DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
GENERAL INDUSTRY AND CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH
(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.