Michigan Employers — Update Your Safety and Health Protection on the Job Notice

Effective September 1, 2015, Michigan’s Safety and Health Protection on the Job notice has been revised to include new reporting requirements for all Michigan employers.

The changes to the reporting requirements include:

  • Fatal workplace accidents must be reported within 8 hours of the fatality.  Moreover, in case of a fatality, employers must provide a detailed report;
  • Severe on-the-job injuries that require hospitalization but do not result in death must be reported within 24 hours.  This new reporting requirement includes all work-related hospitalizations, amputations or loss of an eye.

The above-reports must be filed regardless of the size of the business. All employers, including those partially exempted by reason of company size or industry classification, are required to comply with the new severe injury and illness reporting requirements and to post the updated employment notice.