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Michigan extends emergency COVID-19 rule to mid-October

Recent surge in cases leads to extension of emergency rule

Posted April 16, 2021

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has extended its emergency COVID-19 rule due to the recent surge of cases across the state. The rule has been extended until October 14, but can be modified or withdrawn at any time in response to changes in COVID-19 spread.

Under the emergency rule, businesses that resume in-person work must, among other things, have a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan and provide thorough training to their employees that covers, at a minimum:

  • workplace infection-control practices,
  • proper use of personal protective equipment (PPE),
  • steps workers must take to notify the business or operation of any symptoms of COVID-19 or a suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19, and
  • how to report unsafe working conditions.

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

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