DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR’S OFFICE  
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY STANDARDS  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory  
affairs by sections 19 and 21 of 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1019 and 408.1021, and  
Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL  
445.2001, 445.2011, 445.2025, and 445.2030)  
PART 45. Fall Protection  
R 408.44501 Scope  
Rule 4501. (1) The rules in this part set forth the minimum requirements and criteria  
for fall protection in construction workplaces, their applications, and definitions that are  
applicable to these rules.  
(2) These rules do not apply where an employee is making an inspection, an  
investigation, or an assessment of workplace conditions before the actual start of  
construction work or after all construction work has been completed.  
(3) The following provisions of the occupational safety and health administration  
(OSHA) regulations, except as amended in these rules, are adopted by reference in these  
rules:  
(a) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.500 “Scope, Application, and definitions applicable to this  
subpart.”  
(b) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.501 “Duty to have fall protection.”  
(c) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.502 “Fall protection systems criteria and practices.”  
(d) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.503 “Training requirements.”  
(4) All of the following provisions are amendments to the OSHA regulations  
adopted by reference in these rules and are referenced in R 408.44502:  
(a) Additional performance requirements for personal climbing equipment,  
lineman's body belts, safety straps, and lanyards are contained in Construction Safety  
Standard Part 16. “Power Transmission and Distribution.”  
(b) The specifications for fall protection requirements for an employee working on  
certain types of derricks are contained in Construction Safety Standard Part 10. “Lifting  
and Digging Equipment,” and Construction Safety Standard Part 32. “Aerial Work  
Platforms.”  
(c) The specifications for fall protection requirements for an employee working on  
ladders and the performance requirements for stairways, stair rail systems, and handrails  
are contained in Construction Safety Standard Part 11. “Fixed and Portable Ladders” and  
Construction Safety Standard Part 21 “Guarding of Walking and Working Areas.”  
(d) The specifications for fall protection requirements for an employee working on a  
scaffold; performance requirements for a guardrail system; or for the performance  
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requirements for falling object protection used on scaffolds are contained in Construction  
Safety Standard Part 12. “Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms.”  
(e) The specifications for fall protection requirements for an employee working on  
or in certain types of equipment used in tunneling operations are contained in  
Construction Safety Standard Part 14. “Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams.”  
(f) The specifications for fall protection requirements for an employee working from  
aerial lifts, on poles, towers, or similar structures while engaged in the construction of  
electric transmission or distribution lines or equipment are contained in Construction  
Safety Standard Part 32. “Aerial Work Platforms.”  
(g) The specifications for fall protection requirements for an employee performing  
steel erection work on buildings are contained in Construction Safety Standard Part 26.  
“Steel Erection.”  
History: 1996 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.44502. Adopted and referenced standards.  
Rule 4502. (1) The following federal occupational safety and health administration  
(OSHA) regulations are adopted by reference in these rules:  
(a) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.500 “Scope, Application, and definitions applicable to this  
subpart,” effective July 10, 2014.  
(b) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.501 “Duty to have fall protection,” effective January 26, 1995.  
(c) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.502 “Fall protection systems criteria and practices,” effective  
January 26, 1995.  
(d) 29 C.F.R. § 1926.503 “Training requirements,” effective January 26, 1995.  
(2) The standards adopted in subrule (1) of this rule are available from the United  
States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration website:  
(3) The standards adopted in these rules are available for inspection at the  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA Regulatory Services Section,  
7150 Harris Drive, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-8143.  
(4) The standards adopted in these rules may be obtained from the publisher or may be  
obtained from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA Regulatory  
Services Section, 7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-8143,  
plus $20.00 for shipping and handling.  
(5) The following Michigan occupational safety and health (MIOSHA) standards are  
referenced in these rules. Up to 5 copies of these standards may be obtained at no charge  
from the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA  
Regulatory Services Section, 7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing, Michigan,  
quantities greater than 5, the cost, as of the time of adoption of these rules, is 4 cents per  
page.  
(a) Construction Safety Standard Part 10. “Lifting and Digging Equipment,”  
R 408.41001 to R 408.41099a.  
(b) Construction Safety Standard Part 11. “Fixed and Portable Ladders,”  
R 408.41101 to R 408.41140.  
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(c) Construction Safety Standard Part 12. “Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms,”  
R 408.41201 to R 408.41264.  
(d) Construction Safety Standard Part 14. “Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and  
Cofferdams,” R 408.41401 to R 408.41483.  
(e) Construction Safety Standard Part 16. “Power Transmission and Distribution,”  
R 408.41601 to R 408.41658.  
(f) Construction Safety Standard Part 21. “Guarding of Walking and Working  
Areas,” R 408.42101 to R 408.42160.  
(g) Construction Safety Standard Part 26. “Steel Erection,” R 408.42601 to  
R 408.42656.  
(h) Construction Safety Standard Part 32. “Aerial Work Platforms,” R 408.43201 to  
R 408.43220.  
History: 1996 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
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