Newsletter Updates
State Bumps Up those 50+ for next Vaccine Eligibility; Detroit Manufacturing Employees Now Eligible
Friday, March 05, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the state of Michigan announced another stage in the prioritization and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine. Starting on Monday, March 8, the state will allow vaccination of any individual age 50 and older with medical conditions or disabilities. Starting Monday, March 22nd, vaccine eligibility will again expand to include all residents 50 and older.

According to Governor Whitmer’s administration, the expanded eligibility is due to newly available doses of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine recently authorized by the FDA.

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MCC Announces 2021 Policy Priorities, Including Sustainability Solutions
Friday, March 05, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the MCC officially announced its 2021 Policy Priorities, as developed by the MCC’s membership and approved by the Board of Directors.

Please click here for the full 2021 Policy Priorities.

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MIOSHA to Develop Permanent COVID Workplace Rules; Seeking Stakeholder Advisors
Friday, February 26, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) confirmed that the agency plans to make permanent the current emergency rules regarding COVID-19 workplace safety. The current MIOSHA emergency rules will expire on April 14th, and can be renewed for another six-month period through October 14th. As such, the agency plans to launch a process for formal administrative rulemaking, which will involve public notice and comment, hearings, and the legislative Joint Committee on Administrative Rules process.

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State Shifts Vaccine Distribution to Prioritize Food and Agriculture Workers Next
Friday, February 19, 2021 12:00 AM

This week, the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a shift in the state’s COVID-19 vaccine distribution strategy “to enhance the state’s equity strategy to reach more Michiganders with the safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine.

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NACD Releases Regulatory Report on OSHA Hazard Communication Standard Proposed Rule
Friday, February 19, 2021 12:00 AM

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) has published a Regulatory Report on the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)’s proposed rule to update the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to align with the seventh revision of the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals.

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