PUBLIC HEALTH CODE (EXCERPT)
Act 368 of 1978
333.5601 “Occupational disease” defined; general definitions and principles of construction.
(1) As used in this part, “occupational disease” means an illness of the human body arising out of and in the course of an individual's employment and having 1 or more of the following characteristics:
(a) It is caused by a frequently repeated or continuous exposure to a hazardous substance or agent or to a specific industrial practice which is hazardous and which has continued over an extended period of time.
(b) It is caused by an acute exposure to a hazardous substance or agent.
(c) It presents symptoms characteristic of an occupational disease known to have resulted in other cases from the same type of specific exposure.
(2) In addition, article 1 contains general definitions and principles of construction applicable to all articles in this code and part 51 contains definitions applicable to this part.
History: 1978, Act 368, Eff. Sept. 30, 1978
Compiler's Notes: For transfer of powers and duties of the division of occupational health in the bureau of environmental and occupational health, with the exception of dry cleaning unit, from the department of public health to the director of the department of labor, see E.R.O. No. 1996-1, compiled at MCL 330.3101 of the Michigan Compiled Laws.
Popular Name: Act 368
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