Latest Michigan OSHA COVID-19 Emergency Rules

Dec 1, 2020

Michigan Announces New COVID-19 Emergency Rules

On October 14, 2020, in response to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration published emergency rules for all employers in the state. These rules are in effect for six months from that date and with some industry-specific guidance. These emergency rules are available here.

The following guidance caught our attention at Safe Site Check In:

Rule 6: Health surveillance for all employers

  • The employer shall conduct a daily entry self-screening protocol for all employees or contractors entering the workplace, including, at a minimum, a questionnaire covering symptoms and suspected or confirmed exposure to people with possible COVID-19, together with, if possible, a temperature screening. 
  • When an employer learns of an employee, visitor, or customer with a known case of COVID-19, the employer shall:

                 (a) Immediately notify the local public health department, and Within 24 hours of learning of the known case, notify any co-workers, contractors, or suppliers who may have come into contact with the person with a known case of COVID-19. 

Rule 11:  Recordkeeping requirements for all employers

  • Employers must maintain a record of the following requirements:

          (a)  Training. The employer shall maintain a record of all COVID-19 employee training.

          (b)  Screening protocols. The employer shall maintain a record of screening for each employee or visitor entering the workplace.

          (c)  Records of required notifications. The employer shall maintain a record of each notification required by Rule 6 of these rules.

  • Employers must maintain records for 1 year from time of generation. 

If you are a Michigan employer and thinking about how to comply with these rules, Safe Site Check In can help. We are used by Michigan business across the state in Ann Arbor, Lansing, Traverse City and other locations to meet the above requirements and more. Contact us at or call us at (888) 512-1056