Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity  
Administrative Rules for General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 73. Fire Brigades  
Rule Set 2022-44 LE  
Wednesday, June 14, 2023  
10:00 AM  
Ottawa Building, Upper Level, Conference Room 2  
611 W. Ottawa St., Lansing MI, 48933  
The Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity will hold a public hearing to receive public  
comments on proposed changes to the General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part 73. Fire  
Brigades rule set.  
On July 31, 2020, MCL 408.1014r was added to the Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1974  
PA 154, to require the Director of LEO to promulgate rules regarding a firefighter’s use of firefighting  
foam concentrates containing Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). These new rules are included in the  
proposed changes.  
Several of the current rules that reference older versions of NFPA standards have been updated to a  
newer version of the standards. These updated references and requirements can be viewed with other  
proposed amendments at the link provided below.  
(By authority conferred on the director of the department of labor and economic opportunity by sections  
14r, 16, and 21 of the Michigan occupational safety and health act, 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1014r,  
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 125.1998).  
The proposed rules will take effect immediately after filing with the Secretary of State. The proposed  
issue of the Michigan Register. Copies of these proposed rules may also be obtained by mail or  
electronic mail at the following email address:  
Comments on these proposed rules may be made at the hearing, by mail, or by electronic mail at the  
following addresses until 6/14/2023 at 05:00PM.  
Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity MIOSHA, Technical Services Division, Standards and  
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) Section  
530 West Allegan Street – P.O. Box 30643 – Lansing MI 48909-8143  
The public hearing will be conducted in compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act. If the  
hearing is held at a physical location, the building will be accessible with handicap parking available.  
Anyone needing assistance to take part in the hearing due to disability may call 517-284-7740 to make