The Snyder administration is rescinding state rules in favor of making reference to the federal regulations when it comes to the Michigan Occupational Health and Safety Administration (MIOSHA). The agency submitted 27 rules packages over the past few weeks that rescind various state rules in favor of the reference notation.

“The focus has not been on Michigan requirements that exceed federal OSHA requirements, but to replace Michigan specific rules and rule numbers with the equivalent federal language and rule numbers,” Jeannie Vogel, spokesperson for the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA), said.

“This will assist employers and employees in making the requirements in Michigan more consistent with the requirements in surrounding states, as well as federal OSHA.” According to LARA, the rule changes will not mean changes in health and safety requirements for employers.