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HealthPlus names Senior Director of Administrative Services

FLINT TWP. — HealthPlus of Michigan has announced that Robert W. Lincoln, Jr. has been named senior director of administrative services for the company. In this role he will lead HealthPlus’ human resources, compliance, and legal departments.

“Rob brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in human resource management to HealthPlus,” said HealthPlus President and CEO Bruce Hill. “I am pleased to welcome him to the HealthPlus management team.”

Lincoln most recently served as senior vice president of global human resources for Manpower, Inc. in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He earned a juris doctor degree from the University of Houston. He also earned a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in psychology and counseling, respectively, from Michigan State University, and is certified by the Society of Human Resources Management as a Senior Professional in Human Resources. — G.G.

MIOSHA reminds employers to post job-related injuries and illnesses

LANSING — Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) Director Doug Kalinowski reminds Michigan employers they are required to post the total number of job-related injuries and illnesses that occurred in 2010.

Employers must post the MIOSHA Form 300A (Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) for three months, from Feb. 1 to April 30, 2011. The form is available online.

One of the most important components to an employer’s total safety and health effort is accurate recordkeeping. Here’s why:

 Conscientious and detailed records can provide employers with a clear picture of their work environment, and can help prevent work-related injuries and illnesses in the future.

 Injury and illness data can help identify problem areas. The more you know, the better you can identify and correct hazardous workplace conditions.

 Employers can better administer company safety and health programs with accurate records.

 As employee awareness about injuries, illnesses, and hazards in the workplace increases, workers are more likely to follow safe work practices and report workplace hazards.

MIOSHA requires most Michigan employers with 11 or more employees to log and maintain records of work-related injuries and illnesses, and to make those records available during MIOSHA inspections of the workplace.

Companies with no injuries and illnesses during the previous year are still required to post the MIOSHA Form 300A with zeros entered on the total line. A company executive must certify that the totals are correct and sign the form, which is then displayed wherever notices to employees are usually posted.

Employers with 10 or fewer employees and employers in certain industry groups (retail trade, finance, insurance and real estate, and certain services industries) are normally exempt from the MIOSHA recordkeeping and posting requirements. These exemptions do not exclude any employer from coverage by MIOSHA or from compliance with all applicable safety and health standards.

Details: Call 517-322-1809, or go to www.michigan. gov/ cet. — G.G.

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