DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY  
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE  
GENERAL INDUSTRY AND CONSTRUCTION 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 Order Nos.  
1996-1, 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, 2011-4, and 2019-3, MCL 330.3101, 445.2001,  
445.2011, 445.2025, 445.2030, and 125.1998)  
PART 451. RESPIRATORY PROTECTION  
R 325.60051 Scope and application.  
Rule 1. (1) In the control of occupational diseases caused by breathing air contaminated  
with harmful dusts, fog, fumes, mists, gases, smokes, spray, or vapors, the primary  
objective shall be to prevent atmospheric contamination. The prevention of atmospheric  
contamination shall be accomplished, as far as feasible, by accepted engineering control  
measures. When effective engineering controls are not feasible, or while they are being  
instituted, appropriate respirators shall be used pursuant to these rules.  
(2) The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s regulations on  
respiratory protection promulgated by the United States Department of Labor and  
codified at 29 CFR 1910.134, “Respiratory Protection,” as amended on September 26,  
2019, are adopted by reference in these rules.  
(3) 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.  
(4) The OSHA regulations adopted by reference in subrule (2) of this rule are available  
from the United States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health  
Administration, via the internet at website www.osha.gov, at no charge as of the time of  
adoption of these rules.  
(5) The standards adopted in subrule (2) of this rule are also available for inspection at  
the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, MIOSHA, Standards and FOIA  
Section, 530 W. Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-8143.  
(6) Copies of the standards adopted in subrule (2) of this rule may be obtained from the  
publisher or may also be obtained from the Department of Labor and Economic  
Opportunity, MIOSHA, Standards and FOIA Section, 530 W. 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: 1998-2000 AACS; 2014 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Apr. 26, 2021.  
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R 325.60052 Rescinded.  
History: 1998-2000 AACS; 2005 AACS; 2007 AACS; 2014 AACS; 2021 MR 8, Eff. Apr. 26, 2021.  
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