Michigan House of Representatives under investigation for possible workplace violations
DETROIT – An investigation has been launched into the Michigan House of Representatives over possible workplace violations, confirmed Camara Lewis, communications representative for the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity. According to Lewis, the investigation was launched based on an employee complaint from the Michigan House of Representatives. “To confirm, MIOSHA has initiated an investigation based on an employee complaint from the Michigan House of Representatives. The investigation will focus on all employees affected by the complaint items. MIOSHA has the authority to issue penalties to all employers in its jurisdiction,” said Lewis in a statement released to Local 4 News.
19 Michigan businesses fined for serious coronavirus (COVID-19) workplace violations
Officials have fined 19 Michigan businesses for “serious violations” of coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols in the workplace. Inspectors determined 19 companies allegedly committed serious violations by failing to implement necessary precautions to protect employees from contracting COVID-19. The company did not have a preparedness and response plan and it did not train employees on COVID-19. There was no preparedness and response plan or daily health screenings, and employees weren’t trained on COVID-19, according to authorities. There was no preparedness and response plan, and employees weren’t trained on COVID-19, according to authorities.
Over $50,000 in fines added as more than a dozen Michigan businesses cited for COVID-19 workplace violations
Officials have fined 19 Michigan businesses for “serious violations” of coronavirus (COVID-19) safety protocols in the workplace. “We want to make sure these are safe workplaces, and that’s going to protect workers, it’s going to protect our communities,” said MIOSHA Director of COVID Workplace Safety, Sean Egan. “Every employer has an obligation to provide a workplace that’s free from recognized hazards. And every employer needs to make sure that they’re following those protocols,” Egan added. “The protocols are pretty simple, you need a plan, you need training, you need to do health screenings, face to face coverings and social distance.