Protecting Michigan Workers

Michigan Occupational Safety and Health

The State has declared that the safety, health and general welfare of employees are primary public policy concerns. Since 1975, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act has required Michigan employers to provide each employee a safe and healthful work environment free of recognized hazards. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MiOSHA) endeavors to protect Michigan’s workers through the fair enforcement of safety standards and rules, as well as through outreach training. 

Workers who believe that a health or safety hazard exists may contact the appropriate MiOSHA Division – either Construction Safety & Health or General Industry Safety & Health – to submit a complaint or other assistance. These Divisions may be reached at:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Construction Safety and Health Division
P.O. Box 30645
Lansing, MI 48909
517-284-7680
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration

General Industry Safety and Health Division
P.O. Box 30644
Lansing, MI 48909
517-284-7750

A worker who submits a complaint regarding a potential health or safety hazard can choose to keep his or her identity confidential by indicating on the MiOSHA complaint form.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act specifically prohibits an employer from discharging or discriminating against an employee who makes a safety-related complaint to MiOSHA. 

The complaint must be filed within 30 days of the date of the alleged occurrence. A worker can contact or file a complaint concerning these issues at MiOSHA’s Detroit, Michigan, office:

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Employee Discrimination Section
Cadillac Place
3026 W. Grand Blvd., Ste 9-450
Detroit, MI 48202
313-456-3109