DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE  
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH STANDARDS  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory  
affairs by sections 14 and 24 of 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1014 and 408.1024; and  
Executive Reorganization Orders Nos. 1996-1, 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4,  
MCL 330.3101, 445.2001, 445.2011, 445.2025 and 445.2030)  
PART 305. ASBESTOS STANDARDS FOR GENERAL INDUSTRY  
R 325.51311 Scope and application.  
Rule 1. (1) These rules apply to all occupational exposures to asbestos in all industries  
covered by the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA), 1974 PA 154,  
MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094, except as provided in subrule (2) of this rule.  
(2) These rules do not apply to construction work as defined by the Michigan  
Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA), 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to  
408.1094. Exposure to asbestos in construction work is covered by Occupational Health  
Standard Part 602 “Asbestos Standards for Construction,” R 325.51301 and R 325.51302.  
History: 1994 AACS; 1995 AACS; 1997 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
R 325.51312 Adoption by reference of federal standard.  
Rule 2. (1) The federal occupational safety and health administration’s regulations on  
occupational exposure to asbestos that have been promulgated by the United States  
department of labor and codified at 29 C.F.R. §1910.1001, “Asbestos for General  
Industry,” as amended March 26, 2012, are adopted in these rules.  
(2) The adopted federal regulations shall have the same force and effect as a rule  
promulgated under the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) 1974  
PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094.  
(3) The adopted federal regulations are available without cost as of the time of adoption  
of these rules from the United States Department of Labor, OSHA, 315 West Allegan,  
Room 315, Lansing, Michigan 48933, or from the Michigan Department of Licensing  
and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA Standards Section, 7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box  
History: 1994 AACS; 1995 AACS; 1997 AACS; 2000 AACS; 2013 AACS.  
Editor's Note: An obvious error in R 325.51312 was corrected at the request of the promulgating  
agency, pursuant to Section 56 of 1969 PA 306, as amended by 2000 PA 262, MCL 24.256. The rule  
containing the error was published in Michigan Register, 2013 MR 11. The memorandum requesting the  
correction was published in Michigan Register, 2013 MR 21.  
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