COMPARISON: STATE VS. FEDERAL
Both private and public sector employers are subject to state workplace safety and health requirements. The state has adopted the federal hazard communication, or worker right-to-know, requirements in their entirety. The state, however, has added some requirements that are stricter than federal standards for employee access to and posting of safety data sheets (SDSs)—formerly material safety data sheets (MSDSs)—identification of pipes, and disclosure of trade secret information. See the state section SAFETY DATA SHEET for information about stricter state SDS requirements. See the national section HAZARD COMMUNICATION STANDARD analysis for detailed information about federal requirements.
For information on other occupational safety and health requirements in Michigan, see the national section HAZWOPER analysis and the state section OSHA analysis.
The Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration (MIOSHA) administers and enforces hazard communication requirements in both private and public sector workplaces in Michigan.
PIPES AND PIPINGSYSTEMS
Michigan Compiled Laws (MCL) 408.1014c
Pipes or piping systems that contain a hazardous chemical must be identified to an employee by a label or sign, placard, written operating instructions, process sheet, batch ticket, or a substance identification system that conveys the same information required to be displayed on a label.
The employer must provide at least one label, sign, placard, set of written operating instructions, process sheet, batch ticket, or a substance identification system selected by the employer and readily accessible to each employee at a location in the workplace designated by the employer.