DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE  
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY STANDARDS  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory  
affairs by sections 16 and 21 of 1974 PA 154, 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 39. DESIGN SAFETY STANDARDS FOR ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS  
R 408.13901 Scope.  
Rule 3901. These rules establish the minimum electrical safety requirements that are  
necessary for the practical safeguarding of employees in their workplaces. These rules  
cover design safety standards for electric utilization systems and include all electric  
equipment and installations used to provide electric power and light for employee  
workplaces.  
History: 1994 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.13902. Adoption of federal standards.  
Rule 3902. (1) The following federal occupational safety and health administration  
(OSHA) regulations from the Code of Federal Regulations are adopted by reference in  
these rules:  
(a) 29 C.F.R. §1910.302 “Electric utilization systems.”  
(b) 29 C.F.R. §1910.303 “General.”  
(c) 29 C.F.R. §1910.304 “Wiring design and protection.”  
(d) 29 C.F.R. §1910.305 “Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general  
use.”  
(e) 29 C.F.R. §1910.306 “Specific purpose equipment and installations.”  
(f) 29 C.F.R. §1910.307 “Hazardous (classified) locations.”  
(g) 29 C.F.R. §1910.308 “Special systems.”  
(h) 29 C.F.R. §1910.399 “Definitions applicable to this subpart.”  
(2) The adopted federal regulations shall have the same force and effect as a rule  
promulgated under 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094.  
(3) A reference to C.F.R. §1910.147 “General Environmental Controls-The control  
of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout),” means General Industry Safety Standard Part 85  
“The Control of Hazardous Energy Sources,” as referenced in R 408.13905.  
(4) A reference to C.F.R. §1910.332 “Electrical-Training,” means General Industry  
Safety Standard Part 40 “Electrical Safety-Related Work Practices,” as referenced in  
R 408.13905.  
History: 1994 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
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R 408.13905 Availability of adopted and referenced rules.  
Rule 3905. (1) The following regulations are adopted by reference in these rules and  
are available from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and  
Health Administration website: www.osha.gov, at no charge, as of the time of adoption  
of these rules:  
(a) 29 C.F.R. §1910.302 “Electric Utilization Systems,” February 14, 2007.  
(b) 29 C.F.R. §1910.303 “General,” October 29, 2008.  
(c) 29 C.F.R. §1910.304 “Wiring design and protection,” October 29, 2008.  
(d) 29 C.F.R. §1910.305 “Wiring methods, components, and equipment for general  
use,” February 14, 2007.  
(e) 29 C.F.R. §1910.306 “Specific purpose equipment and installations,” February  
14, 2007.  
(f) 29 C.F.R. §1910.307 “Hazardous (classified) locations,” February 14, 2007.  
(g) 29 C.F.R. §1910.308 “Special systems,” February 14, 2007.  
(h) 29 C.F.R. §1910.399 “Definitions applicable to this subpart,” April 11, 2014.  
(2) The standards adopted in these rules are also available for inspection at the  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA Regulatory Services Section,  
7150 Harris Drive, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-8143.  
(3) Copies of 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, at the cost charged in this rule, plus $20.00 for shipping and handling.  
(4) The following Michigan occupational safety and health standards (MIOSHA) are  
referenced in these rules. Up to 5 copies of these standards may be obtained at no charge  
from the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA Regulatory Services  
Section, 7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing, MI, 48909-8143 or via the internet  
at website: www.michigan.gov/miohastandards. For quantities greater than 5, the cost, at  
the time of adoption of these rules, is 4 cents per page.  
(a) General Industry Safety Standard Part 40 “Electrical Safety-Related Work  
Practices,” R 408.14001 to R 408.14009.  
(b) General Industry Safety Standard Part 85 “The Control of Hazardous Energy  
Sources,” R 408.18501 to R 408.18599.  
(5) The appendices to these rules are informational only and are not intended to  
create any additional obligations or requirements not otherwise imposed by these rules or  
to detract from any established obligations or requirements.  
History: 2015 AACS.  
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