Heat Related Illness – State Emphasis Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that between 2015 and 2019, environmental heat resulted in an average of 35 worker fatalities per year nationwide and 2,700 cases with days away from work. However, the actual number of...

The Safety & Health Field Book is Essential!

The first item a MIOSHA Safety Officer generally asks for during an inspection is a copy of your company’s safety and health program. When’s the last time you updated yours? Does it encompass the new confined space rules? Utility locating per Public Act 174? MITA has...

MIOSHA Rescinds COVID Emergency Orders

As of Tuesday June 22, MIOSHA will rescind their Emergency Orders pertaining to COVID-19. There will be no specific orders for the Construction Industry to follow for COVID-19. The only exception will be any construction happening inside a working hospital, at which...

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...