Bloomberg Law
Oct. 15, 2020, 5:35 PM

Michigan OSHA Issues Emergency Covid-19 Worker Safety Rules

Fatima Hussein
Fatima Hussein
Legal Reporter

Michigan businesses must assess Covid-19 exposure risks for employees, create a virus response plan, and establish workplace cleaning and training procedures under state emergency safety rules that took effect Wednesday.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration rules—some of which mirror provisions in Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s (D) pandemic executive orders that the Michigan Supreme Court struck down earlier this month—will remain in effect for six months.

“Because of the Michigan Supreme Court decision, we were asked by business associations and unions to create a more formal and understandable framework,” Sean Egan, MIOSHA’s director of Covid-19 workplace safety and ...

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