Michigan Material Handling - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Michigan Material Handling - General: What you need to know

Michigan has adopted the federal material-handling requirements for general industry workplaces, and has adopted its own rules that are stricter than federal rules for powered industrial trucks (forklifts); crawler, locomotive, truck, overhead, and gantry cranes; and for slings. Michigan has adopted the federal requirements for derricks (MAC r. 408.11301) and for rim wheel servicing (MAC r. 408.17235 to 408.17237).

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See the state Cranes, Derricks, and Slings and Forklifts topics for more information.

The Michigan Department of Labor and 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.


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