State’s plan to reopen Michigan brings hope to struggling businesses
“We can all throw some burgers on the grill, catch a Tigers game and hit the lake with our friends. We can enjoy our Michigan summer,” said Willpower Fitness Group owner William McCray. “I’m happy, I’m ecstatic and I think we’re moving in the right direction.”
MIOSHA launches COVID-19 citations dashboard to share information on workplace safety violations
LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) has launched a new online resource to streamline reporting of workplace safety citations related to COVID-19. According to the agency, the move is being made to enhance transparency and provide ongoing information related to COVID-19 workplace safety violations. The dashboard includes the following categories:Citations abated, penalty paid, case closedAwaiting abatement or penalty, case openUnder formal appealCitation vacatedMost recentThe new MIOSHA COVID-19 enforcement actions dashboard will be updated here at 3 p.m. each Friday. “There are a variety of programs that businesses can use to ensure they can comply, stay open and ultimately stay safe. The MIOSHA Ambassador Program offers education and one-on-one guidance to help businesses understand regulations on workplace safety.
23 Michigan employers cited for violating COVID, general safety rules, state says
was fined $2,000 for violation of COVID-19 workplace safety requirements including lack of social distancing, and lack of face coverings when workers could not consistently maintain six feet of social distancing. Total penalties including other workplace violations were $3,600. was fined $2,000 for violation of COVID-19 workplace safety requirements including lack of social distancing, and lack of face coverings when workers could not consistently maintain six feet of social distancing. Total penalties including other workplace violations were $3,600. Information about workplace safety requirements for Michigan employers can be found online hereTo report health and safety concerns in the workplace, go to Michigan.gov/MIOSHAcomplaint.
16 Michigan businesses cited for COVID-19 safety violations, state says
All rights reserved)Michigan has cited 16 businesses for failing to follow safety precautions that protect workers from COVID-19, state officials said. Emergency rule citations are for businesses that resume in-person work and fail to have written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan or don’t provide adequate training to their employees. Total penalties, including other workplace violations, were $7,200. Location: WixomFine amount: $2,800Violations:Not developing and implementing a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. Click here to view a full list of MIOSHA COVID-19 workplace safety citations.
State cites 20 Michigan businesses for violating COVID, general safety rules
Total penalties, including other workplace violations, were $1,400. Total penalties, including other workplace violations, were $1,400. Total penalties for other workplace violations were $800. Total penalties for other workplace violations were $800. Information about workplace safety requirements for Michigan employers can be found online here.
10 Michigan workplaces cited for violating COVID, general safety rules
The inspection was initiated in response to an employee complaint, in Oak Park, MI, was cited but not fined for not developing a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. United Resin Corporation in Royal Oak, MI, was cited but not fined for not developing a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. AIS Automation Systems Inc. in Rockwood, MI was cited but not fined for not developing a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. Manufacturing Co., Inc. in Madison Heights, MI was cited but not fined for not developing a written COVID-19 preparedness and response plan. Several Michigan businesses and workplaces have been issued citations and/or fined since the pandemic began for violating coronavirus guidelines and health and safety protocols.
Worker dies in fall at Michigan sugar beet processing plant
BAY CITY, Mich. – A man who was helping clean a chute at a sugar beet processing plant in Michigan’s Thumb region fell about 120 feet (37 meters) to his death, authorities said. Bay County Sheriff’s deputies who were called Tuesday night to the Michigan Sugar Co. plant near Bay City about a fatal accident found the 53-year-old plant worker dead, police said. Bay County’s chief medical examiner pronounced the man dead at the scene, said Sheriff’s Lt. James Chlebowski. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration has been contacted about the worker's death, he said. Michigan Sugar Co. said in a statement that it is cooperating with authorities investigating the worker’s death, and added that “the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Michigan Sugar Company are with the family of this employee.”
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE REPORT -- Friday, Oct. 2, 2020
DETROIT – Michigan officials have fined 10 businesses between $400 and $6,300 for serious violations of coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued COVID-19 “general duty” citations to 10 businesses for failing to protect workers and follow workplace guidelines, according to the state. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Cool Friday evening, frost advisory overnightA Frost Advisory is in effect for Detroit and all of Southeast Michigan from 12 midnight to 8 a.m., Saturday. Click here to read the full forecast. 4 Fast FactsRead MoreThursday, Oct. 1, 2020 -- Saturday, Oct. 3, 2020
ClickOnDetroit NIGHTSIDE REPORT -- Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020
DETROIT – Officials have fined 19 Michigan businesses for “serious violations” of coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols in the workplace. According to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, these businesses failed to uphold safety and health workplace guidelines, potentially putting workers in harm’s way. WATCH Local 4 News at 11Metro Detroit weather: Clear, chilly Thursday nightThis evening and the last few days of summer feel like fall. It’s a challenge that has been playing out in several school districts with so many students needing devices for remote learning. The director of the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention caught many people off guard when he said masks are more of a guarantee in the fight against the coronavirus (COVID-19) than a vaccine would be.
Michigan government releases new site to help businesses reopen without spreading COVID-19
Published: May 29, 2020, 9:49 am Updated: May 29, 2020, 10:29 amLANSING, Mich. – Michigan’s government has launched a new site to help reopening businesses keep employees and customers safe and prevent further spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19). The site was developed by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration within the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. Click here to visit the new COVID-19 Workplace Safety site. The site includes MIOSHA guidelines, posters for employees and customers, factsheets, educational videos and a reopening checklist. Anyone with questions about workplace safety and health can call MIOSHA’s new hotline at 855-723-3219.
Nonessential medical, dental, veterinary care restarts across Michigan
DETROIT Its a big step in reopening Michigan, nonessential outpatient care is allowed to continue for doctors, dentists and veterinarians amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, its not without strict guidelines from Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) including the standard social distancing rules. Ranging from low risk check ups where simple masks will do -- to very high risk procedures where droplets of bodily fluid could be easily spread meaning full face shields and heavy sanitizing are expected. On top of that another layer of air filtration and sterilization as well.Meraw is the President of the Michigan Dental Association who has several dental and periodontal practices in the state. READ: Metro Detroit veterinarian says stay-at-home orders mean more dog walks, leading to healthier dogs and families
State of Michigan issues workplace guidelines employers and employees must follow as pandemic continues
LANSING, Mich. – As the curve continues to flatten and many businesses reopen their doors, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) within the Dept. of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) issued workplace guidelines for employers and employees and created a new hotline, 855-SAFEC19 (855-723-3219), to answer guideline questions and further protect Michigan’s workforce from the spread of COVID-19. The State of Michigan’s Workplace Safety Guidelines can be found on LEO’s homepage at Michigan.gov/LEO. A key component to prevent the spread of COVID-19 is the ability for employers to provide adequate training on potential risk to their employees. Employers and employees with questions regarding workplace safety and health may contact MIOSHA using the new hotline at 855-SAFEC19 (855-723-3219).
FCA worker reports cough, continues to work, tests positive for COVID-19, employee says
STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich. A worker with Fiat Chrysler said she feels unsafe on the job after returning back to the plant. A co-worker reported a cough on her health questionnaire and she continued to work before she tested positive for coronavirus. The UAW said if an member is afraid to go back, they will work with that member on a case by case basis. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration said anyone with safety concerns about their work place should make a report with the state. She said FCA is offering that employees who are afraid to come in can take a leave of absence and not get paid.