MiOSHA Information

Updated 05/08/2018

Q. When will MiOSHA start enforcing the silica standards?
A. MiOSHA began enforcing the standards on September 23d, 2017. Check here for a pdf of Part 690 of the Michigan Construction Health Standards.This standard is identical to OSHA Title 29 CFR, Section 1926.1153. A sample control plan can be found here. A PowerPoint presentation is available here.
APF information here.


Q. Can I get fall protection training on line?
A. Yes. MIOSHA has a residential fall protection webcast here.

Beware the Ides of March!
As of March 15th, 2013, all extensions delaying implementation of the new rules have expired.
Here is the MIOSHA enforcement directive.

The following is a list of the latest MIOSHA directives:
Residential Fall Protection Initiative MIOSHA Residential Fall Protection Webcast
Residential Fall Protection Initiative Press Release (April 4, 2011)
Residential Fall Protection Letter (pdf)
Residential Fall Protection Fact Sheet (doc / pdf)
Residential Fall Protection Compliance Criteria - COM-04-1R1
Updated Enforcement Policy for Residential Fall Protection
Part 45. Fall Protection Standard (pdf)
Sample Fall Protection Plan for Residential Construction Work (CET #0184)
MIOSHA Fatal Facts: Falls that Kill (doc / pdf)

Highlights of the Fall Protection Standard Fact Sheet (doc / pdf)
Falls - Unprotected Sides, Openings, & Floor Holes (doc)
Threshold Heights Requiring Fall Prevention/Protection (Const & GI)
Fall Prevention/Protection Resources
Fall Protection Q&A


The following is an alphabetical listing of fall protection equipment suppliers. This list is provided as an informational service only. No recommendation or endorsement is to be construed.

AMSI Supply
Capital Safety - Residential (Roofers)
Capital Safety - Construction (Heavy)
Garlock Safety Systems
Guardian Fall Protection
HUGSafety
InCord Safety netting
Miller Personal Fall Protection Products
North by Honeywell 
SAFETY Harness Gear
Safety Maker - Safety Boot Guardrail System
Safe-T Ladder - Ladder walk through railing
Safe-T-Strap
Wall Walker

Additional resources
PowerPoint presentations covering the basics. NOTE: Michigan has modified some rules. See below.
Residential Fall Protection - A MIOSHA presentation
Good Faith fine reductions
OSHA FACT SHEET
OSHA Q&A for Construction