MIOSHA Invites Employers and Workers to Share a Cup of Coffee and Learn about the Benefits of Workplace Safety and Health

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August 6, 2010 – The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) is celebrating its 35th anniversary during 2010.  The agency uses milestone anniversary years to promote the benefits of workplace safety and health in protecting workers and improving the business bottom line.  The MIOSHA program is part of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth (DELEG).


On August 16th, from 8:00 – 10:00 a.m., MIOSHA is sponsoring 35 “Coffee with MIOSHA” events across the state to reach new audiences to help “Connect MIOSHA to Industry.”  MIOSHA is partnering with BIGGBY COFFEE to sponsor events at 25 BIGGBY COFFEE shops throughout Michigan, and is also holding 10 events at independent shops.  Approximately 85 MIOSHA staff will participate in these events.


“Recently we’ve seen several dramatic examples that the costs of reacting to workplace incidents far exceed the costs of preventing them,” said MIOSHA Director Doug Kalinowski.  “This unique partnership with BIGGBY COFFEE offers their customers the opportunity to share a cup of coffee with MIOSHA staff and learn the benefits of workplace safety and health.”


The “Coffee with MIOSHA” events will provide an informal opportunity for employers and workers to meet with MIOSHA representatives (consultative and enforcement) to ask questions, obtain information on program services and resources, learn about MIOSHA Training Institute (MTI) opportunities, and establish rapport.  Most locations will include a MIOSHA representative from general industry safety, construction safety, and an industrial hygienist.


MIOSHA was created by Public Act 154 of 1974 and became effective in 1975.  For more information about the MIOSHA program, visit our website at: www.michigan.gov/miosha, or contact the Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division at 517.322.1809.


BIGGBY COFFEE was established in a single store in East Lansing in 1995, and is celebrating its 15th anniversary this year as well.  The “Big Orange ‘B’” caught on, and today BIGGBY COFFEE has 108 stores across six states.  Every BIGGBY COFFEE café is locally owned and operated; there are no corporate stores.  The people behind the counter are people from your communities, and the dollars generated stay in your communities.  For more information, visit www.biggby.com.


BIGGBY COFFEE Shop Locations

1251 N. Main St.


4814 Lake Michigan Dr., Suite 500

Ann Arbor

3354 Washtenaw St.

Auburn Hills

2795 University

Big Rapids

840 S. State St.


857 E. Chicago St.


1004 W. Main St.

Grand Rapids

2289 E Beltline NE

Grand Rapids

4750 Cascade Road SE

Grosse Pointe Farms

18480 Mack Ave.


1275 Lawson Dr.


2331 S. State Rd.


1025 N. Wisner St.


3216 Stadium Dr.


2250 Lake Lansing Rd.


1429 W. Saginaw


33328 Plymouth Rd.


1110 W. Michigan Ave.

Mt. Pleasant

4445 E. Blue Grass Rd.


3295 Henry St.


43346 Grand River Ave.


26185 Evergreen Rd.

South Lyon

22729 Pontiac Trail


8771 Hall Road


37644 Ford Rd.



Independent Coffee Shop Locations

Bay City


810 Saginaw St.

Benton Harbor

The Phoenix

124 Water Street


Donna’s Donuts

1135 W. Bristol Rd.


Wahlstom’s Restaurant

5043 US Hwy. 41 South


Coffee Chaos

6201 Jefferson Ave.


Café Classics 

29 S Monroe Street

Port Huron

The Coffee Harbor

51 Water Street

Rapid River

Cuppa Jo Java

10556 Pine St.


Dawn of a New Day

210 S. Washington Ave.

Traverse City

Seattle’s Best Café

(at Borders Books and Music)

2612 Crossings Circle


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Original article: http://michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-10573_11472-241810–,00.html