BX Summer Safety & Networking Series

Join industry expert Tammy K. Clark at the Builders Exchange of Michigan for in depth instruction on safety regulations for your job site!

All seminars will be held in the RVC Offices Conference Room located at:

678 Front Ave Ste 212

Grand Rapids, MI 49504


Bring your questions! Pizza & beer will be provided!*

Register here!


Seminar 1 – June 5, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45

Trenching & Excavations: National Emphasis Program 2019

This seminar will highlight the requirements of MIOSHA Excavation, Trenching & Shoring Standard, along with the specifics of the 2019 National Emphasis Program that requires OSHA and MIOSHA Inspectors to focus on excavations. 


Seminar 2 – July 2, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45

How to Handle a MIOSHA Inspection: What Management Must Understand About the Inspection Process, Company Rights, Employee Rights, and Inspector Protocol

This educational seminar is designed to educate anyone responsible for site safety and supervision on how to handle an OSHA/MIOSHA inspection in the best interest of their Company. Understanding an inspector’s required protocol and your rights is critical to a successful inspection outcome! Topics covered will include:

  • An introduction to the regulatory environment
  • The Inspector’s Field Manual and required inspector’s protocol
  • The employers’ rights; the employees’ rights
  • What to say; what not to say during an inspection
  • What to do; what not to do during an inspection
  • What to do if you receive a citation that you disagree with


Seminar 3 -August 13, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45

Demolition Requirements: OSHA/MIOSHA/EPA/EGLE (formerly DEQ)

This seminar focuses on the legal requirements for controlling contractors and subcontractors involved with demolition work on commercial construction projects. Topics will include:
  • Legal requirements that apply to demolition activities on commercial construction projects and the many different legal entities involved with overseeing the activities surrounding demolition, not just OSHA/MIOSHA.
  • Environment hazards released during demolition activities regulated by the EPA/EGLE, and the specific measures contractors must take before certain types of demolition work may begin.
  • The difference between NESHAPS and MIOSHA requirements in regulating asbestos during pre-demolition and testing in the State of Michigan.
  • Legally-required documents that must be posted onsite during demolition work, from the pre-demolition survey to actual demolition plans – including means and methods, sequencing, etc.


Seminar 4 – September 10, 2019 | 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Members: $35 | Non-Members: $45

Ch-Ch-Changes! MIOSHA Construction Standards Updates 2019

“Ch-Ch-Changes” is the name of the game for the regulatory environment in 2019! The last meeting in our Summer Safety & Networking Series is focused on the updates that have occurred this year within MIOSHA. This agency has been busy rewriting many of their standards, yet many of the new standards have been released with no warning or notice! So what is the industry left to do? Educate themselves. This is the goal of the final seminar; education designed to provide necessary information for business operations.


*Two drink tickets per attendee