DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARD
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of licensing and regulatory
affairs by sections 16 and 21 of the Michigan occupational safety and health act, 1974 PA
154, MCL 408.1016 and 408.1021, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-2,
2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL 445.2001, 445.2011, 445.2025, and 445.2030)
PART 7. GUARDS FOR POWER TRANSMISSION
R 408.10701 Scope.
Rule 701. This part applies to all equipment used in the transmission of power,
excluding the point of operation.
History: 1979 AC.
R 408.10702 Referenced standard.
Rule 702. The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA)
standard General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 2. “Walking-Working
Surfaces,” R 408.10201 to R 408.10241, is referenced in these rules. Up to 5 copies of
this standard may be obtained at no charge from the Michigan Department of Licensing
and Regulatory Affairs, MIOSHA Regulatory Services Section, 530 West Allegan Street,
P.O. Box 30643, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-8143 or via the internet at the following
the time of adoption of these rules, is 4 cents per page.
History: 2016 AACS; 2019 AACS.
R 408.10703 Definitions; B to G.
Rule 703. (1) "Belt" includes any power transmission belt, including, but not
limited to, a flat belt, round belt, and V-belt, overhead chain and link belt. It does not
include a conveyor belt.
(2) "Belt pole" means a device used in shifting belts on and off fixed pulleys on a
line or countershaft if there are no loose pulleys.
(3) "Belt shifter" means a device for mechanically shifting belts from tight to
loose idler pulleys or vice versa, or for shifting belts on cones of speed pulleys.
(4) "Exposed to contact" means that the location of an object is such that a
person might come into contact with it and be injured.