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Self HelpContact: CET Onsite Consultation Program (517) 322-1809
The primary purpose of the Self-Help Program is to assist employers in conducting their own evaluations of hazardous exposures in their workplaces. This free service provides limited technical industrial hygiene guidance, monitoring and measuring equipment, sample analyses and general information. To get the most benefit from the program, employers must be trained to use the equipment and must be sufficiently familiar with the health hazards.
For example, a loan of noise monitoring equipment to employers in the following categories would be given priority:
This program is intended to assist employers with specific concerns. It is not intended for plant-wide hazard studies, or regular and ongoing inspections. Plant-wide hazard studies and unique situations involving monitoring are best addressed by requesting an onsite consultation visit or obtaining a private consultant.
Requesting Self-Help Services
Once the air and/or noise monitoring is complete, the employer must promptly return the monitoring equipment, any collected samples and paperwork. They can be returned by mail, UPS, or in person. Upon their return, the health consultant will review the collected samples and paperwork for completion and accuracy and submit them to the MIOSHA Occupational Health Laboratory for analyses.
When the analytical results are received from the laboratory, the health consultant will determine the exposures of the monitored employees and will compare them to the applicable MIOSHA exposure limits. This information will be summarized in a brief report to the employer. This service is available to an employer once in a three-year period.
Employee Over Exposure
When a serious hazard is noted, the consultant will notify the employer and discuss hazard control methods and a date for the hazard correction. The consultant will later follow-up with the employer to verify that the hazard has been corrected. Additional Self-Help exposure monitoring may be necessary to verify the correction.
How to Contact Us
CET services include: onsite consultation surveys and compliance assistance; safety and health development programs; training and education services, such as seminars, workshops and special programs; video and publications library; and responses to general MIOSHA or toxicological concerns.
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