Many of the regulations and standards that impact the heavy construction industry have been updated over the last few years. This prompted MITA to scrap the old and develop the new! MITA’s new health and safety program consists of all the core industry requirements needed to get up and running on a construction site. Some areas that you should pay close attention to are the relatively new confined space area of the program and crystalline silica. The first thing a MIOSHA Safety Officer will ask for during an inspection is a copy of your safety program also remember, employees should know where the program is located on site and have access to it. Big is not always better when it comes to these programs, what counts is following the principles set forth in the program. So, if you’re struggling for tailgate or toolbox huddle ideas why not use various pages from your new program? Having an up to date and current safety program, reinforced with the proper training from MITA can increase company safety and lower the likelihood of injuries. MITA will be making a pick-up proof version of the program available for the field in the very near future, for now, please feel free to download or print this version.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Matt McClintick, MITA’s Director of Safety & Compliance, at firstname.lastname@example.org or all the MITA office at 517-347-8336.