordability” of work-related injuries and illnesses, attendees will actively participate in a group exercise to complete the MIOSHA 300 log. Using this data, participants calculate injury and illness rates and learn how to compare these rates to other companies with their North American Industrial Classification System (NAICS). Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

Agenda of the seminar

  • Overview of CET Services
  • Administrative Rules, Part 11
  • MIOSHA Log 300
  • Review of Reporting and Recording of Occupational Injuries
  • Questions and Answers

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: July 15, 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 June 30, 2021, Please register early.
Contact: Pauline Schwanitz, (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu.
Register online: sc4.edu/miosha-recordkeeping
Course Number: Course Number ZPCS 253 01

Incident Investigation

This live online seminar 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).

The program is planned for one day. The goal is to provide participants reasons why incident investigation is important, discuss the different aspects of an investigation, and practicing techniques for determining the root cause of incidents. The training will include class discussions and exercises, with small group breakout sessions for case studies and other activities. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

Agenda of the seminar

  • Define Common Terms Used in Incident Investigations
  • Explain the Need to Investigate Incidents
  • Discuss the Tools Necessary to Properly Complete Investigations
  • Four Techniques for Conducting an Investigation
  • Understand the MIOSHA Injury and Illness Reporting Requirements
  • Explain the Benefits of Incident Investigations

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: June 22, 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 June 7, 2021, Please register early.
Contact: Pauline Schwanitz, (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu.
Register online: sc4.edu/miosha-incident-investigation
Course Number: Course Number ZPCS 252 01

Part 380 – Occupational Noise Exposure

This live online seminar 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 seminar is designed to give participants an understanding of the requirements of MIOSHA’s Part 380 – Occupational Noise Exposure. Topics covered include: definition of noise, hearing loss and how it can occur, determining when and why to conduct noise monitoring, determining when a Standard Threshold Shift (STS) occurs and when to record it on the 300 log, noise training requirements, noise control technologies, and how to select proper hearing protection. Participants will have “hands-on” opportunities to use noise dosimeters/sound level meters and calibrators and assess noise levels associated with actual noise sources. Virtual classroom with an in-person instructor. This training format can be taken from the office, home, or remotely.

Agenda of the seminar

  • Explain the requirements of MIOSHA’s Part 380 – Occupational Noise Exposure Standard.
  • Conduct “hands-on” noise monitoring using noise dosimeters wIth actual noise sources.
  • Describe what a Standard Threshold Shift (STS) is and when it must be recorded on MIOSHA Injury and Illness Logs.
  • Determine how to select and use appropriate hearing protection.

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: May 26, 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 May 18, 2021, Please register early.
Contact: Pauline Schwanitz, (810) 989-5793 or peschwanitz@sc4.edu.
Register online: sc4.edu/miosha-parts-380
Course Number: Course Number ZPCS 262 01