The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) was passed to prevent workers from being killed or seriously harmed at work. The law requires employers to provide their employees with working conditions that are free of known dangers. The Act created the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), which sets and enforces protective workplace safety and health standards. OSHA also provides information, training and assistance to workers and employers. Workers may file a complaint to have OSHA inspect their workplace if they believe that their employer is not following OSHA standards or that there are serious hazards.
The State of Michigan runs its own state program under the authority of OSHA, called MIOSHA. The Michigan Safety and Health Protection on the Job poster indicates the right to a safe workplace and provides protections to employees and contact information for the department.
The Occupational Safety and Environmental Health Department serves as a resource for any safety and health concerns and complaints. You may contact our office at 734-647-1143. Employees with concerns or complaints about safety also have the right to contact MIOSHA to lodge a formal complaint.