Michigan City to Contest Recent MIOSHA Citations
Port Huron, the only city in a recent batch of businesses fined by MIOSHA for coronavirus violations, denies not following protocol.
- By Nikki Johnson-Bolden
- Oct 13, 2020
Officials from Port Huron, Michigan announced on October 2 that they will contest fines the city received from MIOSHA, the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, according to the Times Herald.
The city was fined $6,300 for workplace violations that include failing to require employees to wear face masks, failing to keep records of self-screening protocols and not training workers on how to work safely during the pandemic.
Port Huron city manager James Freed says that employees were properly trained and that money was spent on PPE for the city’s workers. It is also noted that no employees of the municipal office center contracted coronavirus.
Todd Shoudy, the city attorney, plans to argue that MIOSHA has no legal basis for issuing the citations because of a recent opinion in the Michigan Supreme Court.
More information on recent MIOSHA citations can be found at michigan.gov.
Nikki Johnson-Bolden is an Associate Content Editor for Occupational Health & Safety.