Utility Locate Problems

MITA has been asked to participate in a stakeholder group meeting scheduled by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC) , the state organization in charge of enforcement of Public Act 174 better known as the Miss Dig Act. The MPSC wants to hear directly from...

Do Orange Markings Increase Work Zone Safety?

MDOT recently has tried to improve worker safety by placing orange markings on eastbound I-96 on their Flex Route project between Kent Lake Road and I-275 near metro Detroit. The markings are placed in the beginning crossover shift and the end crossover shift on the...

Heat Related Illness – State Emphasis Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that between 2015 and 2019, environmental heat resulted in an average of 35 worker fatalities per year nationwide and 2,700 cases with days away from work. However, the actual number of...

Toolbox Talk: Saw Kickback

Recently there has been a high number of MIOSHA reportable injuries due to kickbacks while using pipe saws. Almost all of these incidents have resulted in serious injuries, missed time, and MIOSHA citations. Although they have not always been the saw operator’s...

Don’t Forget to Post Your MIOSHA Recordkeeping Forms!

MITA is reminding its members of the MIOSHA reporting requirement to post the MIOSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) from February 1 to April 30, 2022. Below is the link for you to download MIOSHA forms. The forms were developed in...