The Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 requires MIOSHA to
promulgate standards that are at least as effective as those promulgated under Section 6 of the Act;
Sections 19 and 21 of 1974 PA 154, and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-2, 2003-1,
2008-4, 2011-4, 2019-3, MCL 445.2001, 445.2011, 445.2025, 445.2030, and 125.1998.
B. Are the rules mandated by any applicable constitutional or statutory provision? If so, please
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act, 1974 PA 154, MCL 408.1014(5).
9. Please describe the extent to which the rules conflict with or duplicate similar rules,
compliance requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, regional, or federal level.
MIOSHA is not aware of any rules that conflict with or duplicate similar rules, compliance
requirements, or other standards adopted at the state, or regional. These rules are duplicative in
order to be as effective as federal OSHA regulations.
10. Is the subject matter of the rules currently contained in any guideline, handbook, manual,
instructional bulletin, form with instructions, or operational memoranda?
None that MIOSHA is aware.
11. Are the rules listed on the department’s annual regulatory plan as rules to be processed
for the current year?
12. Will the proposed rules be promulgated under Section 44 of the Administrative Procedures
Act, 1969 PA 306, MCL 24.244, or under the full rulemaking process?
MCL 24.244 (2)
A. Explain why the rules are being promulgated under 24.244.
These rules are being amended, in order to be as effective as the federal Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA).