Bumstead issues statement on governor’s agreement to pull back permanent MIOSHA rules

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Jon Bumstead, R-Newaygo, on Thursday issued the following statement in response to the news that Gov. Whitmer will withdraw her effort to promulgate permanent MIOSHA workplace rules concerning COVID-19:

“This is a huge victory for the people of Michigan. I am happy that the governor has agreed to pull back the proposed permanent rules completely; anything less would have fallen short of both mine and the public’s expectations. This is a win for businesses and employers across our state. They have spoken up and voiced their concerns about making COVID-19 workplace rules permanent, and the governor finally listened.

“Making the COVID-19 workplace rules permanent after the pandemic was not logical, and the proposed permanent rules should have ended as soon as the CDC updated its guidelines. I’m glad the governor has agreed to work with the Legislature and take this positive step forward for the people of Michigan.”