Bill to Repeal the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act

Posted by: Hilger Hammond On: 16th June 2011 | no responses.

Hard hat areaIn 1975, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (“MIOSHA”) was born.  Earlier this year, Senator Mark Jansen introduced SB14, a bill to repeal the Michigan Occupational Safety in favor of a federal OSHA program.  The bill is intended to save the state of Michigan money by relying on federal OSHA regulation.  However, opponents to the bill argue that a federally regulated OSHA program would not protect many workers and would lead to the decrease of jobsite safety in Michigan.  Currently, the bill is before the Senate 


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