The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has awarded $870,000 in training grants to 20 nonprofit organizations to support worker safety and health across the state.

While none of the twenty grantees are in the immediate Southwest Michigan region, some are related to major institution.

"The training grants have a strong track record of increasing safety awareness in the workplace and continues to further MIOSHA’s commitment to enhancing safety and health training and work practices that result in fewer injuries, illnesses and fatalities on worksites." - Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity

With the grant money, the AFL-CIO of Michigan will deliver safety and health training in the manufacturing, healthcare and construction industries with the focus on basic principles of workplace safety and health, identifying and remediating hazards in the workplace and avoiding work-related accidents.

Emergency Services Rescue Training will be doing classroom and field trainings for first responders regarding farm emergencies.

"University of Michigan Center for Ergonomics will provide ergonomics training and technical assistance to small and medium sized Michigan companies. Specifically, they will provide customized on-site introductory ergonomics training seminars using an interactive teaching technology, ergonomics technical assistance, case study video clips (case studies showcasing ergonomic analyses are available on the YouTube Channel, C4E TV), guidance for safety and ergonomic program development, scholarships to attend an open enrollment introductory ergonomics course, and documentation of workplace changes and development of ergonomics/safety and health programs." - Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity