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Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors; Correction
Document Number: 2021-02809
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is making minor changes to the final rule published on August 31, 2020, titled Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors, to correct inadvertent errors in the published rule.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2021-03654
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announces that OMB extended approval for information collection requirements found in OSHA's standards and its regulations on the Student Data Form and Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form outlined in this notice. OSHA sought approval of these requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and, as required by that Act, is announcing the approval numbers and expiration dates for these requirements and regulations.
UL LLC: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-03653
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of UL LLC, for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add eight test standards to the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-03652
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of IAPMO Ventures, LLC dba IAPMO EGS for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-03651
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add four new test standards to the NRTL program's list of appropriate test standards.
Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-03650
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Bureau Veritas Consumer Products Services, Inc. for expansion of the scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-03649
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc. for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Hazard Communication Standard
Document Number: 2020-28987
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-02-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing through this notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) to modify the Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) to conform to the United Nations' Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) Revision 7 (GHS, Rev. 7), to address issues that arose during the implementation of the 2012 update to the HCS, and provide better alignment with other U.S. agencies and international trading partners, without lowering overall protections of the standard. OSHA has preliminarily determined that the proposed revisions to the HCS will reduce costs and burdens while also improving the quality and consistency of information provided to employers and employees regarding chemical hazards and associated protective measures. Consistent with the Executive order entitled ``Improving Regulation and Regulatory Review'' (January 18, 2011) and section 3(a) of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which call for assessment and, where appropriate, modification and improvement of existing rules to minimize any significant economic impact upon a substantial number of small entities, OSHA has reviewed the existing HCS. The agency has preliminarily determined that the proposed revisions will enhance the effectiveness of the HCS by ensuring employees are appropriately apprised of the chemical hazards to which they may be exposed, thus reducing the incidence of chemical-related occupational illnesses and injuries. The proposed modifications to the standard include revised criteria for classification of certain health and physical hazards, revised provisions for updating labels, new labeling provisions for small containers, technical amendments related to the contents of safety data sheets (SDSs), and related revisions to definitions of terms used in the standard.
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service; Correction
Document Number: 2021-02564
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is correcting a direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 11, 2021, ``Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service.'' The companion proposed rule to the final rule was published in the same issue of the Federal Register. The final rule required electronic filing (e-filing) and made acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board, unless the Board authorized non-electronic filing and service for good cause. Among other changes, the final rule was intended to revise several sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. However, the final rule as published inadvertently omitted amendatory instructions to revise two section headings, despite providing revised language for those headings. This document provides the omitted amendatory instructions to ensure that these two section headings are revised as written in the final rule.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments
Document Number: 2021-02212
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On January 14, 2020, the Secretary of Labor appointed four members to serve on NACOSH.
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition.
Document Number: 2021-02211
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-02210
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., for expansion of the scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications.
SolarPTL, LLC.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-02209
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SolarPTL, LLC. (PTL), requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service; Correction
Document Number: 2021-02169
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-02-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is correcting a direct final rule that appeared in the Federal Register on January 11, 2021, ``Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service.'' The companion proposed rule to the final rule was published in the same issue of the Federal Register. The final rule required electronic filing (e-filing) and made acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board, unless the Board authorized non-electronic filing and service for good cause. Among other changes, the final rule was intended to revise several sections of the Code of Federal Regulations. However, the final rule as published inadvertently omitted amendatory instructions to revise two section headings, despite providing revised language for those headings. This document provides the omitted amendatory instructions to ensure that these two section headings are revised as written in the final rule.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-01221
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of MET Laboratories, Inc., for expansion of the recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Ballard Marine Construction; Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order
Document Number: 2021-01110
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces Ballard Marine Construction's application for a Permanent Variance and Interim Order from provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed air environments and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the Permanent Variance. OSHA also announces the granting of an Interim Order. 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 application.
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2021
Document Number: 2021-00018
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-14
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2021 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties.
QAI Laboratories, Ltd. Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-00502
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-01-13
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., (QAI) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service
Document Number: 2020-28056
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to seek public comments on a proposal to require electronic filing (e-filing) and make acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board (Board), unless the Board authorizes non- electronic filing and service for good cause. Self-represented persons will have the option of e-filing or of filing papers by conventional means. This proposed rule would establish a new part containing rules of practice and procedure for the Board and amend existing regulations concerning filing and service that would apply where a governing statute or executive order does not establish contrary rules of filing and service. It would also make other minor corrections to update existing regulations.
Rules of Practice and Procedure Concerning Filing and Service and Amended Rules Concerning Filing and Service
Document Number: 2020-28055
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-01-11
Agency: Employment and Training Administration, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Labor-Management Standards, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs, Office of the Secretary of Labor
The Department of Labor (Department or DOL) is issuing this Direct Final Rule to require electronic filing (e-filing) and make acceptance of electronic service (e-service) automatic for attorneys and non-attorney representatives representing parties in proceedings before the Administrative Review Board (Board), unless the Board authorizes non-electronic filing and service for good cause. Self- represented persons will have the option of e-filing or of filing papers by conventional means. This rule establishes a new part containing rules of practice and procedure for the Board and amends existing regulations concerning filing and service that apply where a governing statute or executive order does not establish contrary rules of filing and service. It also makes other minor corrections to update existing regulations.
Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-28372
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
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 contained in the Standard on the Control of Hazardous Energy (Lockout/Tagout).
Subpart A (“General Provisions”) and Subpart B (“Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment”); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-28371
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
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 Subpart A ``General Provisions'' and Subpart B ``Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment''.
Voluntary Protection Programs Information; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-28330
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-23
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 contained in Voluntary Protection Programs Information.
Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Charter Renewal: Notice of Corrections
Document Number: 2020-28070
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing corrections to the renewal and expiration dates of the MACOSH charter.
Forging Machines; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-28067
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-21
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 collections of information contained in the Forging Machines Standard.
Safe + Sound Campaign; Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-27052
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Safe + Sound Campaign.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2020-27050
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2020-26878
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the charter for MACOSH.
Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2020-26877
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-12-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested persons to submit nominations for membership on the Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH).
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.