Newsletter Updates
MIOSHA Announces New Enforcement Emphasis Programs for Manufacturing and Construction
Friday, November 20, 2020 12:00 AM

On Friday November 20th, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) announced new state emphasis programs for the enforcement of COVID-related rules and standards in the manufacturing and construction sectors.

According to a press release, the SEPs will be in effect through February 8, 2021. Michigan has seen a sharp increase in cases across the state and outbreaks in both the construction and manufacturing industry, including 28 new outbreaks reported on Nov. 12, and the tracking of 63 ongoing outbreaks in these industries.

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MIOSHA Offers Free COVID-19 Safety Consultations
Friday, November 20, 2020 12:00 AM

Businesses across the state can now schedule free COVID-19 safety consultations as a part of the new Ambassador program partnership with NSF International and MIOSHA. Ambassadors are conducting outreach to statewide businesses to offer education and support to implement regulations on workplace safety.

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DHS Offers 2020 Chemical Security Virtual Seminars
Friday, November 20, 2020 12:00 AM

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) invites you to attend the virtual 2020 Chemical Security Seminars on December 2, 9, and 16, 2020. 

These complimentary seminars will feature important chemical security information for industry organizations, facility owners and operators, government officials, first responders, and law enforcement. This event will also incorporate important information for ensuring the safety of our chemical security partners during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic environment. Sessions will discuss and share the latest in chemical security best practices, including:

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Gov. Whitmer Continues to Reshape Environmental Rules Review Committee
Friday, November 06, 2020 12:00 AM

Last Friday October 30th, Governor Whitmer announced new appointments to the Environmental Rules Review Committee (ERRC), among other boards. Two new appointments were made (to positions representing manufacturing and small businesses) that will continue to re-shape the ERRC with individuals more likely to support rules proposed by the Whitmer administration.

Please click here for more information about the ERRC

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EGLE to Issue Cleanup Standards for Additional PFAS Compounds
Friday, October 23, 2020 12:00 AM

The Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy is expected to soon issue cleanup standards under the Part 201 program for five additional PFAS compounds. 

Back in August, EGLE finalized drinking water standards for seven PFAS compounds. At that time, the groundwater cleanup standards for PFOA and PFOS were also updated, resulting in 38 new sites being added to MPART’s ongoing investigations.

However, by law, these additional five compounds must undergo separate rulemaking before being issued as groundwater cleanup standards.

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