MIOSHA’s new rules for walking-working surfaces and fall protection for all workplaces has officially been approved and will go into effect on Friday 2/2/18. Make sure your company’s leadership and staff is familiar with the new rules and in compliance, as MIOSHA field staff will be using these new rules in inspections after Friday.
Here are some resources on the new MIOSHA Walking-Working Surface and Fall Protection rules:
MIOSHA Informational Sessions on the new rules are listed below:
- February 20: Oakland University, Rochester
- March 7: Southwest Michigan First, Kalamazoo
- March 26: Macomb Community College
- April 17-18: Lansing Safety Conference
- April 27: U.P. Safety Conference
We have been assured by MIOSHA leadership that they will give employers a reasonable time to implement the new changes before issuing citations. However, if you have any issues or problems with MIOSHA field staff inspections relating to these new rules, please contact MMA directly and we can interface with MIOSHA leadership on your behalf.
This article originally appeared in the 1/29/18 issue of MFG Voice.