MIOSHA Clarifies Rules for Employers

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) issued emergency rules on Wednesday to clarify workplace safety requirements for employers.

MIOSHA’s Emergency Rules implement workplace safeguards for all Michigan businesses and specific requirements for industries, including manufacturing,  construction, retail, health care, exercise facilities, restaurants and bars.

The rules will be in effect for the next six months for the purpose of helping employers, “control, prevent, and mitigate the spread of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) among employees”.

According to the ruling, employers must maintain a record of employee training on COVID-19 protocols, the daily screening protocols for each employee or visitor entering the workplace, and a record of required notifications if they provide in-home services. They must also maintain and keep the records for 1 year.

A full document of the ruling is available <HERE>.

Reporting for WGRT – Jessie Wiegand