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The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, Act 154 of the Public Acts of 1974, as amended, was enacted to provide every Michigan employee with a safe and healthful workplace. Section 27 of the Act and Part 12, Variances, allows employers to request permission from the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) to vary from a MIOSHA rule provided the proposed method provides an environment that is at least as safe and healthful as those required by MIOSHA rules.


Please click here to access the Variance Document PDF.


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