Michigan Recordkeeping - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Michigan Recordkeeping - General: What you need to know

Comparison: State vs. Federal

Michigan is a “state plan” state; that is, it has a federally approved occupational safety and health regulatory program that covers both private and public sector (state and local government) workplaces. Workplace safety and health recordkeeping requirements in Michigan mirror the federal requirements, and the state has adopted recordkeeping requirements for bloodborne pathogen medical records and certain types of cranes and slings that are stricter than federal rules. Employers may use either the state’s forms for recording or reporting injuries and illnesses or the federal forms. See TABLE 1 for safety recordkeeping requirements.

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See TABLE 2 for hazardous materials transportation recordkeeping requirements.

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) enforces worker safety and health provisions. The Michigan Department of State Police (DSP) enforces the hazardous materials transportation regulations as they apply to motor carriers.

See the national section RECORDKEEPING for more information.

State Requirements
TABLE 1: SAFETY REQUIREMENTS
CITATION/ DESCRIPTION RECORDS RETENTION
Medical records—Bloodborne pathogensMichigan Administrative Code (MAC) r. 325.70015 Medical records related to occupational bloodborne pathogen exposures must include a copy of the medical history and all results of physical examinations, medical tests, and follow-up procedures as they relate to each employee's ability to wear personal protective equipment and receive vaccinations. Same as federal
Cranes--Crawler, locomotive, and truckMAC r. 408.11951 Maintain records of semiannual inspections of hydraulic relief pressure valves. None specified
SlingsMAC r. 408.14945 Record the date and nature of ...

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