The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA), Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC), and the Lansing Safety Council have been working together for the past year to bring a new interactive CD-ROM to manufacturing companies around the state. The program includes about ten hours worth of information designed to prevent on the job injuries.
In 2004 there were about 190,000 workplace injuries and just last year there were 37 people killed while at work. Director of MIOSHA, Douglas Kalinowski says it's important to educate employees.
"It gives employers the ability to train their own people at their own pace for the general awareness of workman safety. We're talking about locking down equipment, the use of personal protective equipment like the use of respirators. All these types of things are included on the CD."
The free CD-ROMs are being given away to around 30,000 Michigan companies. But any business is able to get them. If you'd like a copy, contact MIOSHA at 517-322-1809.