Michigan Occupational Safety & Health Administration (MIOSHA) invites employers to “Take a Stand” for workplace safety and health.
MIOSHA is having its annual “Take A Stand Day” on August 9, 2017. This is when safety and health professionals visit employers to provide one-on-one consultations. There will be no citations or fines issued for participating workplaces. Employers will be expected to fix any serious conditions.
MIOSHA should be applauded for its good work. Small investments of time can go a long way toward improving health and safety. Employers should be encouraged to provide safer work environments without fear of retribution.
Investments in health and safety have also been shown to reduce overall workers’ compensation costs. Sometimes doing the right thing is a cost-effective business strategy. Educating companies about this fact is crucial.
Employees can also file a complaint with MIOSHA regarding workplace health and safety hazards. The complaint process allows an individual to request withholding of their name from their employer. We encourage anyone with concerns to let MIOSHA know about potential hazards and violations. It could save a life.
Michigan Workers Comp Lawyers never charges a fee to evaluate a potential case. Our law firm has represented injured and disabled workers exclusively for more than 35 years. Call (844) 201-9497 for a free consultation today.
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