(7) "Positioning device system" means a body belt or body harness rigged to allow
an employee to be supported on an elevated, vertical surface, such as a wall or column,
and work with both hands free while leaning.
(8) "Purlin, in systems-engineered metal buildings," means a "Z" or "C" shaped
member formed from sheet steel spanning between primary framing and supporting
(9) "Steel erection" means the construction, alteration, or repair of steel buildings,
bridges, and other structures, including the installation of metal decking and all planking
used during the process of erection.
History: 2007 AACS.
R 408.42806 Reference of standards.
Rule 2806. (1) The following occupational safety and health administrative
standards are referenced in this standard.Up to 5 copies of these standards may be
obtained at no charge from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic
Growth, MIOSHA Standards Section, 7150 Harris Drive, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing,
Michigan 48909-8143, or via the internet at:
time of adoption of these rules, is 4 cents per page.
(a) Construction Safety Standard Part 26. "Steel Erection" being R 408.42601 to R
408.42655 of the Michigan administrative code.
(b) Construction Safety Standard Part 45. "Fall Protection," being R 408.44501
to R 408.44502 of the Michigan administrative code.
History: 2007 AACS.
R 408.42809 Personnel hoisting.
Rule 2809. (1) All the provisions of construction safety standard Part 26. "Steel
Erection" being R 408.42601 to R 408.42655, which is referenced in R 408.42806,
apply to all hoisting.
(2) Riding the headache ball is prohibited except when the work area is
inaccessible or hazardous to reach by other means, a maximum of 2 connectors may ride
the headache ball to and from the workstation with the knowledge and consent of the
employer or the employer's designated representative. The connector or connectors
may be lifted to the workstation only when all of the following conditions exist:
(a) Connectors riding a load line standing platform shall be protected from falling
by a positioning device system or a personal fall arrest system as prescribed in
construction safety standard Part 45. "Fall Protection," R 408.44501 to R 408.44502
which is referenced in R 408.42806.
(b) The connector or connectors and his or her immediate supervisor, who shall
be a competent person, and the operator who will perform the lift shall verbally agree and
certify in writing that using the load line standing platform is the safest alternative.
They shall plan the lift together to minimize the transport distance. A minimum