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 16. POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION  
R 408.41601 Application.  
Rule 1601. (1) The occupational safety and health standards contained in this part  
apply to the construction of electric transmission and distribution lines and equipment.  
(2) As used in this part, the term "construction" includes the erection of new electric  
transmission and distribution lines and equipment and the alteration, conversion, and  
improvement of existing electric transmission and distribution lines and equipment.  
(3) Existing electric transmission and distribution lines and electrical equipment  
need not be modified to conform to the requirements of applicable standards in this part  
until such work as described in subrule (2) of this rule is to be performed on such lines or  
equipment.  
(4) The standards set forth in this part provide minimum requirements for safety and  
health. Employers may require adherence to additional standards which are not in conflict  
with the standards contained in this part.  
(5) This standard does not apply to communication lines defined as the conductors  
and their supporting or containing structures that are used for public or private signal or  
communication service, that operate at potentials not exceeding 400 volts to ground or  
750 volts between any 2 points of the circuit, and the transmitted power of which does  
not exceed 150 watts. When operating at less than 150 volts, no limit is placed on the  
capacity of the system. Telephone, telegraph, railroad signal, data, clock, fire, police-  
alarm, community television antenna, and other systems conforming with this subrule are  
examples of communication lines. Lines used for signaling purposes, but not included in  
this definition, are considered as supply lines of the same voltage and are to be so run.  
History: 1979 AC; 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41605 Adoption of OSHA rules.  
Rule 1605. (1) 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. §1926.950 “General.”  
(b) 29 C.F.R. §1926.951 “Medical services and first aid.”  
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(c) 29 C.F.R. §1926.952 “Job briefing.”  
(d) 29 C.F.R. §1926.953 “Enclosed spaces.”  
(e) 29 C.F.R. §1926.954 “Personal protective equipment.”  
(f) 29 C.F.R. §1926.955 “Portable ladders and platforms.”  
(g) 29 C.F.R. §1926.956 “Hand and portable power equipment.”  
(h) 29 C.F.R. §1926.957 “Live-line tools.”  
(i) 29 C.F.R. §1926.958 “Materials handling and storage.”  
(j) 29 C.F.R. §1926.959 “Mechanical equipment.”  
(k) 29 C.F.R. §1926.960 “Working on or near exposed energized parts.”  
(l) 29 C.F.R. §1926.961 “Deenergizing lines and equipment for employee  
protection.”  
(m) 29 C.F.R. §1926.962 “Grounding for the protection of employees.”  
(n) 29 C.F.R. §1926.963 “Testing and test facilities.”  
(o) 29 C.F.R. §1926.964 “Overhead lines and live-line barehand work.”  
(p) 29 C.F.R. §1926.965 “Underground electrical installations.”  
(q) 29 C.F.R. §1926.966 “Substations.”  
(r) 29 C.F.R. §1926.967 “Special conditions.”  
(s) 29 C.F.R. §1926.968 “Definitions.”  
(t) Appendix A to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Reserved.”  
(u) Appendix B to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Working on Exposed Energized Parts.”  
(v) Appendix C to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Protection from Hazardous Differences  
in Electric Potential.”  
(w) Appendix D to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Methods of Inspecting and Testing  
Wood Poles.”  
(x) Appendix E to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Protection from Flames and Electric  
Arcs.”  
(y) Appendix F to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Work-Positioning Equipment Inspection  
Guidelines.”  
(z) Appendix G to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Reference Documents.”  
(2) All of the following provisions apply with respect to the regulations adopted in  
subrule (1) of this rule and are referenced in R 408.41610:  
(a) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.50 “Medical services and first aid,” means  
Construction Safety Standard (CS) Part 1 “General Rules.”  
(b) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.54. “Nonionizing radiation,” means  
Occupational Health Standard (OH) Part 681 “Radiation of Construction: Ionizing and  
Nonionizing.”  
(c) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.56 “Illumination,” means CS Part 1 “General  
Rules.”  
(d) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.59 “Hazard Communication,” means CS Part 42  
“Hazard Communication.”  
(e) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.95 “Criteria for personal protective equipment,”  
means CS Part 6 “Personal Protective Equipment.”  
(f) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.100 “Head protection,” means CS Part 6  
“Personal Protective Equipment.”  
(g) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.106 “Working over or near water,” means CS  
Part 6 “Personal Protective Equipment.”  
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(h) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.200 “Accident prevention signs and tags,” means  
CS Part 22 “Signals, Signs, Tags, and Barricades.”  
(i) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.302 “Power-operated hand tools,” means CS Part  
19 “Tools.”  
(j) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.453 “Aerial lifts,” means CS Part 32 “Aerial  
Work Platforms.”  
(k) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.502 “Fall protection systems criteria and  
practices,” means CS Part 45 “Fall Protection.”  
(l) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.1053 “Ladders,” means CS Part 11 “Fixed and  
Portable Ladders.”  
(m) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1926.1204 “Permit-required confined space program”  
through §1926.1211 “Rescue and emergency services,” means CS Part 35 “Confined  
Space in Construction.”  
(n) A reference to “subpart AA of this part,” means CS Part 35 “Confined Space in  
Construction.”  
(o) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1910.97 “Nonionizing radiation,” means OH Part 382  
“Nonionizing Radiation.”  
(p) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1910.135 “Head protection,” means General Industry  
Safety Standard (GI) Part 33 “Personal Protective Equipment.”  
(q) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1910.268 “Telecommunications,” means CS Part 30  
“Telecommunications,” and GI Part 50 “Telecommunications.”  
(r) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1910.269 “Electric Power Generation, Transmission,  
and Distribution,” means GI Part 86 “Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and  
Distribution.”  
(s) A reference to 29 C.F.R. §1910.1200 “Hazard Communication,” means GI Part  
92 “Hazard Communication,” and OH Part 430 “Hazard Communication.”  
(3) The provisions of the OSHA regulations adopted in these rules have the same  
force and effect as rules promulgated under Michigan occupational safety and health act,  
1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094.  
History: 2015 MR 10, Eff. May 28, 2015; 2016 AACS.  
R 408.41610 Adopted and referenced standards.  
Rule 1610. (1) The following federal occupational safety and health administration  
(OSHA) regulations, amended July 10, 2014, except as noted, are adopted by reference in  
these rules:  
(a) 29 C.F.R. §1926.950 “General.”  
(b) 29 C.F.R. §1926.951 “Medical services and first aid.”  
(c) 29 C.F.R. §1926.952 “Job briefing.”  
(d) 29 C.F.R. §1926.953 “Enclosed spaces,” amended May 4, 2015.  
(e) 29 C.F.R. §1926.954 “Personal protective equipment.”  
(f) 29 C.F.R. §1926.955 “Portable ladders and platforms.”  
(g) 29 C.F.R. §1926.956 “Hand and portable power equipment.”  
(h) 29 C.F.R. §1926.957 “Live-line tools.”  
(i) 29 C.F.R. §1926.958 “Materials handling and storage.”  
(j) 29 C.F.R. §1926.959 “Mechanical equipment.”  
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(k) 29 C.F.R. §1926.960 “Working on or near exposed energized parts,” amended  
September 24, 2014.  
(l) 29 C.F.R. §1926.961 “Deenergizing lines and equipment for employee  
protection.”  
(m) 29 C.F.R. §1926.962 “Grounding for the protection of employees.”  
(n) 29 C.F.R. §1926.963 “Testing and test facilities.”  
(o) 29 C.F.R. §1926.964 “Overhead lines and live-line barehand work.”  
(p) 29 C.F.R. §1926.965 “Underground electrical installations.”  
(q) 29 C.F.R. §1926.966 “Substations.”  
(r) 29 C.F.R. §1926.967 “Special conditions.”  
(s) 29 C.F.R. §1926.968 “Definitions,” amended May 4, 2015.  
(t) Appendix A to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Reserved.”  
(u) Appendix B to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Working on Exposed Energized Parts,”  
amended September 24, 2014.  
(v) Appendix C to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Protection from Hazardous Differences  
in Electric Potential.”  
(w) Appendix D to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Methods of Inspecting and Testing  
Wood Poles.”  
(x) Appendix E to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Protection from Flames and Electric  
Arcs.”  
(y) Appendix F to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Work-Positioning Equipment Inspection  
Guidelines.”  
(z) Appendix G to Subpart V of Part 1926 “Reference Documents.”  
(2) The standards adopted in these rules 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.  
(3) The standards adopted in these rules are available for inspection at the  
Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA Regulatory Services Section,  
530 West Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30643, 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, 530 West Allegan Street, 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, 530 West Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing,  
Michigan,  
48909-8143  
or  
via  
the  
internet  
at  
website:  
www.michigan.gov/mioshastandards. For 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 1 “General Rules,” R 408.40101 to  
R 408.40134.  
(b) Construction Safety Standard Part 6 “Personal Protective Equipment,”  
R 408.40601 to R 408.40641.  
(c) Construction Safety Standard Part 11 “Fixed and Portable Ladders,”  
R 408.41101 to R 408.41140  
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(d) Construction Safety Standard Part 19 “Tools,” R 408.41901 to R 408.41980.  
(e) Construction Safety Standard Part 22 “Signals, Signs, Tags, and Barricades,”  
R 408.42201 to R 408.42243.  
(f) Construction Safety Standard Part 30 “Telecommunications,” R 408.43001 to  
R 408.43006.  
(g) Construction Safety Standard Part 32 “Aerial Work Platforms,” R 408.43201 to  
R 408.43220.  
(h) Construction Safety Standard Part 35 “Confined Space in Construction,”  
R 408.43501 to R 408.43510.  
(i) Construction Safety Standard Part 42 “Hazard Communication,” R 408.44201 to  
R 408.44204.  
(j) Construction Safety Standard Part 45 “Fall Protection,” R 408.44501 to  
R 408.44502  
(k) General Industry Safety Standard Part 33 “Personal Protective Equipment,”  
R 408.13301 to R 408.13398.  
(l) General Industry Safety Standard Part 50 “Telecommunications,” R 408.15001 to  
R 408.15004.  
(m) General Industry Safety Standard Part 86 “Electric Power Generation,  
Transmission, and Distribution,” R 408.18601 to R 408.18602.  
(n) General Industry Safety Standard Part 92 “Hazard Communication,”  
R 408.19201 to R 408.19204.  
(o) Occupational Health Standard Part 382 “Nonionizing Radiation,” R 325.60701  
to R 325.60704.  
(p) Occupational Health Standard Part 430 “Hazard Communication,”  
R 325.77001 to R 325.77004.  
(q) Occupational Health Standard Part 681 “Radiation of Construction: Ionizing and  
Nonionizing,” R 325.68101 to R 325.68102.  
History: 2005 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2015 MR 10, Eff. May 28, 2015; 2016 AACS.  
R 408.41625 Rescinded.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41626 Rescinded.  
History: 1980 AACS; 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41627 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2013 AACS ; 2015 AACS.  
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R 408.41628 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41629 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41630 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41631 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41632 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41633 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41634 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 1996 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41635 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41636 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41637 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
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R 408.41638 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41639 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41640 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41641 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41642 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41643 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41644 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41645 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2010 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41646 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41647 Rescinded.  
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History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41648 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41649 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 1985 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41650 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41651 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41652 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41653 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41654 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41655 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41656 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
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R 408.41657 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
R 408.41658 Rescinded.  
History: 1982 AACS; 2013 AACS; 2015 AACS.  
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