MIOSHA to begin formal rulemaking process for permanent COVID-19 rule

Emergency rules expire April 14

Posted March 26, 2021

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) will soon begin the formal rulemaking process for a COVID-19 workplace safety standard to replace its emergency rules, which expire April 14. The emergency rules may be extended for an additional six months, at which time formal rules would need to be implemented.

MIOSHA has submitted a Request for Rulemaking to the Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules. As part of the rulemaking process, the agency has established a standards advisory committee that will work with MIOSHA over the next several weeks to review and advise on a draft rule.

This article was written by Rachel Krubsack of J. J. Keller & Associates, Inc.

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