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Miller Canfield Attorneys Lead Seminar on Workplace Safety

October 16, 2006

Miller Canfield workplace health and safety attorneys, Douglas W. Crim and Diane K. Phelps, in conjunction with Michigan Chamber Services, will present “Workplace Safety Training: Top MIOSHA Topics,” on October 24 at the Michigan Chamber in Lansing; October 25 at the Airport Hilton in Grand Rapids; and October 26 at the Wyndham Garden Hotel in Novi. The seminar will run 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at all locations.

Employers will learn key work practices and procedures to protect employees and themselves. Topics to be discussed include hazard communication and recognition, confined space, lockout/tagout, job safety analysis, and safety recordkeeping. MIOSHA-specific elements will be addressed for each topic.

Presenters Crim and Phelps, of Miller Canfield’s Lansing office, have extensive experience in the areas of OSHA/MIOSHA. Crim defends employers against safety violations, civil litigation and criminal prosecution relating to workplace accidents, as well as assists with compliance audits and develops compliance programs. Phelps counsels employers on compliance and litigation matters. She worked for MIOSHA for 28 years where her responsibilities included training MIOSHA compliance officers and consulting with department officials on complex citations involving large monetary penalties or possible criminal prosecution.

Cost to attend the seminar is $270 for Michigan Chamber members; $295 for non-members. Group discounts are available. Register online at or call 1.800.748.0344. Directions will be provided upon registering.

This program is approved for five recertification credit hours toward PHR and SPHR recertification through the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI), as well as one credit toward the Basic or Advanced Safety Compliance Certification Program of the Michigan Chamber of Commerce.

The 350-attorney law firm of Miller, Canfield, Paddock and Stone, P.L.C. was established in Detroit in 1852 and has offices in Ann Arbor, Detroit, Grand Rapids, Howell, Kalamazoo, Lansing, Monroe, Saginaw, and Troy, Michigan. Other offices are located in New York City, Naples and Pensacola, Florida, Windsor, Ontario, and in Gdynia, Warsaw, and Wroclaw, Poland.