MIOSHA Standards (Michigan OSHA)
The Occupational Health and Safety Act presents standards of safety to be followed by employers. The Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) enforces these rules.
OSHA allows States that elect to enforce their own occupational safety and health Standards to do so, provided that the State Standards equal or exceed the OSHA Standards in effectiveness.
Michigan elects to enforce its own program under the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA).
MIOSHA Standards are divided into four subheadings:
Administrative Rules For All Industries; General Industry; Construction; and Agricultural Operations. General Industry, and Construction are subdivided into Safety Standards and (Occupational) Health Standards
To view the standards, click on the links following each subheading.
Administrative Rules For All Industries: http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-11407_15368_23453---,00.html
General Industry: http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-11407_15368_23451---,00.html
Agricultural Operations: http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-11407_15368_23455---,00.html
As the name suggests, Administrative Rules apply to all industries regardless of operations. They include items such as record keeping (injury and illness), penalties, and administrative processes. These will affect your operations.
General Industry Standards (see the link above) apply to operations other than construction and agriculture. These Standards will apply to your ReStore, distribution, warehousing, workshop, and clerical staff. The applicable Health Standards follow this list.
Construction Standards (see the link above) apply to your site build operations. The applicable Health Standards follow this list also.
MIOSHA Safety Resources
MIOSHA has a number of resources available to the public to help clarify what is required of employers and workers on the job site. Contacting the MIOSHA web site will reveal numerous resources including a SAMPLE CONSTRUCTION SAFETY PROGRAM http://www.michigan.gov/documents/CIS_WSH_sp02_77890_7.doc. The sample program can be used as a stepping-off point to developing the formal safety program for your affiliate.
To strengthen your affiliate's health and safety awareness programs, you can request consultative assistance by inviting the Consultative Education & Training Division of MIOSHA to your office or work site http://www.michigan.gov/dleg/0,1607,7-154-11407_15317_44133---,00.html. The service is free, and subject to availability of the consultant in your area of the State. Your voluntary action will not subject you to immediate citation however, serious deficiencies that are identified will need to be remedied within a prescribed time limit to avoid fines.
Many Worker’s Compensation Insurance partners, including Lockton, can be queried for the Loss Control and Safety services they provide. Insurance carriers usually staff in-house safety experts to assist you in program development. Follow this link for resources on my.habitat: http://my.habitat.org/TrainingResources/Lists/US/DispForm.aspx?
Habitat for Humanity International
A wide variety of other safety related materials including safety programs, safety training exercises, and presentations are available through the Habitat for Humanity International web site http://my.habitat.org