Labor and Economic Opportunity
Barton G. Pickelman, CIH, Director
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA)
Bart Pickelman was appointed Deputy Director of MIOSHA, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, on September 4, 2011, and Director on October 5, 2016. The MIOSHA program is committed to reducing fatalities, injuries and illnesses and ensuring a safe and healthy workplace for all employees.
In this position, he administers and oversees all aspects of the MIOSHA program, which includes occupational safety and health compliance in general industry and construction, and the outreach activities of the Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division. He is also responsible for implementing MIOSHA Strategic Plan goals related to safety and health enforcement and outreach activities.
MIOSHA, working together with committed employers and employees, has been and will continue to be a leader in workplace safety and health. National research shows that a strong safety and health management system can generate significant economic benefits for a business while at the same time providing a safe and healthy workplace for employees.
Mr. Pickelman is a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) with more than 28 years of experience in occupational safety and health in both the private and public sectors. His previous MIOSHA experience includes serving as Safety and Health Manager, Ergonomic Specialist, and Compliance Officer for the General Industry Safety and Health Division (GISHD). Bart has demonstrated strong leadership through his oversight and administration of the MIOSHA program, its more than 200 employees and various program areas including safety and health enforcement and consultation, and Radiation Safety. Bart has a true passion for the MIOSHA mission of helping protect the safety and health of Michigan workers.