When Michigan was shut down in the spring due to COVID 19, industries spanning from manufacturing to hospitality were trying to convince Gov. Gretchen Whitmer they could reopen safely with precautions in place, of course.Nearly every sector has reopened in some way since.But with COVID 19 remaining an ever present threat, one state agency has been largely responsible for making sure workplaces are following virus precautions: The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration.MIOSHA is one of a few state agencies to be tossed into the limelight this year. It’s tasked with ensuring all workplaces follow the new rules, with the goal of preventing virus spread while keeping Michigan’s economy flowing.There’s been no shortage of leads.The agency has received 12,046 complaints about health and safety violations in workplaces since March 2020.
You can unsubscribe at any time.Thank you for subscribingSee ourprivacy noticePlans for a seven person HMO in Twerton has been branded “absolutely ridiculous” as the developer resubmits the fresh plans.Bristol based developer Mr Ciprian Rosca submitted the original plans for 69 Newton Road in Twerton to be converted into a HMO, with the existing four bedrooms being rented to eight individuals in November but these were rejected by Bath and North East Somerset Council on February 6.According to the original floorplans, eight people would sleep in the four bedrooms. One room would have been shared by three people, two bedrooms would be shared by four tenants and one room would have been rented to a single tenant.The plans also included a proposed garage, which would have stored two cars. However, they were rejected by council planning officers because of its “size, siting and scale are considered to cause harm to the character and appearance of the immediate area and cause an overbearing impact to neighbouring occupiers”.But on March 1, Mr Rosca resubmitted plans seeking permission to convert the house into a HMO for seven residents, who would share the four bedrooms.Read More136 bed student block for Bath Cricket Club wins approval despite concerns about flooding Under the new proposals, three bedrooms would accommodate to tenants in each and one bedroom would be rented to a single tenant.Mr Rosca has also scrapped plans to build a garage on the site, which comes with two parking spaces.The new proposals have attracted criticism from some local residents and ward councillor Tim Ball (Twerton, Lib Dem).On his community blog, Mr Ball wrote: “This application seems to be out of character for the area and I simply can see how they can get seven beds in this house and be able to have any living space.”The planning application has so far received eight comments online, with seven being objections.Carole Todd, who lives at 67 Newton Road wrote: “I object because I feel the house should remain as far as possible as a family home.