1 MIOSHA-STD-1130 (10/15) For further information 10 Pages Ph: 517-284-7740. DEPARTMENT OF LICENSING AND REGULATORY AFFAIRS. DIRECTOR'S OFFICE. GENERAL INDUSTRY SAFETY STANDARDS. Filed with the Secretary of State on June 1, 1992 (as amended April 6, 2015). These rules become effective immediately upon filing with the Secretary of State unless adopted under section 33, 44, or 45a(6) of 1969 PA 306. Rules adopted under these sections become effective 7 days after filing with the Secretary of State. (By authority conferred on the director of the DEPARTMENT of LICENSING and REGULATORY affairs by sections 16 and 21 of 1974 PA 154, MCL and , and Executive Reorganization Order Nos. 1996-2, 2003-1, 2008-4, and 2011-4, MCL , , , and ). R , R , R , R , R , and R of the Michigan Administrative Code are amended, and R and R of the Code are added, as follows: PART 40. SAFETY-RELATED WORK PRACTICES. Table of Contents GENERAL PROVISIONS.
2 1 R Working on or near exposed R Scope.. 1 energized parts.. 5. R Referenced standards.. 2 R Working in confined or enclosed R Definition.. 2 work spaces that contain energized parts.. 7. R Training requirements .. 3 R Use of cord and plug-connected R Selection and use of work 4 equipment.. 7. R Working on or near exposed de- R Electric power and lighting circuits.. 8. energized parts.. 4 R Safeguards for personnel working in electrical hazard areas.. 8. GENERAL PROVISIONS. R Scope. Rule 4001. (1) The provisions of these rules regulate (d) Installations of optical fiber cable where such electrical safety-related work practices for both installations are made together with electric qualified persons, that is, those who have training in conductors. See R for training requirements avoiding the electrical hazards of working on or near that apply to qualified and unqualified persons. exposed energized parts, and unqualified persons, that (2) The provisions of these rules also regulate is, those who have little or no such training, who work work that is performed by unqualified persons on, near, on, near, or with any of the following installations: or with the installations listed in subrule (3)(a) to (d) of (a) Installations of electric conductors and this rule.
3 Equipment within or on buildings or other structures (3) The provisions of these rules do not apply to and on other premises such as yards, carnival, work that is performed by qualified persons on, or parking, and other lots, and industrial substations. directly associated with, any of the following (b) Installations of conductors that connect to the installations: supply of electricity. (c) Installations of other outside conductors on the premises. 1. (a) Installations for the generation, control, R Referenced standards. transformation, transmission, and distribution of electric Rule 4001a. The following Michigan occupational energy, including communication and metering, that safety and health standards (MIOSHA) are referenced are located in buildings used for such purposes or in these rules. Up to 5 copies of these standards may located outdoors. Work on, or directly associated with, be obtained at no charge from the DEPARTMENT of installations of utilization equipment that is used for a LICENSING and REGULATORY Affairs, MIOSHA REGULATORY purpose other than generating, transmitting, or Services Section, 7150 Harris Drive, Box 30643, distributing electric energy, such as installations which Lansing, MI, 48909-8143 or via the internet at website: are in office buildings, warehouses, garages, machine For quantities shops, or recreational buildings or which are other greater than 5, the cost, at the time of adoption of utilization installations that are not an integral part of a these rules, is 4 cents per page.
4 Generating installation, substation, or control center, is (a) General Industry Safety Standard Part 33. regulated pursuant to the provisions of subrule (1)(a) of Personal Protective Equipment, R to this rule. Work on, or directly associated with, R generation, transmission, or distribution installations (b) General Industry Safety Standard Part 37. includes any of the following: Accident Prevention Signs and Tags, R to (i) Work performed directly on such R installations, such as repairing overhead or (c) General Industry Safety Standard Part 39. underground distribution lines or repairing a feed-water Design Safety Standards for Electrical Systems, . pump for the boiler in a generating plant. R to R (ii) Work that is directly associated with such (d) General Industry Safety Standard Part 50. installations, such as line-clearance tree trimming and Telecommunications, R to R replacing utility poles. See the definition of line- (e) General Industry Safety Standard Part 86.
5 Clearance tree trimming in R Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and (iii) Work on electric utilization circuits in a Distribution, R to R generating plant provided if both of the following provisions apply: R Definition. (A) Such circuits are commingled with Rule 4001b. Line-clearance tree trimmer, means an installations of power generation equipment or circuits. employee who, through related training or on-the- job (B) The generation equipment or circuits experience, or both, is familiar with the special present greater electrical hazards than those posed by techniques and hazards involved in line-clearance tree the utilization equipment or circuits, such as exposure trimming. to higher voltages or lack of overcurrent protection. Note 1: An employee who is regularly assigned to (b) Installations of communication equipment to a line-clearance tree-trimming crew and who is the extent that the work is regulated by the provisions undergoing on-the-job training and who, in the course of General Industry Safety Standard Part 50 of such training, has demonstrated an ability to perform Telecommunications, as referenced in R duties safely at his or her level of training and who is (c) Installations in ships, watercraft, railway under the direct supervision of a line-clearance tree rolling stock, aircraft, or automotive vehicles other than trimmer is considered to be a line-clearance tree mobile homes and recreational vehicles.
6 Trimmer for the performance of those duties. (d) Installations of railways for the generation, Note 2: A line-clearance tree trimmer is not transformation, transmission, or distribution of power considered to be a qualified employee unless he or that is used exclusively for operating rolling stock or she has the training required for a qualified employee installations of railways used exclusively for signaling according to General Industry Safety Standard Part 86. and communication purposes. Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and (5) For work on or directly associated with Distribution, as referenced in R utilization installations, an employer who complies with However, according to General Industry Safety the work practices of General Industry Safety Standard Standard Part 86 Electric Power Generation, Part 86 Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Transmission, and Distribution, a line-clearance tree Distribution, as referenced in R , will be trimmer is considered to be a qualified employee.
7 Deemed to be in compliance with R and Tree trimming performed by these qualified R However, the requirements of employees shall not be subject to the electrical safety- R , R , R , and related work practice requirements contained in these R apply to all work on or directly associated rules. Also see R for information regarding with utilization installations, regardless of whether the the training an employee must have to be considered a work is performed by qualified or unqualified persons. qualified employee under these rules. 2. R Training requirements . (5) Qualified persons, that is, those who are Rule 4002. (1) The training requirements contained in permitted to work on or near exposed energized parts, this rule apply to employees who face a risk of electric shall, at a minimum, be trained in, and familiar with, all shock that is not reduced to a safe level by the of the following: electrical installation requirements of General Industry (a) The skills and techniques necessary to Safety Standard Part 39 Design Safety Standards for distinguish exposed live parts from other parts of Electrical Systems, as referenced in R electric equipment.
8 (2) Employees who are in occupations that are (b) The skills and techniques necessary to listed in table 1 face such a risk of electric shock and determine the nominal voltage of exposed live parts. are required to be trained. Other employees who also (c) The clearance distances specified in may reasonably be expected to face a comparable risk R and the corresponding voltages to which of injury due to electric shock or other electrical the qualified person will be exposed. For the purposes hazards shall also be trained. of these rules, a person shall have the training that is (3) Employees shall be trained in, and familiar required by the provisions of this subrule to be with, the safety-related work practices required by considered a qualified person. Qualified persons these rules that pertain to their respective job whose work on energized equipment involves either assignments. direct contact or contact by means of tools or materials (4) Employees who are regulated by the shall also have the training that is needed to meet the provisions of subrules (1) to (3) of this rule, but who are requirements of R (2).
9 Not qualified persons, shall also be trained in, and (6) The training that is required by this rule shall familiar with, any electrically related safety practices be classroom or on-the-job training. The degree of which are not specifically addressed by these rules, but training provided shall be determined by the risk to the which are necessary for employee safety. employee. (7) Table 1 reads as follows: TABLE 1. TYPICAL OCCUPATIONAL CATEGORIES OF EMPLOYEES WHO FACE. A HIGHER THAN NORMAL RISK OF ELECTRICAL ACCIDENT. Occupation: Blue collar supervisors*. Electrical and electronic engineers*. Electrical and electronic equipment assemblers*. Electrical and electronic technicians*. Electricians Industrial machine operators*. Material handling equipment operators*. Mechanics and repairers*. Painters*. Riggers and roustabouts*. Stationary engineers*. Welders *Workers in these groups do not need to be trained if their work or the work of those they supervise does not bring them or the employees they supervise close enough to exposed parts of electric circuits that operate at 50 volts or more to ground for a hazard to exist.
10 3. R Selection and use of work practices. R Working on or near exposed de- Rule 4003. (1) When work is performed near or on energized parts. equipment or circuits which are or may be energized, Rule 4004. (1) This rule applies to work on exposed safety related work practices shall be employed to de-energized parts and to work that is near enough to prevent electric shock or other injuries resulting from exposed de-energized parts to expose an employee to either direct or indirect electrical contacts. The specific any electrical hazard the parts present. Conductors safety-related work practices shall be consistent with and parts of electric equipment that have been de- the nature and extent of the associated electrical energized, but have not been locked out in accordance hazards. with the provisions of subrule (2) of this rule, shall be (2) Live parts to which an employee may be treated as energized parts and the provisions of exposed shall be de-energized before the employee R apply to work on or near such parts.