DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARD
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of labor and economic
opportunity by sections 14 and 24 of the Michigan occupational safety and health act,
1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1014 and 408.1024, and Executive Reorganization Orders Nos.
1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, 2011-4, and 2019-3, MCL 445.2001, 445.2011, 445.2025,
445.2030, and 125.1998)
PART 315. CHROMIUM (VI) IN GENERAL INDUSTRY
R 325.50141 Scope, application, adoption, and availability of standards.
Rule 1. (1) As used in these rules:
(a) "Assistant Secretary" means the director of the department of labor and
economic opportunity or his or her designated representative.
(b) "1910.134” means General Industry and Construction Safety and Health
Standard Part 451. “Respiratory Protection.”
(c) "1910.1200," means Occupational Health Standard Part 430. “Hazard
(d) "1910.141,” means General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 474.
(2) This standard applies to all occupational exposures to chromium (VI) in all
forms and compounds in general industry, except for any of the following:
(a) Exposures that occur in the application of pesticides regulated by the
Environmental Protection Agency or another federal or state government agency, such as
the treatment of wood with preservatives.
(b) Exposures to portland cement.
(c) Where the employer has objective data demonstrating that a material containing
chromium or a specific process, operation, or activity involving chromium cannot release
dusts, fumes, or mists of chromium (VI) in concentrations at or above 0.5 µg/m3 as an 8-
hour time-weighted average (TWA) under any expected conditions of use.
(3) This standard does not apply to construction work as defined by the Michigan
occupational safety and health act, 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094. Exposure
to chromium (VI) in construction work is covered by Construction Safety and Health
Standard Part 604. “Chromium (VI) in Construction.”
(4) The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulation
29 CFR 1910.1026, “Chromium (VI),” amended May 14, 2019, is adopted by reference
in these rules.
(5) The federal regulation adopted in this rule has the same force and effect as a rule
promulgated pursuant to the provisions of the Michigan occupational safety and health
act (MIOSHA), 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1001 to 408.1094.