Governing Law and Regulations
Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)
See ADDRESSES & CONTACTS for addresses and telephone numbers.
See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. Michigan is a "state plan" state, which means it has its own safety and health regulatory program that has received federal approval. Michigan adopted many of the federal safety and health standards by reference and has added several state-specific requirements for general industry workplaces that are stricter than federal requirements for bloodborne pathogens, electrical safety, first aid in construction, hazard communication, machine guarding, material handling (including forklifts), and permissible exposure limits (PELs) for certain air contaminants. See the state section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD for more information about worker right-to-know requirements.
• Administration and enforcement. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health standards in all private and public sector workplaces.
Michigan Compiled Laws 408.1005
In addition to private sector (private businesses and nonprofit organizations) employers as defined under federal and state law, public ...