ASSE Chapters Renew Alliance With Michigan OSHA

ASSE’s Greater Detroit, Lansing and West Michigan chapters have renewed their formal alliance with Michigan OSHA (MIOSHA) to apply their OSH expertise toward helping protect Michigan workers’ safety and health. The alliance helps develop and disseminate information geared to protecting workers through outreach and communication, and helps reinforce safety as a priority among employers and management.


The alliance was signed by (L to R): MIOSHA Acting Director Bart Pickelman; ASSE West Michigan Chapter President Mingyu Wu; ASSE Lansing Chapter President Robert Kirkby; ASSE Greater Detroit Chapter President Jessica Jannaman; and (not pictured) MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training Division Director Nella Davis-Ray.

“MIOSHA looks forward to continuing its long-standing relationship with ASSE’s Michigan chapters to protect the safety and health of our state’s workers,” says MIOSHA Acting Director Bart Pickelman. “Maintaining this alliance ensures the continued sharing of information and best practices with the common goal of creating safer, healthier workplaces throughout Michigan.”

MIOSHA says its alliances help organizations committed to workplace safety and health to collaborate in preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. Its goals include:

  • Improve communication and cooperation resulting in improved program delivery and understanding.
  • Have chapter member firms directly involved in consultation/hazard surveys offered by MIOSHA consultants.
  • Increase awareness of MIOSHA outreach services.
  • Produce safer, better-trained chapter members and the employees of their respective companies.

“The ASSE Michigan chapters represent hundreds of safety professionals from across the state,” says ASSE Lansing Chapter President Robert Kirkby. “Our alliance with MIOSHA is a very important tool for helping our members support our profession and improve our ability to create safe, healthy and productive work environments.”