Safety and Health
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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.