Health & Safety

Big Win! Contaminated Site Cleanup Reform Legislation Sent to Governor

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The Michigan Chamber been actively negotiating with the the Governor’s office to ensure the state has a contaminated site cleanup program that provides certainty for compliance, standards based on sound science, and results in timely site cleanup and closure. We are pleased to report that our powerful advocacy was successful. Legislation that will help transform Michigan’s contaminated site cleanup program has been sent to the Governor for his signature. 

State House Considers Positive Changes to Water Withdrawal Assessment Tool

The House Natural Resources Committee recently heard testimony on HB 5638, which would make changes to how the DEQ handles a site-specific review under Michigan’s water withdrawal assessment tool. The water withdrawal assessment tool is used to determine if a withdrawal will have an adverse impact on water resources.  

Employer Response to Aggressive Intruders and Active Shooters

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News stories from the last few months reinforce how employers must be vigilant to protect employees internationally, nationally and locally. To protect employees, customers, and contractors, it does not really matter who the perpetrators are; what matters most is do our employees know what to do when they encounter aggressive intruders or active shooters in the workplace?