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Michigan regulations that apply to working in Calvin College biology laboratories

Note:  Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the Act) encourages States to develop and operate their own job safety and health programs. Michigan has a State plan. OSHA approves and monitors State plans and provides up to 50 percent of an approved plan's operating costs. States must set job safety and health standards that are "at least as effective as" comparable federal standards. (Most States adopt standards identical to federal ones.) States have the option to promulgate standards covering hazards not addressed by federal standards. Therefore, by complying with Michigan regulations, Calvin
College is also upholding the Federal safety, health and environmental standards.

Compliance Regulations

Links to sections of the Michigan Manufacturers' Guide to Environmental, Health, and Safety Regulations (June 2008)

Environmental Regulations

Air Quality Regulations
Waste Management Wastewater
Material Storage and Transportation
SARA Title III - Emergency Planning and
Community Right-to-Know Act 
Environmental Emergencies
Activities At or Near the Land/Water Interface
Drinking Water
Radioactive Material Regulations  
Pollution Prevention/Environmental Management Systems

MIOSHA Regulations

Hazard Communication/Employee Right-To-Know;
Personal Protective Equipment
Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals
The Laboratory Standard
Air Contaminants
Bloodborne Infectious Diseases
Emergency Response
First Aid
General Housekeeping Guidelines
Fire Safety
Electrical Safety
Flammable and Combustible Liquids
Local Fire Department

Federal and State Laws and Rules


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