Public Hearing for Proposed Rules - CS Part 14 Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams - May 1, 2019

Public Hearing for Proposed Rules

Public Hearing for CS Part 14 Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams  

The Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Administration, will hold a public hearing at the following time and location to allow comment by interested persons on proposed changes to MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Standard Part 14 Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams administrative rules:

 

Date:        Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

Time:        9:30 a.m.

Location: Ottawa Building

                  Upper Level Conference Room 6

                  611 West Ottawa Street,

                  Lansing, Michigan 48933

Notice of Public Hearing

Revision text of the proposed rules   

Regulatory Impact Statement

MIOSHA Construction Safety and Health Standard Part 14 Tunnels, Shafts, Caissons, and Cofferdams gives direction to employers and employees on protecting Michigan employees from health and safety hazards in the workplace when using tunnels, shafts, caissons, and cofferdams.  The proposed rules are intended to continue to meet current OSHA requirements and to enhance the safety and health of employees through clarification of the following rules:

  • R 408.41405 Applicability.
  • R 408.41464 (1) Advance notice of tunnel excavation.
  • R 408.41471 (8) Ground support; inspections; repairs.

In addition, a definition for “auger boring and jacking” is being added to R 408.41455(2) Definitions; A to H.   Also, minor editorial and formatting changes are being made.  The proposed rules are being amended to be more in line with the work that is being done by Michigan employers and employees.   

Questions or comments concerning this information should be sent to Dena Hendon at hendond@michigan.gov