Michigan PPE - General laws & safety compliance analysis

Michigan PPE - General: What you need to know

Michigan has adopted personal protective equipment (PPE) rules in general industry workplaces that mirror federal rules for the following workplace activities and body parts:

  • Electrical (MAC r. 408.13387)
  • Hand protection, except welding, cutting, or brazing operations (MAC r. 408.13392)
  • Hazard assessment, employee training, and PPE selection (MAC r. 408.13301 to 408.13310 (physical hazards) and MAC r. 325.60001 to 325.60007 (health hazards))
  • Eye, skin, or lung absorption (capable of causing injury or impairment in the function of any part of the body through absorption, inhalation, or contact with the eyes or skin) (MAC r. 325.60001 to 325.60022)
  • Noise exposure (hearing protection) (MAC r. 325.60101 to 325.60131)
  • Respiratory protection (MAC r. 325.60052)

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Stricter than federal rules. The state has adopted its own PPE rules for general industry workplaces that are stricter than federal rules for the following workplace activities and body parts:

  • Physical hazards to head, body, feet, face, and eyes
  • Welding operations

See the state Head Protection, Foot Protection, and Eye and Face Protection topics for more information about corresponding state PPE requirements that are stricter than federal rules.

See the state Welding, Cutting, and Brazing topic for more information about additional helmet and hand protection requirements for "hot work" operations.

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.

MAC r. 408.13394

An employer must ensure that an employee who is required to work so that his or her ...

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