R 408.21414 Protection of trade secrets.
Rule 414. Upon application of a party, the board or a hearings officer shall issue
such orders as may be appropriate to protect the confidentiality of trade secrets
obtained in connection with an inspection, investigation, or proceedings conducted
pursuant to the act.
History: 1979 AC.
R 408.21415 Responsibility of employers to notify employees of proceedings.
Rule 415. (1) The employer shall, upon filing an appeal at the place where
citations are required to be posted, post a copy of the notice of appeal and serve, by
prepaid postage, first class mail, or by personal delivery, a copy of the notice of
appeal on an authorized employee representative. The notice shall inform the affected
employees of their right to party status and of the availability of all pleadings for their
inspection and copying at reasonable times. The notice shall remain posted until the
notice of hearing is received and posted. The employee rights statement made in the
following form shall be deemed to comply with this rule:
"(name of employer) Your employer has been cited by the (Michigan
Department of Consumer and Industry Services or Michigan Department of Public
Health) for violation of an occupational safety or health standard.
The citation (or penalty) has been contested and will be the subject of a hearing
before the Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals.
Affected employees are entitled to participate as parties under the terms and
conditions established by the Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals in
its rules of procedure. Notice of intent to participate should be sent to the Board of
Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals, Secondary Complex, 7150 Harris Drive,
Box 30015, Lansing, Michigan 48909.
All documents filed relative to this matter and a copy of the board rules, may be
inspected at (place reasonably convenient to employees, preferably at or near work
(2) Where appropriate, the second sentence of the above notice shall be deleted and
the following sentence shall be substituted: "The reasonableness of the period
prescribed by the (department of consumer and industry services or department of public
health) for the abatement of the violation has been contested and will be the subject of a
hearing before the Board of Health and Safety Compliance and Appeals."
History: 1979 AC.
R 408.21416 Responsibility of employee to notify employer and other
employees of proceedings.
Rule 416. Where an employee petition relating to the reasonableness of the
abatement period is filed by an employee or an authorized employee representative, a
copy of the employee petition shall be provided to the employer by the department for
posting at or near the place where the citation is required to be posted.