Daley seeks input from residents on MIOSHA rules

 LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Kevin Daley on Tuesday announced he is seeking input regarding the proposed MIOSHA workplace rules and encouraged area residents to participate.

“Thousands of businesses were forced to close their doors over the last year. Countless more were forced to spend a lot of money on extra safety measures and play by inconsistent, indefinite and ever-changing rules,” said Daley, R-Lum. “Now the state is trying to saddle the businesses that were able to survive with permanent changes that will only push more businesses into closing their doors for good.

“Business owners should be able decide for themselves what’s best for them, their employees and their customers.”

The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration recently announced a proposed rule change that could make job providers and workers adhere to many emergency workplace rules permanently.

You can read a summary of the proposed rules here.

“This is not something that should be decided by unelected bureaucrats in Lansing. Business owners should have a say in how their business is run and I’d like to begin these discussions and get feedback from the folks of the 31st District,” Daley said. “We’ve learned a great deal about this virus over the last year and now, more than ever, we’re familiar with how to safely interact with one another. I do not believe this proposal is the best approach as we continue working our way back to normalcy. I look forward to hearing input from folks back home.”

Daley encouraged residents to share their concerns regarding the MIOSHA proposed workplace rules with his office. The information provided will be sent directly to the department as a public comment.

Residents can click here to provide their feedback.

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