DEPARTMENT OF LABOR AND ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY  
DIRECTOR'S OFFICE  
GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARD  
Filed with the secretary of state on April 20, 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 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)  
R 325.51401 of the Michigan Administrative Code is amended, as follows:  
PART 302. VINYL CHLORIDE  
R 325.51401 Scope, application, adoption, and availability of standards.  
Rule 1. (1) These rules specify the requirements for the control of employee  
exposure to vinyl chloride (chloroethene), Chemical Abstracts Service Registry No.  
75014.  
(2) These rules apply to the manufacture, reaction, packaging, repackaging, storage,  
handling, or use of vinyl chloride or polyvinyl chloride, but do not apply to the handling  
or use of fabricated products made of polyvinyl chloride.  
(3) These rules apply to the transportation of vinyl chloride or polyvinyl chloride,  
except to the extent that the United States Department of Transportation regulates the  
hazards covered by these rules.  
(4) The following federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)  
regulations are adopted by reference in these rules:  
(a) 29 CFR 1910.1017 “Vinyl chloride,” as amended May 14, 2019.  
(b) 29 CFR 1910.1017, appendix A “Supplemental medical information,” as  
amended February 13, 1996.  
(5) A reference to 29 CFR 1910.134 means General Industry and Construction  
Safety and Health Standard Part 451. “Respiratory Protection.”  
(6) A reference to 29 CFR 1910.1200 means Occupational Health Standard Part 430.  
“Hazard Communication.”  
(7) A reference to 29 CFR 1910.1020 means General Industry and Construction  
Safety and Health Standard Part 470. “Employee Medical Records and Trade Secrets.”  
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(8) The adopted federal regulations 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.  
(9) The OSHA regulations adopted in these rules are available from the United  
States Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration website,  
www.osha.gov, at no charge, as of the time of adoption of these rules.  
(10) The standards adopted in these rules are 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.  
(11) The standards adopted in these rules may be obtained from the publisher or 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 handling.  
(12) The following Michigan occupational safety and health administration  
(MIOSHA) standards are referenced in these rules. Up to 5 copies of these standards may  
be obtained at no charge 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 or via the internet at the following website:  
www.michigan.gov/mioshastandards. For quantities greater than 5, the cost, as of the  
time of adoption of these rules, is 4 cents per page.  
(a) General Industry and Construction Safety and Health Standard Part 451.  
“Respiratory Protection,” R 325.60051 to R 325.60052.  
(b) Occupational Health Standard Part 430. “Hazard Communication,”  
R 325.77001 to R 325.77004.  
(c) General Industry and Construction Safety and Health Standard Part 470.  
“Employee Medical Records and Trade Secrets,” R 325.3451 to R 325.3476.