Michigan Employers Take Part in Vulnerable Worker Forum

An advisory council to the Michigan Department of Labor & Economic Growth (which is Michigan OSHA's parent agency) held a Vulnerable Worker Forum on March 7 at a center on the campus of Wayne County Community College. "Employers in southeast Michigan left their real-world identities behind and tried to make ends meet as low wage workers," the department explained, saying this "modified poverty simulation was used to jumpstart employer awareness of the struggles that most vulnerable workers -- hourly and entry level staff -- face and whose difficulties with poverty often impact their employment success."

The Council for Labor & Economic Growth and the CLEG Low Wage Worker Advancement Committee hosted the event in partnership with the Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce and CVS Pharmacy. It included an employer-led roundtable about actions employers can take to connect low-income employees to support services in an effort to decrease turnover, provide opportunities for advancement, and improve long-term workforce stability.

CLEG is a board of leaders from business, education, and labor; services; and state and local officials. The council also advises the state's governor and is charged with continuous improvement of a statewide workforce investment system. "A growing number of employers are developing strategies to proactively help their frontline workers keep their jobs, advance in the workforce, and achieve economic security," said Andy Levin, DLEG's deputy director. "Employers who invest in their workers and view them as assets are achieving greater success in worker retention, productivity, and the company bottom line."

Download Center

HTML - No Current Item Deck
  • Free Safety Management Software Demo

    IndustrySafe Safety Management Software helps organizations to improve safety by providing a comprehensive toolset of software modules to help businesses identify trouble spots; reduce claims, lost days, OSHA fines; and more.

  • Complete Online Safety Training Courses

    Deliver state-of-the art, online safety training courses to your organization with IndustrySafe Training Management Software. Generate reports to track training compliance and automatically notify learners of upcoming or overdue classes.

  • Easy to Use Safety Inspection App

    Conduct inspections on the go with IndustrySafe’s mobile app. Complete safety audits at job sites and remote locations—with or without web access.

  • Track Key Safety Performance Indicators

    IndustrySafe’s Dashboard Module allows organizations to easily track safety KPIs and metrics. Gain increased visibility into your business’ operations and safety data.

  • Analyze Incident Data and Maintain OSHA Compliance

    Collect relevant incident data, analyze trends, and generate accurate regulatory reports, including OSHA 300, 300A, and 301 logs, through IndustrySafe’s extensive incident reporting and investigation module.

  • Industry Safe
comments powered by Disqus