Update on MIOSHA Emergency Rules – June 22, 2021

(June 22, 2021 10:10 AM) the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) filed COVID-19 emergency rules to align with Federal OSHA’s Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS). The updated rules are effective today and set to expire Dec. 22, 2021. The rules rescind the emergency rules issued on May 24, 2021.


Update on MIOSHA Emergency Rules And Draft Permanent Rules

Gov. Whitmer announced updates to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) emergency rules. Under an amended set of emergency rules, MIOSHA will remove the requirement that employers create a, “Policy prohibiting in-person work for employees to the extent that their work activities can feasibly be completed remotely.”MIOSHA has also updated other aspects of the emergency rules to reflect recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), which will take effect May 24 and expire on Oct. 14.

Learn more about the changes in the rules during an upcoming webinar hosted by Michigan COVID-19 Workplace Safety Director Sean Egan.

Join the May 25 event at 2:30 p.m. to get your questions answered about the updated rules.

The draft permanent rules have been withdrawn and the May 26 public hearing has been canceled.