LARA News Link 1/10/2013


Uploaded by michiganLARA on 11.01.2013

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NIRVA: WELCOME TO THE LARA NEWS LINK, BROUGHT TO YOU
BY THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING & REGULATORY
AFFAIRS. WHERE WE ARE ALWAYS CUSTOMER DRIVEN AND
BUSINESS MINDED. I'M NIRVA CIVILUS, YOUR HOST FOR
THIS EDITION. THE EMERGENCY UNEMPLOYMENT
COMPENSATION PROGRAM - OR EUC - WHICH WAS SCHEDULED
TO END IN 2012, HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH THE END
OF 2013. EUC IS A FEDERALLY FUNDED PROGRAM
THAT PROVIDES UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS TO PEOPLE WHO
HAVE EXHAUSTED THEIR REGULAR STATE
BENEFITS.UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE AGENCY CHIEF
OPERATING OFFICER SHAUN THOMAS PROVIDES MORE
DETAILS... SHAUN: THE EUC PROGRAM WAS SCHEDULED TO
END AT THE END OF DECEMBER OF 2012. FEDERAL
LEGISLATION EXTENDED THE EUC PROGRAM THROUGH
DECEMBER OF 2013. CLAIMANTS WHO HAVE REMAINING WEEKS
SHOULD JUST CONTINUE TO CALL AT THEIR REGULARILY
SCHEDULED TIME TO MARVIN, OR IF THEY DO IT ON THE
INTERNET, DO THE SAME THING ON THE INTERNET.
THEY DON'T HAVE TO COME IN. THERE'S NOTHING THAT
HAS TO BE DONE. WHEN THEY CALL, THE NEXT 2 WEEKS
WILL BE PAID, AND THEY'LL CONTINUE TO RECEIVE THE
BALANCE OF THEIR PAYMENTS. WHEN INDIVIDUALS EXHAUST
THEIR REGULAR, STATE UNEPLOYMENT CLAIM, WE SEND
INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO FILE. AND THE INSTRUCTIONS
TELL THEM TO GO TO OUR WEBSITE. AND THERE'S A WEB
APPLICATION TO FILE THE EUC CLAIM. IF PEOPLE HAVE
QUESTIONS ABOUT THE EUC PROGRAM, THEY CAN CALL US AT
1-866-500-0017. THEY CAN ALSO GO TO OUR WEBSITE -
MICHIGAN.GOV/UIA - OR VISIT US AT ONE OF OUR
PROBLEM RESOLUTION OFFICES. LOCATIONS ARE ON
OUR WEBSITE AS WELL. NIRVA: FOR MORE
INFORMATION ABOUT EUC, VISIT THE UIA WEBSITE AT
MICHIGAN.GOV/UIA.THE MICHIGAN OCCUPATIONAL
SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION - MIOSHA -
AND THE HEALTH CARE ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN
HAVE SIGNED A FORMAL ALLIANCE TO PROTECT THE
SAFETY AND HEALTH OF MICHIGAN'S LONG-TERM CARE
WORKERS.THE ALLIANCE PROVIDES A WORKING
RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE GROUPS AND WILL HELP
PREVENT INJURIES AND ILLNESSES IN SKILLED
NURSING CENTERS AND ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES
THROUGHOUT MICHIGAN. THROUGH PARTICIPATION AND
SUPPORT OF THIS ALLIANCE, THE HEALTH CARE
ASSOCIATION OF MICHIGAN AND ITS AFFILIATES WILL
PROMOTE A "WORKPLACE FREE OF RECOGNIZABLE HAZARDS"
WITHIN THE LONG-TERM CARE INDUSTRY, WHILE IMPROVING
KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING OF THE
FUNDAMENTAL REQUIREMENTS ESTABLISHED BY MIOSHA.
THE MIOSHA PROGRAM IS DEDICATED TO WORKING WITH
EMPLOYERS TO FIND INNOVATIVE WAYS TO ENHANCE
WORKPLACE SAFETY AND HEALTH. THROUGH ALLIANCES,
MIOSHA CAN OFFER EMPLOYERS A VOLUNTARY, COOPERATIVE
RELATIONSHIP TO ELIMINATE SERIOUS HAZARDS AND
ACHIEVE A HIGH LEVEL OF SAFETY AND HEALTH.FOR MORE
INFORMATION ABOUT FORMING AN ALLIANCE OR PARTNERSHIP
WITH MIOSHA, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE AT
MICHIGAN.GOV/MIOSHA OR CONTACT THE CONSULTATION
EDUCATION AND TRAINING DIVISION AT
(517) 322-1809. THE MICHIGAN DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING
AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS IS ENCOURAGING MICHIGAN
RESIDENTS TO PLAY SAFE ON THE SLOPES THIS SKI SEASON
BY PAYING EXTRA ATTENTION TO SKI AREA RULES AND
WEARING THE PROPER EQUIPMENT. WITH 50 SKI
AREAS, MICHIGAN HAS THE SECOND MOST SKI AREAS IN
THE U.S., WHICH REFLECTS JUST HOW POPULAR OUR STATE
IS WITH THE NATION'S SKIERS, BOARDERS AND
TUBERS. IT'S SO POPULAR THAT THE MICHIGAN
SNOWSPORTS INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION ESTIMATED THAT
2.4 MILLION SKIERS HIT MICHIGAN SLOPES LAST YEAR
ALONE. THEREFORE, SKIERS SHOULD ALWAYS WEAR HELMETS
AND BE PARTICULARLY CAREFUL GETTING ON OR OFF
CHAIRLIFTS, WHICH ACCOUNTED FOR MOST OF THE
EIGHT SKI LIFT-RELATED INJURIES REPORTED LAST
YEAR. THE NEXT MOST FREQUENT INJURIES WERE THE
RESULT OF FALLS FROM CHAIRLIFTS. SINCE MOST
ACCIDENTS ARE THE RESULT OF RIDER ERROR RATHER THAN
MECHANICAL FAILURE IT'S IMPORTANT FOR PEOPLE TO
FOLLOW SIMPLE COMMON SENSE SAFETY REQUIREMENTS TO
PROTECT THEMSELVES AND THE SAFETY OF THOSE AROUND
THEM. FOR MORE INFORMATION ON MICHIGAN SKI AREA
SAFETY REGULATIONS, RULES, AND SAFETY TIPS; VISIT THE
LARA BUREAU OF COMMERCIAL SERVICES WEBSITE AT
MICHIGAN.GOV.BCS. AND THAT CONCLUDES THIS
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