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Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Policy for Transitioning to Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program (SNAP) Termination
Document Number: 2020-25770
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA issues a final policy for transitioning to the termination of the Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program.
Grain Handling Facilities; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-25716
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-23
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the standard on Grain Handling Facilities.
Advisory Committee Regulation
Document Number: 2020-23620
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-11-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health was formed in 1995 as a discretionary committee under Section 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) to advise, consult with, and make recommendations on matters relating to the maritime industry. On December 20, 2019, the President signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, which establishes a Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) as a statutorily-mandated entity of indefinite duration. In this final rule, OSHA amends the regulation on advisory committee policies and procedures to implement this change in the authority for MACOSH.
Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators; Posting Requirements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-24978
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Material Hoists, and Elevators; Posting Requirements.
Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-24977
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH): Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2020-24728
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for ACCSH.
The Mechanical Power Presses Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-23816
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard.
Preparations for the 39th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
Document Number: 2020-23366
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice is to advise interested persons that OSHA will conduct a virtual public meeting in advance of certain international meetings. The first meeting will be held in advance of the official 39th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held as a hybrid (in-person and virtual) meeting in early December 9-11, 2020, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting.
Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-23266
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the collection of information contained in the Standard on Excavations (Design of Cave-in Protection Systems).
Steel Erection Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-23027
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Steel Erection Standard.
Powered Industrial Trucks Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-22884
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Powered Industrial Trucks Standard. The information collection requirements address truck design, construction and modification, as well as certification of training and evaluation for truck operators.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2020-21760
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-10-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for NACOSH.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-21278
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
QAI Laboratories, Ltd.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-20953
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for QAI Laboratories, Ltd., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
DEKRA Certification Inc.: Grant of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2020-20877
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to grant recognition to DEKRA Certification, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the final decision to add two additional test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
QAI Laboratories, Ltd. Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-20876
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of QAI Laboratories, Ltd., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications.
Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC. Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-20872
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Applied Research Laboratories of South Florida LLC., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-20727
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2020-20305
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on issues facing the agency in the administration of the whistleblower laws it enforces.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Railroad Roadway Work
Document Number: 2020-17179
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-09-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is revising the standard for cranes and derricks in construction to provide specific exemptions and clarifications with regard to the application of the standard to cranes and derricks used for railroad roadway work. These exemptions and clarifications recognize the unique equipment and circumstances in railroad roadway work and reflect the preemption of some OSHA requirements by regulations promulgated by the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). The revised standard provides a clearer understanding of which regulatory requirements are applicable, resulting in a more effective regulatory program and ultimately improved safety.
STP Nuclear Operating Company; Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2020-19268
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-09-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of STP Nuclear Operating Company (STP Nuclear) for a permanent variance and interim order from the provision of OSHA standards that regulate the ensuring of isolation of permit-required confined spaces and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the permanent variance. OSHA also announces the grant of an interim order in this notice. OSHA invites the public to submit comments on the variance application to assist the agency in determining whether to grant the applicant a permanent variance based on the conditions specified in this notice of the application.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors
Document Number: 2020-18017
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-08-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is amending its existing construction and shipyard standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds to clarify certain provisions and simplify or improve compliance. These changes are designed to accomplish three goals: to more appropriately tailor the requirements of the construction and shipyards standards to the particular exposures in these industries in light of partial overlap between the beryllium standards' requirements and other OSHA standards; to aid compliance and enforcement across the beryllium standards by avoiding inconsistency, where appropriate, between the shipyards and construction standards and recent revisions to the general industry standard; and to clarify certain requirements with respect to materials containing only trace amounts of beryllium. This final rule does not affect the general industry beryllium standard.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2020-18833
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the addition of four test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Overhead and Gantry Cranes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-18036
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Overhead and Gantry Cranes.
Gestamp West Virginia; Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2020-17019
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Gestamp West Virginia (Gestamp) for a permanent variance and interim order from the provision of OSHA standards that regulate the control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the permanent variance. OSHA also announces its grant of an interim order in this notice. OSHA invites the public to submit comments on the variance application to assist the agency in determining whether to grant the applicant a permanent variance based on the conditions specified in this notice of the application.
Fire Brigades Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-16819
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-08-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the collection of information contained in the Fire Brigades Standard.
Underground Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-16520
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is soliciting public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB's) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the standard on Underground Construction.
Information Collection; Improving Customer Experience (OMB Circular A-11, Section 280 Implementation)
Document Number: 2020-16478
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on behalf of the Department of Labor (DOL) as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent burden, is announcing an opportunity for public comment on a new proposed collection of information by the Agency. Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), Federal Agencies are required to publish notice in the Federal Register concerning each proposed collection of information, and to allow 60 days for public comment in response to the notice. This notice solicits comments on new collection proposed by the Agency.
Rules of Agency Practice and Procedure Concerning Occupational Safety and Health Administration Access to Employee Medical Records
Document Number: 2020-15562
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing a final rule to amend the regulation addressing the rules of agency practice and procedure concerning OSHA access to employee medical records. The final rule transfers the approval of written medical access orders (MAO) from the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) to the OSHA Medical Records Officer (MRO) and makes the MRO responsible for making determinations regarding inter- agency transfer and public disclosure of personally identifiable medical information in OSHA's possession.
Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard (Annual Maintenance Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-15961
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard (Annual Maintenance Certification Record).
The Hazard Communication Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-15703
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Hazard Communication Standard.
SGS North America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15059
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SGS North America, Inc.'s (SGS), requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
NSF International: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15057
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of NSF International (NSF) requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Nemko North America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15056
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Nemko North America, Inc. (NNA) requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Revising the Beryllium Standard for General Industry
Document Number: 2020-10678
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-07-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is amending its existing general industry standard for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds to clarify certain provisions and simplify or improve compliance. The revisions in this final rule are designed to maintain or enhance worker protections overall by ensuring that the rule is well understood and compliance is more straightforward.
UL LLC: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15072
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of UL LLC (UL), requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
TÜV SÜD Product Services GmbH: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15071
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
TÜV SÜD America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15070
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc. requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15069
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA), application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Southwest Research Institute: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15068
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces Southwest Research Institute's (SWRI) application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15067
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. (ITSNA), application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15066
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS (IAPMO) requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
FM Approvals LLC: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15065
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of FM Approvals, LLC (FM) requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15064
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15063
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. (CSA) requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
QAI Laboratories Ltd.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15058
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of QAI Laboratories Ltd. (QAI) requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-15055
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces MET Laboratories, Inc.'s (MET), application requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
The Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-15000
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Standard on Portable Fire Extinguishers.
Addendum to the Memorandum of Understanding With the Department of Energy (August 28, 1992); Oak Ridge, Tennessee Properties
Document Number: 2020-14839
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-07-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This is a notice of an addendum to the interagency Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The MOU establishes specific interagency procedures for the transfer of occupational safety and health coverage for privatized facilities, properties, and operations from DOE to OSHA and state agencies acting under state plans approved by OSHA.
Ionizing Radiation Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-13965
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-06-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Ionizing Radiation Standard.