Bay Colleges receives MIOSHA Training Grant for Worker Safety


The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has awarded Bay College a grant to promote worker safety and health across the state for “Safe Cutting and Chainsaw Safety.”  MIOSHA Consultation Education and Training (CET) grants are awarded annually on an open, competitive basis for the development and implementation of safety training and service.

“Working in an industry that uses cutting tools is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States, and Michigan has seen a tree-trimmer fatality rate more than 14 times the state average,” said Renée Lundberg, Manager of Workforce Training at Bay College. “Based on the inherent danger of working with cutting tools and from heights, it is vital that workers be given the proper education and training to work safely, and this grant will allow us to present hands-on training in safe cutting and chainsaw use to prevent and reduce workplace injuries in the forest, landscaping, and tree trimming and clearing industries.”

Bay College has a strong track record of increasing safety awareness in the workplace by offering hands-on safety trainings. Last year alone, Bay College trained over 600 Michigan workers by providing 28 chainsaw safety training courses and presentations (5,500 training hours) across the state. Grant funded safe cutting and chainsaw safety training is available to multiple industries with a focus on landscaping and tree clearing occupations.

To learn more about Safe Cutting and Chainsaw Safety training or to schedule a training, contact Lundberg by phone at 906-217-4224 or Email.