Michigan has adopted the federal design safety standards for electrical systems for general industry workplaces (MAC r. 408.13902) by reference, and the state’s electrical safe work practice standards mirror federal standards (MAC r. 408.14001 to 408.14009). The state has adopted a general industry rule for the use of testing equipment by qualified persons that is stricter than the federal rules for electrical safety-related work practices.
The Michigan Department of Energy, Labor & Economic Growth/Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) administers and enforces workplace safety and health standards for private and public sector workplaces in the state.
WORK ON OR NEAR EXPOSED ENERGIZED PARTS
MAC r. 408.14005
Qualified persons must be familiar with the proper use of testing equipment in addition to the techniques, protective equipment, tools, and materials required by the federal electrical safety rule (29 CFR 1910.333(c)).