DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS  
DIRECTOR’S OFFICE  
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARD  
By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory  
affairs by sections 16 and 21 of 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1016 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)  
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARD  
PART 2. WALKING-WORKING SURFACES  
R 408.10201 Scope.  
Rule 201. This standard applies to all general industry workplaces. This standard covers  
all walking-working surfaces unless specifically excluded by an individual section of this  
standard.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10202 Adoption of federal standard.  
Rule 202. (1) The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  
regulation 29 C.F.R. 1910 Subpart D “Walking-Working Surfaces,” as amended  
November 18, 2016, is adopted by reference in these rules.  
(2) The regulation 29 C.F.R. 1910 Subpart D “Walking-Working Surfaces” includes all  
of the following:  
(a) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.21 “Scope and definitions.”  
(b) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.22 “General requirements.”  
(c) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.23 “Ladders.”  
(d) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.24 “Step bolts and manhole steps.”  
(e) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.25 “Stairways.”  
(f) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.26 “Dockboards.”  
(g) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.27 “Scaffolds and rope descent systems.”  
(h) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.28 “Duty to have fall protection and falling object protection.”  
(i) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.29 “Fall protection systems and falling object protection—  
criteria and practices.”  
(j) 29 C.F.R. Part §1910.30 “Training requirements.”  
(3) A reference to §1910.66(j) “Powered platforms for building maintenance,” means  
General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 5 “Powered Platforms for Building  
Maintenance,” R 408.10592.  
November 29, 2016  
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(4) A reference to §1910.67(c)(2)(v) “Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work  
platforms,” means General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 58 “Aerial Work  
Platforms,” R 408.15836(1).  
(5) A reference to §1910.140 “Personal fall protection systems,” means General  
Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 33 “Personal Protective Equipment.”  
(6) A reference to §1910.145 “Specifications for accident prevention signs and tags,”  
means General Industry Safety Standard Part 37 “Accident Prevention Signs and Tags.”  
(7) A reference to §1910.268 “Telecommunications,” means General Industry Safety  
and Health Standard Part 50 “Telecommunications for General Industry.”  
(8) A reference to §1910.269 “Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and  
Distribution,” means General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 86 “Electric  
Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution.”  
(9) A reference to §1926.502 “Fall protection systems criteria and practices,” means  
Construction Safety Standard Part 45 “Fall Protection.”  
(10) A reference to §1926.503 “Training requirements,” means Construction Safety  
Standard Part 45 “Fall Protection.”  
(11) A reference to 1910 Subpart I “Personal Protective Equipment,” means General  
Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 33 “Personal Protective Equipment.”  
(12) A reference to 1926 Subpart L “Scaffolds,” means Construction Safety Standard  
Part 12 “Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms,” and Construction Safety Standard Part 32  
“Aerial Work Platforms”  
(13) A reference to 1926 Subpart M “Fall Protection,” means Construction Safety  
Standard Part 45 “Fall Protection.”  
(14) The availability information for the OSHA standards adopted in these rules is in  
R 408.10204 and MIOSHA standards referenced in these rules are in R 408.10205.  
(15) The adopted federal regulations shall have the same force and effect as a rule  
promulgated under the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1974 PA 154,  
MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094.  
History: 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10203 Effective Dates.  
Rule 203. The following are the effective dates of the adopted OSHA standards in  
Michigan:  
(a) A reference to January 17, 2017, means the effective date of this standard in  
Michigan, which is 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State.  
(b) A reference to May 17, 2017, means four months after the effective date of this  
standard in Michigan, which is 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State.  
(c) A reference to November 20, 2017, means 10 months after the effective date of this  
standard in Michigan, which is 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State.  
(d) A reference to November 19, 2018, means November 19, 2018.  
(e) A reference to November 18, 2036, means November 18, 2036.  
History: 2018 AACS.  
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R 408.10204 Availability of OSHA adopted regulations.  
Rule 204. (1) The OSHA regulations 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.  
(2) The regulations 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.  
(3) The regulations 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, at the cost charged in this rule, plus $20.00 for shipping and handling.  
History: 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10205 MIOSHA referenced standards.  
Rule 205. The following Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration  
(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, at the time of  
adoption of these rules, is 4 cents per page.  
(a) Construction Safety Standard Part 12 “Scaffolds and Scaffold Platforms,”  
R 408.41201 to R 408.41264.  
(b) Construction Safety Standard Part 32 “Aerial Work Platforms,” R 408.43201 to  
R 408.43220.  
(c) Construction Safety Standard Part 45 “Fall Protection,” R 408.44501 to  
R 408.44502.  
(d) General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 5 “Powered Platforms for Building  
Maintenance,” R 408.10501 to R 408.10592.  
(e) General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 33 “Personal Protective  
Equipment,” R 408.13301 to R 408.13398.  
(f) General Industry Safety Standard Part 37 “Accident Prevention Signs and Tags,”  
R 408.13701 to R 408.13738.  
(g) General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 50 “Telecommunications for  
General Industry,” R 408.15001 to R 408.15004.  
(h) General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 58 “Aerial Work Platforms,”  
R 408.15801 to R 408.15842.  
(i) General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 86 “Electric Power Generation,  
Transmission, and Distribution,” R 408.18601 to R 408.18605.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
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R 408.10206 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10207 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10208 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10211 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10213 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10215 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10217 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10219 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10220 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10221 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
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R 408.10223 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10227 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10228 Rescinded.  
History: 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10230 Rescinded.  
History: 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10231 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10232 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10233 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10235 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10236 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10237 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
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R 408.10239 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.  
R 408.10240 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 1989 AACS; 2018 AACS.  
R 408. 10241 Rescinded.  
History: 1979 AC; 2018 AACS.