New Online Penalty Reduction Agreement (PRA)

  • Formerly Known As Informal Settlement Agreement (ISA)

WHAT IS IT?

  • A Penalty Reduction Agreement allows you or your representative(s) to reach a tentative agreement to resolve penalties concerning a MIOSHA Investigation of your establishment.

WHAT IT IS NOT:

    • It is NOT an agreement to change the number of citations issued, the rule cited, the description of violation, the classification, or abatement date.
      IMPORTANT: To request MIOSHA make any of these types of changes to your citations with a penalty reduction, you must file an appeal or petition to modify abatement (PMA).

      For information about how to file an appeal or PMA, click on this link: MIOSHA Enforcement & Appeals Overview Brochure.
       
    • A PRA does NOT stop, extend, or delay the 15-working day appeal period. 
      IMPORTANT: The 15-working day appeal period began to run the date the company received the citation packet in the mail.  A PRA must be submitted and approved by MIOSHA BEFORE 5:00 p.m. on the 15th working day.

      TIP: If your 15-working day period ends in less than 5 days, we recommend you file an appeal to preserve your ability to seek a penalty reduction. For information about how to file an appeal, contact General Industry Safety & Health Division (GISHD) at 517-284-7750, Construction Safety & Health Division (CSHD) at 517-284-7680, or click on this link: MIOSHA Enforcement & Appeals Overview Brochure.

WHO'S ELIGIBLE FOR A PRA?

  • All Investigations except:

    • Investigations resulting from a fatality
    • Investigations containing a willful citation
    • Investigations qualifying for the Severe Violator Enforcement Program (SVEP)
    • Unabated Construction Division Investigations

HOW CAN YOU OBTAIN A PRA?

  • With your citation packet available, click the "Apply" link below and follow these simple steps:

    • Step 1: Take the PRA Eligibility Assessment Tool to determine your eligibility.
    • Step 2: Fill-in the Online PRA Application Tool (available 24/7; requires information contained in the citation package received).
    • Step 3: Read, Sign, and Submit the PRA (pending approval).
    • Step 4: MIOSHA will review the PRA, confirm eligibility and timeliness, and approve eligible PRAs.
    • Step 5: MIOSHA will send an email confirming Approval/Denial of the PRA (three business days). To ensure uninterrupted delivery of PRA system emails, please add MIOSHA-PRA@mihealth.org to your address book.

    APPLY

    Frequently Asked Questions
    or
    Contact the PRA Coordinator
    GISHD: 517-284-7750 or CSHD: 517-284-7680