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Miller Canfield Attorneys Discuss MIOSHA Compliance

October 16, 2006

Miller Canfield workplace health and safety attorney, Douglas W. Crim, in conjunction with the Michigan Manufacturers Association, will present “MIOSHA Compliance,” on October 31 from 9:00 a.m. to noon at U.S. Steel/Great Lakes Works in Ecorse (4425 W. Jefferson Ave.). Crim and Phelps will give an overview of the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act and its application to Michigan employers.

HR managers, health and safety professionals and other management responsible for workplace safety and health will learn how to prepare for and what to expect during a MIOSHA inspection. Presenters will also discuss high-profile penalty and criminal cases to provide insight into the MIOSHA appeals process.

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 $85 for Michigan Manufacturers Association members; $175 for non-members. A tour of U.S. Steel/Great Lakes Works will be from 8:15-8:45 a.m. Register with LeAnn Hicks at 1.800.253.9039 x557.

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.