Michigan is one of 21 states operating an approved occupational safety and health program. This program is operated by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration .
An important feature of the Michigan State Plan is that MIOSHA rules apply not only to the private sector, but also to the public sector. This makes MIOSHA along with the other State Plans, unique when compared with federal OSHA; because in those states where the federal government has authority, occupational safety and health rules do not apply to public agencies. This concept has been present in MIOSHA since its enactment in 1974.
Occupational Safety and Health Regulations
State Consultation Program
Michigan employers may request a voluntary MIOSHA inspection of their workplace (full or partial) without the attachment of fines or penalties. These on-site consultations are conducted by occupational safety consultants or industrial hygienists in the CET on-site consultation section. Employers must agree, prior to the start of this inspection, to correct all serious violations found during the voluntary inspection.
- State Agency Points of Contact
- Federal OSHA Resources for the Construction Industry
Construction Safety Standards Commission - The mission of the construction safety standards commission is to provide the leadership and vision necessary to ensure a safe work environment for the Michigan construction community. The commission involves employees and employers in the development of safety standards as it endeavors to continually examine and improve those standards for purpose, clarity, applicability, enforceability, and cost effectiveness.
- Interlinked Information on State Plan Standards and Policies/Directives. An OSHA system for displaying the State Plans' responses to Federal standards and directives issued after May 2006.
- Hospital e-Tool. Interactive, web-based training tools on occupational safety and health topics.
- OSHA Assistance for the Residential Construction Industry. This page is maintained as a product of the Alliance between OSHA and National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
- National Association for Surface Finishing (NASF) OSHA Alliance. OSHA and NASF will work together to provide NASF members and others in the metal surface finishing industry with information, guidance, and access to training resources that will help protect employees' health and safety.
- Inspection Procedures for the Chromium (VI) Standards (Directive number: CPL 02-02-074). The purpose of this Instruction is to provide guidelines and establish uniform inspection and compliance procedures for the occupational exposure standards for hexavalent chromium published in the Federal Register, February 28, 2006, and effective May 30, 2006. Field Operations Manual (January 2009). State status of adoption.