(iii) The utility service entering the building.
(iv) Any other conditions and equipment affecting the safety of an employee.
(b) An employer shall ensure that there is a written report of the survey at the field
office until the completion of the job. The report shall include information such as the
name of the person conducting the survey, date of the survey, and hazardous substances
and dangerous conditions found and their location. In an emergency situation, a survey is
not required. If a field office does not exist at the demolition site, then an employer shall
file the written report of the survey at the employer’s main office.
(c) An employer shall inform utility companies of the planned demolition. An employer
shall ensure that utility services are shut off, capped, or otherwise protected from damage,
except as specified in subrule (2) of this rule.
(d) An employer shall ensure that glazed sash and doors and other glass that might cause
an injury shall be protected or removed before demolition starts.
(2) If an employee is required to work in a structure that has been damaged by fire,
flood, or explosion, then an employer shall ensure that the affected walls and floors are
shored or braced before manual demolition starts.
(3) If an area or item, such as a pipe, tank, or bin, is known or suspected to contain a
hazardous substance, then an employer shall ensure that testing is performed and the
hazard eliminated before demolition is permitted to begin.
(4) An employer shall ensure that manual demolition of structural components starts at
the top of the structure and proceeds downward so that each level is completely dropped
before the next lower wall and floor is dropped, except that if a connection portion is a
different level, then that portion may be removed first. This requirement does not prohibit
the cutting of a floor for the removal of materials if the requirements of R 408.42044 are
(5) An employer shall ensure that an employee shall not be exposed to weather
conditions during demolition work if weather conditions constitute a hazard.
(6) During manual demolition of a structure of skeleton steel construction, the steel
framing may be left in place, but an employer shall ensure that all structural supports are
cleared of loose material as the demolition proceeds downward.
(7) An employer shall ensure that an employee is not permitted to work on a floor below
a floor opening when demolition is conducted on the upper level, unless the employee is
protected by a solid barricade not less than 42 inches high and located not less than 6 feet
back from the projected edge of the opening above.
(8) During demolition, an employer or his or her designated representative shall make
daily inspections to detect hazards and unsafe conditions. An employer shall ensure that
an employee is not permitted to work where hazards exist until the hazards are corrected
by shoring, bracing, or other effective means.
History: 1981 AACS; 1998-2000 AACS; 2013 AACS.
R 408.42032 Guarding floor and wall openings.
Rule 2032. The provisions of Part 45. Fall Protection, being R 408.44501 et seq. of
the Michigan Administrative Code, shall be complied with for all portions of the
structure where there is employee exposure to the conditions covered by that part.