Labor and Economic Opportunity
WORKPLACE SAFETY GUIDANCE
Gov. Whitmer announced updates to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) emergency rules. Under an amended set of emergency rules, MIOSHA will remove the requirement that employers create a, "Policy prohibiting in-person work for employees to the extent that their work activities can feasibly be completed remotely."
MIOSHA has also updated other aspects of the emergency rules to reflect recent guidance from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Michigan Dept. of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), which will take effect May 24 and expire on Oct. 14.
The entirety of the state of Michigan is currently under the same public health guidance and restrictions, but there may be more restrictive or specific guidelines issued by local governing authorities. Individuals should contact their local health department or check their website for more information.
MI Safe Start Map is an online dashboard that visually illustrates COVID-19 risks and trends in Michigan, providing residents with important information about the pandemic status where they live and work.
In an effort to help reopen businesses safely and re-engage in the economy, the MI Symptoms Web Application is a cost-free way for employers to comply with Executive Order 2020-145 and implement a COVID-19 symptoms screening questionnaire for employees.
Employers who want to register their business for MI Symptoms need to complete this form.