MIOSHA Lifts Mask Requirements for Vaccinated Workers

Governor Whitmer announced updates to the COVID-19 emergency orders today. Most notably employers are no longer required to mandate masks for fully vaccinated workers, and MIOSHA has removed the requirement that employers must create a “policy prohibiting in-person work for employees to the extent that their work activities can feasibly be completed remotely.”

MITA informed members last week that MIOSHA has also stopped moving forward with the creation of permanent COVID-19 rules, and the public hearing scheduled for Wednesday, May 26 has been canceled.

The updated emergency standard can be found here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/leo/MIOSHA_COVID_Emergency_Rules_726100_7.pdf

If you have any questions, please contact Rob Coppersmith, Vice President of Member Services, at robcoppersmith@thinkmita.org or Greg Brooks, Director of Safety and Compliance gregbrooks@thinkmita.org. They both can also be reached at 517-347-8336.