DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARD
Filed with the secretary of state on May 6, 2021
These rules take effect immediately upon filing with the secretary of state unless adopted
under section 33, 44, or 45a(6) of the administrative procedures act of 1969, 1969 PA 306,
MCL 24.233, 24.244, or 24.245a. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7
days after filing with the secretary of state.
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of labor and economic
opportunity 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, 2011-4, and 2019-3, MCL 445.2001, 445.2011, 445.2025, 445.2030, and
R 408.14901 and R 408.14923 of the Michigan Administrative Code are amended, and R
408.14902 is rescinded, as follows:
PART 49. SLINGS
R 408.14901 Scope and adoption of standard.
Rule 4901. (1) This part sets forth the requirements for slings and their construction,
care, and use in, around, and about a place of employment. Types of slings included in this
part are chain, wire rope, metal mesh, 3-strand natural or synthetic rope, and synthetic web
made from nylon, polyester, and polypropylene.
(2) The following standard is adopted by reference in these rules, American Society of
Mechanical Engineers Standard ASME B-30.9 “Slings,” 1990 edition. This standard may be
purchased from IHS Global, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, Colorado, 80112, USA,
cost as of the time of adoption of these amendments of $60.00.
(3) The standard adopted in subrule (2) of this rule is also available for inspection at the
Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity, MIOSHA, Standards and FOIA Section,
530 West Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing, Michigan, 48909-8143.
(4) Copies of the standard 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 West Allegan Street, P.O. Box 30643, Lansing,
Michigan, 48909-8143, at the cost charged in this rule, plus $20.00 for shipping and
February 4, 2021