DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARD
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of labor and economic
opportunity by sections 14, 16, 19, 21, and 24 of the Michigan occupational safety and
health act, 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1014, 408.1016, 408.1019, 408.1021, 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 620. VENTILATION CONTROL FOR CONSTRUCTION
R 325.62001 Scope, adoption, and availability of standards.
Rule 1. (1) The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
regulations 29 CFR 1926.57 “Ventilation,” as amended January 8, 1998, are adopted by
reference in these rules.
(2) The scope for this standard is all of the following:
(a) 1926.57(a) applies to general ventilation information.
(b) 1926.57(b) applies to local exhaust ventilation.
(c) 1926.57(c) applies to the design and operation for ventilation.
(d) 1926.57(d) applies to the duration of operations for ventilation.
(e) 1926.57(e) applies to the disposal of exhaust materials.
(f) 1926.57(f) applies to all operations where an abrasive is forcibly applied to a
surface by pneumatic or hydraulic pressure, or by centrifugal force. It does not apply to
steam blasting, or steam cleaning, or hydraulic cleaning methods where work is done
without the aid of abrasives.
(g) 1926.57(g) prescribes the use of exhaust hood enclosures and systems in removing
dust, dirt, fumes, and gases generated through the grinding, polishing, or buffing of
ferrous and nonferrous metals.
(h) 1926.57(h) applies to the use of spray booths or spray rooms that are to be used to
enclose or confine all spray finishing operations covered by 1926.57(h). These rules do
not apply to the spraying of the exteriors of buildings, fixed tanks, or similar structures,
nor to small portable spraying apparatus not used repeatedly in the same location.
(i) 1926.57(i) applies to all operations involving the immersion of materials in liquids,
or in the vapors of such liquids, for the purpose of cleaning or altering their surfaces, or
adding or imparting a finish thereto, or changing the character of the materials, and their
subsequent removal from the liquids or vapors, draining, and drying. Such operations
include washing, electroplating, anodizing, pickling, quenching, dyeing, dipping, tanning,
dressing, bleaching, degreasing, alkaline cleaning, stripping, rinsing, digesting, and other
similar operations, but do not include molten materials handling operations, or surface