Michigan Office of Administrative Hearings and Rules  
Administrative Rules Division (ARD)  
611 W. Ottawa Street  
Lansing, MI 48909  
Phone: 517-335-8658 Fax: 517-335-9512  
REQUEST FOR RULEMAKING (RFR)  
1. Department:  
Labor and Economic Opportunity  
2. Bureau:  
MIOSHA  
3. Promulgation type:  
MCL 24.244 (2)  
4. Title of proposed rule set:  
General Industry Safety and Health Standard Part.554 Bloodborne Infectious Diseases  
5. Rule numbers or rule set range of numbers:  
R 325.70001 to R 325.70018  
6. Estimated time frame:  
6 months  
Name of person filling out RFR:  
Daniela Garza  
E-mail of person filling out RFR:  
Phone number of person filling out RFR:  
517-284-7738  
Address of person filling out RFR:  
530 West Allegan Street, Lansing MI, 48933  
7. Describe the general purpose of these rules, including any problems the changes are intended  
to address.  
These rules, GI Part 554. Bloodborne Infectious Diseases give direction to employers and  
employees on protecting Michigan employees from safety and health hazards in the workplace on  
a variety of subjects.  
These rules are being amended in order to be as effective as the federal Occupational Safety and  
Health Administration (OSHA) standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 “Bloodborne pathogens.”  
In addition, this rule set is being amended in order to make editorial and administrative revisions  
and required under the standard improvement project issued by federal OSHA.  
8. Please cite the specific promulgation authority for the rules (i.e. department director,  
commission, board, etc.).  
The director of the department has the specific promulgation authority for the rules.  
A. Please list all applicable statutory references (MCLs, Executive Orders, etc.).  
MCL 24.239  
RFR-Page 2  
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, and 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  
explain.  
Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act of 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.  
These proposed changes are duplicative of rules in OSHA regulation 29 CFR 1910.1030  
“Bloodborne pathogens.”  
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 of.  
11. Are the rules listed on the department’s annual regulatory plan as rules to be processed  
for the current year?  
No  
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 OSHA.  
MCL 24.239