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About the Michigan State Plan [Michigan State Plan Website]

The mission of the MIOSHA program is to help assure the safety and health of Michigan workers. The agency vision is to enhance the quality of life and contribute to the economic vitality in Michigan by serving as an effective leader in occupational safety and health. Provide through inclusion of staff and stakeholder creativity and commitment:

  • Credible, customized and responsible consultation, education and training,
  • Firm, fair and targeted enforcement,
  • Cooperative agreements with individual employers and employee and employer organizations, and
  • Relevant, fact-based standards promulgation.

MIOSHA is responsible for assuring safe and healthful working conditions for working men and women in Michigan. The agency administers the MIOSH Act, Act 154 of 1974, as amended. Safe and healthy work environments are achieved through a combination of enforcement, outreach, and collaborative partnerships. The agency also licenses asbestos contractors and certifies asbestos workers. The agency administers the MIOSHA program through an organization comprised of: the Construction Safety and Health Division, the General Industry Safety and Health Division, the Consultation Education and Training Division, the MIOSHA Appeals Division, the Management and Technical Services Division, and program administration.

MIOSHA Mission & Vision Statement (PDF)

MIOSHA History

MIOSHA Strategic Plan


MIOSHA applies to all public and private sector places of employment in the State, with the exception of Federal employees, the United States Postal Service (USPS), domestic employment, maritime, and mining, which are subject to Federal OSHA jurisdiction. See 29 CFR 1952.265.

General Industry Safety & Health Division

Construction Safety & Health Division

Regulations and Standards

MIOSHA Standards and Legislation

Enforcement Programs

MIOSHA has two enforcement divisions: the General Industry Safety and Health Division (GISHD) and the Construction Safety and Health Division (CSHD).

The GISHD conducts safety and health inspections and investigations in all places of employment within the state of Michigan except those operations and activities covered by the Construction Safety and Health Division. This includes both private employers and all levels of public sector employers except facilities of the federal government. The division responds to complaints from employees or their representatives, investigates accidents including fatalities and catastrophes, and responds to referrals of unsafe conditions from other government agencies. In addition, the division conducts unannounced inspections at facilities throughout the state in accordance with current priority inspection guidelines. Citations, some with proposed penalties, may be issued to employers as a result of these inspections or investigations. Extensive tracking is done to ensure that the employers make the appropriate corrections to ensure the safety and health of their employees.

The CSHD primarily conducts inspections to enforce occupational safety and health standards in the construction industry, and oversees licensing of asbestos abatement contractors and accreditation of asbestos workers. Enforcement of standards includes: inspection and hazard identification, issuance of citations for violations, and penalty assessment, if any. Types of inspections include: accidents (fatal and non-fatal), employee complaints, general scheduled, referrals, and follow-up. The division enforces safety and health standards in construction workplaces defined in the MIOSH Act as work activity designated in major groups 15, 16, and 17, of the Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) Manual or code 23 or the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). All construction types are inspected including projects such as: road and bridge projects; sewer, water, gas, and electric utility lines; power plants; waste and water treatment plants; high rise construction; factory and other building additions; communication and power transmission towers; and single family homes.

Complaints for Michigan OSHA can be filed two ways:

Online: Complaints filed electronically will be handled as nonformal complaints and will not result in an onsite inspection.

Written Complaints (PDF): Formal complaints must include an employee signature and are more likely to result in onsite inspections. Signed complaint forms can be mail or faxed to MIOSHA.

MIOSHA Compliance Programs

Voluntary and Cooperative Programs

MIOSHA's Consultation Education and Training (CET) Division educates employers and employees in safety and health awareness so they are better prepared to recognize, control and prevent hazardous working conditions. A statewide staff of experienced, professional occupational safety consultants, construction safety specialists, and industrial hygienists provide CET services. CET provides workplace safety and health training and consultations to employers and employees throughout Michigan. CET provides the ability for employers to learn proactively about the workplace safety and health rules that affect their workplace, to understand best practices for creating and maintaining a safe work environment, and to strive for program recognition of significant workplace safety and health program performance.

MIOSHA Consultation Education & Training Division

Policies and Procedures

MIOSHA Policies & Procedures

Informal Conferences and Appeals

The MIOSHA Appeals Division provides employers, employees and the agency with fair, objective and professional services for resolution of contested MIOSHA cases. The MIOSH Act provides for a two-step appeal process for employers and/or employees to appeal any citations issued by the enforcement divisions. If the citations cannot be resolved through the informal conference process utilized by the enforcement divisions, the case is transmitted to the Appeals Division where pre-hearings and/or formal hearings are conducted. The MIOSHA Appeals Division can by contacted by calling (517) 322-1297 or the MIOSHA toll free line at 1-800-TO-MIOSH(A) (1-800-866-4674).

MIOSHA Appeals Division

Settling a MIOSHA Compliance Case (DOC)

MIOSHA Informal Settlement Agreement (DOC)

MIOSHA Information on First Appeal (DOC)

Address and Contact information, as well as website link, for Michigan Appeals authority:

Michigan State Office of Regulatory Reinvention (ORR)
Ottawa Building
611 West Ottawa
Lansing, MI 48909

Hearings, Appeals, and Mediation

Other Resources

MIOSHA Recordkeeping and Statistics

MIOSHA Strategic Plan & Initiatives

MIOSHA Publications, Forms & Media


MIOSHA Laboratory & Equipment Services

Contact Information

Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs
  • Steve Arwood, Director
  • (517) 241-7124
  • (517) 373-2129
Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration
  • 7150 Harris Drive
  • P.O. Box 30643
  • Lansing, Michigan 48909-8143
  • Martha Yoder, Director
  • (517) 322-1817
  • (517) 322-1775
  • Contact MIOSHA


OSHA makes every effort to ensure that the information on this page is accurate and up to date, but changes in state law and procedures affecting the information on this page are beyond OSHA's control. Contact state program staff directly to verify important information.

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