Michigan Guide to Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations (June 2018)

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The "Michigan Guide to Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations" is a joint publication of the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy (EGLE) and the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA). Manufacturers, suppliers, consultants, and regulators can all benefit from this guide, which steers the reader through the maze of state and federal environmental, health, and safety regulatory programs. Although some reference is made to local building and fire codes, local requirements are not discussed in the guidebook in any detail. Be sure to contact your local government officials for information on applicable local requirements.

The guidebook is subdivided into three main sections: Environmental Regulations, Michigan Occupational Safety and Health Act (MIOSHA) Standards, and Construction and Fire Codes. Each chapter within each section targets a specific regulatory program. This Web site contains a complete version of the guidebook and allows you to download it by chapter.

The "Self-Assessment Survey" is a tool you can use to find which regulations are applicable to your specific operation. Simply answer each question in the survey "yes" or "no" to be directed to the portions of the book relevant to your business.

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Table of Contents 
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Section One: Environmental Regulations
Chapter 1: Air Quality Regulations 
Chapter 2: Waste Management 
Chapter 3: Wastewater 
Chapter 4: Material Storage and Transportation 
Chapter 5: SARA Title III - Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act 
Chapter 6: Environmental Emergencies 
Chapter 7: Sites of Environmental Contamination, Property Transfers, and Liability Issues 
Chapter 8: Activities At or Near the Land/Water Interface 
Chapter 9: Drinking Water 
Chapter 10: Radioactive Material Regulations 
Chapter 11: Geological Resources 
Chapter 12: Pollution Prevention/Environmental Management Systems

Section Two: MIOSHA Regulations
Part 1: Common Regulations for Safety and Health 
Chapter 13: Hazard Communication/Employee Right-To-Know
Chapter 14: MIOSHA Posting
Chapter 15: MIOSHA Record Keeping
Chapter 16: Personal Protective Equipment
Chapter 17: Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
Chapter 18: Permit-Required Confined Spaces
Chapter 19: Spray Finishing Operations

Part 2: MIOSHA Health Regulations 
Chapter 20: Air Contaminants
Chapter 21: Asbestos
Chapter 22: Bloodborne Infectious Diseases
Chapter 23: Emergency Response
Chapter 24: First Aid
Chapter 25: Sanitation
Chapter 26: Noise

Part 3: MIOSHA Safety Regulations 
Chapter 27: General Housekeeping Guidelines
Chapter 28: Machine Guarding Requirements
Chapter 29: Openings in Floors and Walls
Chapter 30: Fire Safety
Chapter 31: Electrical Safety
Chapter 32: Lockout/Tagout
Chapter 33: Powered Industrial Trucks
Chapter 34: Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Chapter 35: Other MIOSHA Safety Standards


Section Three: Construction & Fire Codes
Chapter 36: Construction Codes in Michigan 
Chapter 37: Local Fire Department 


Appendix A: Acronyms 
Appendix B: Definitions of Regulated Materials 
Appendix C: EGLE and MIOSHA Overview 
Appendix D: Federal and State Laws and Rules