Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2005 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Roll-Over Protective Structures
Document Number: 05-24462
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-12-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In 1996, OSHA published a technical amendment revising the construction and agriculture standards that regulate testing of roll- over protective structures (``ROPS'') used to protect employees who operate wheel-type tractors. This revision removed the original ROPS standards and replaced them with references to national consensus standards for ROPS-testing requirements. The Agency believed that the national consensus standards essentially duplicated the ROPS standards they replaced, and that any differences between them were not substantive. Subsequently, OSHA identified several substantive differences between the national consensus standards and the original ROPS standards. Therefore, the Agency is reinstating the original ROPS standards by issuing this direct final rule. The reinstated ROPS standards for both construction and agriculture also contain a number of minor revisions that OSHA believes are not substantive and will improve comprehension of, and compliance with, the standards.
Temporary Labor Camps; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-24463
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Temporary Labor Camps Standard (29 CFR 1910.142).
TUV Product Services GmbH, Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: E5-7261
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision expanding the recognition of TUV Product Services GmbH (TUVPSG) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
International Chimney Corporation, Karrena International, LLC, and Matrix Service Industrial Contractors, Inc.; Grant of a Permanent Variance
Document Number: E5-6883
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the grant of a permanent variance to International Chimney Corporation, Karrena International, LLC, and Matrix Service Industrial Contractors, Inc. (``the employers''). The permanent variance addresses the provision that regulates the tackle used for boatswains' chairs (Sec. 1926.452 (o)(3)), as well as the provisions specified for personnel hoists by paragraphs (c)(1) through (c)(4), (c)(8), (c)(13), (c)(14)(i), and (c)(16) of Sec. 1926.552. Instead of complying with these provisions, the employers must comply with a number of alternative conditions listed in this grant; these alternative conditions regulate rope-guided personnel-hoisting systems used during inside or outside chimney construction to raise or lower employees in personnel cages, personnel platforms, and boatswains' chairs between the bottom landing of a chimney and an elevated work location. Accordingly, OSHA finds that these alternative conditions protect employees at least as well as the requirements specified by Sec. 1926.452(o)(3) and Sec. 1926.552(c)(1) through (c)(4), (c)(8), (c)(13), (c)(14)(i), and (c)(16).
MET Laboratories, Inc., Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: E5-6822
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-12-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision expanding the recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc., (MET) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Blasting and the Use of Explosives; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-23292
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in 29 CFR part 1926, subpart UBlasting and the Use of Explosives as well as several newly-identified information collection requirements contained in this subpart.
OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health (OSPP)
Document Number: 05-23291
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In accordance with 5 CFR 1320.8(d), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requests comments concerning its proposed extension of the collection of information requirements specified in the OSHA Strategic Partnership Program for Worker Safety and Health (OSPP).
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-23147
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will meet December 8-9, 2005, in Washington, DC. This meeting is open to the public. Time and Date: ACCSH will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, December 8, 2005, and from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Friday, December 9, 2005. Place: ACCSH will meet in Room N-3437 A/B/C of the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Marine Terminals Standards and Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-23000
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Standards on Marine Terminals (29 CFR part 1917) and Safety and Health Regulations for Longshoring (29 CFR part 1918).
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
Document Number: 05-22630
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-11-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requests comments on a specific proposal submitted to OSHA to permit the use of a Supplier's Declaration of Conformity (SDoC) as part of, or as an alternative to, the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs) product approval process.
The Cadmium in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-21482
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Cadmium in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1127). This standard controls occupational exposure to cadmium, thereby preventing serious disease (e.g., lung cancer, prostate cancer, kidney disease) and death among exposed employees.
The Cadmium in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-21481
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Cadmium in General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1027). This standard controls occupational exposure to cadmium, thereby preventing serious disease (e.g., lung cancer, prostate cancer, kidney disease) and death among exposed employees.
The Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-21480
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Asbestos in Shipyards Standard (29 CFR 1915.1001). This Standard regulates occupational exposure to Asbestos, thereby preventing serious illness (e.g., asbestosis, an emphysema-like condition, mesothelioma, and gastrointestinal cancer) among shipyard employees.
Asbestos in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-21479
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Asbestos in Construction Standard (29 CFR 1926.1101). The standard protects employees from adverse health effects from occupational exposure to Asbestos, including lung cancer, mesothelioma, asbestosis (an emphysema-like condition) and gastrointestinal cancer.
Lead in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-21478
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Lead in General Industry Standard (29 CFR 1910.1025).
Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER); Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-21477
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its Standard on Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) (29 CFR 1910.120).
Standard on Lead in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-21476
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in 29 CFR 1926.62.
13 Carcinogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection Requirements
Document Number: 05-20868
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-10-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection (paperwork) requirements contained in the 13 Carcinogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1003).
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Extension of Comment Period; Change in Date of Public Hearing
Document Number: 05-20421
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-10-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice reschedules an informal hearing on the proposed standards on electric power generation, transmission, and distribution and on electrical protective equipment, which were published on June 15, 2005. It also reopens the period to file notices of intention to appear at the informal public hearing, extends the period for written comments on the proposal, extends the period to provide the complete text of testimony and documentary evidence, and identifies additional issues on which OSHA is seeking comment. These periods are extended 90 days with this notice.
Powered Industrial Trucks
Document Number: 05-55511
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
State Plans for the Development and Enforcement of State Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information-Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-19648
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements associated with its regulations and program regarding State Plans for the development and enforcement of state standards (29 CFR 1902, 1952, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956).
Updating OSHA Standards Based On National Consensus Standards; General, Incorporation by Reference; Hazardous Materials, Flammable and Combustible Liquids; General Environmental Controls, Temporary Labor Camps; Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment, Guarding of Portable Powered Tools; Welding, Cutting and Brazing, Arc Welding and Cutting; Special Industries, Sawmills
Document Number: 05-17688
Type: Rule
Date: 2005-09-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing this final rule to delete from OSHA standards three references to national consensus standards and two references to industry standards that are outdated. Deleting these references will not reduce employee protections. By eliminating the outdated references, however, OSHA will clarify employer obligations under the applicable OSHA standards and reduce administrative burdens on employers and OSHA. These revisions are part of OSHA's overall effort to update OSHA standards that reference, or that include language taken directly from, outdated consensus standards.
Hazard Communication Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-17439
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200; 1915.1200; 1917.28; 1918.90; 1926.59; and 1928.21).
1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane (DBCP) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-17438
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-09-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the 1,2-Dibromo-3-Chloropropane Standard (the ``DBCP'' Standard) (29 CFR 1910.1044).
Permit-Required Confined Spaces; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-17346
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirement contained in its Standard on Permit-Required Confined Spaces (29 CFR 1910.146).
Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-17231
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements specified for aerial lifts by its Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard (29 CFR 1910.67). The paperwork provision of the Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms Standard specifies a requirement for maintaining and disclosing the manufacturers' certification records for modified aerial lifts. The purpose of the requirement is to reduce employees' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that aerial lifts are inspected and/or tested after modification to ensure they are in safe operating condition.
MET Laboratories, Inc., Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 05-17184
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the application of MET Laboratories, Inc., (MET) for expansion of its recognition to use additional test standards, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant MET's requested expansion of recognition. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this application.
TUV America, Inc., Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 05-17183
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision expanding the recognition of TUV America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
NSF International, Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 05-17182
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-08-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision granting the renewal of recognition of NSF International (NSF) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Notice of a Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of Lead in Construction
Document Number: 05-17067
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting a review of the lead in construction standard, 29 CFR 1926.62, under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Section 5 of Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review. On June 6 (70 FR 32739-42), OSHA requested comments for that review, provided background and gave information on the issues. Requests have been received to extend the comment period to permit the public more time to gather and submit information. Accordingly, OSHA is extending the period.
Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation
Document Number: 05-15119
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-08-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is extending the deadline for commenting on the Request for Information (RFI) on Ionizing Radiation for 120 days, from August 1 to November 28, 2005. OSHA is extending the comment deadline to give stakeholders adequate time to comment on the Biological Effects of Ionizing Radiation (BEIR) VII report on health risks for exposure to low levels of ionizing radiation, which was not issued until June 29, 2005.
Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14544
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its Standard on Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR 1910.177).
Telecommunications (Training Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14539
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirement contained in its Standard on Telecommunications (Training Certification Records) (29 CFR 1910.268(c)).
Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14538
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its Shipyard Employment Standards (29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.172(d)).
Inorganic Arsenic Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-14537
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-07-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Inorganic Arsenic Standard.
Cotton Dust Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-12769
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Cotton Dust Standard (29 CFR 1910.1043).
Onsite Consultation Agreements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-12767
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its onsite consultation agreements (29 CFR 1908).
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations
Document Number: 05-12433
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA intends to re-charter the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH), which expires in April 2005. MACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to occupational safety and health programs, new initiatives, and standards for the maritime industries of the United States which include Longshoring, Marine Terminals, and Shipyards. The Committee will consist of 15 members and will be chosen from among a cross-section of individuals who represent the following interests: employers, employees; Federal and State safety and health organizations; professional organizations specializing in occupational safety and health; and national standards setting groups. OSHA invites persons interested in serving on MACOSH to submit their names for consideration for committee membership.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-12420
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2005 Budget
Document Number: 05-12203
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice contains all of the necessary information and forms needed to apply for grant funding. The U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) awards funds to nonprofit organizations to provide training and education programs or to develop training materials for employers and workers about safety and health topics selected by OSHA. Nonprofit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, that are not an agency of a State or local government, are eligible to apply. State or local government-supported institutions of higher education are eligible to apply in accordance with 29 CFR part 95. This notice announces grant availability for two different categories of Susan Harwood Training grants. General descriptions of the two categories of grants are provided below.
Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-11811
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Acrylonitrile Standard (the ``AN'' Standard) (29 CFR 1910.1045).
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment
Document Number: 05-11585
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to update the existing standard for the construction of electric power transmission and distribution installations and make it consistent with the more recently promulgated general industry standard addressing the maintenance and repair of electric power generation, transmission, and distribution lines and equipment. The proposal also makes some miscellaneous changes to both standards, including adding provisions related to host employers and contractors, flame resistant clothing, and training, and updates the construction standard for electrical protective equipment, makes it consistent with the corresponding general industry standard, and makes it applicable to construction generally. The existing rules for this type of work were issued in 1971. They are out of date and are not consistent with the more recent, corresponding rules for the operation and maintenance of electric power transmission and distribution systems. The revised standard would include requirements relating to enclosed spaces, working near energized parts, grounding for employee protection, work on underground and overhead installations, work in substations, and other special conditions and equipment unique to the transmission and distribution of electric energy. OSHA is also proposing a new standard on electrical protective equipment for the construction industry. The current standards for the design of electrical protective equipment, which apply only to electric power transmission and distribution work, adopt several national consensus standards by reference. The new standard would replace the incorporation of these out-of-date consensus standards with a set of performance-oriented requirements that is consistent with the latest revisions of these consensus standards and with the corresponding standard for general industry. Additionally, OSHA is proposing new requirements for the safe use and care of electrical protective equipment to complement the equipment design provisions. In addition, OSHA is proposing changes to the two corresponding general industry standards. These changes address: Class 00 rubber insulating gloves, electrical protective equipment made from materials other than rubber, training for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution workers, host-contractor responsibilities, job briefings, fall protection (including a requirement that employees in aerial lifts use harnesses), insulation and working position of employees working on or near live parts, protective clothing, minimum approach distances, deenergizing transmission and distribution lines and equipment, protective grounding, operating mechanical equipment near overhead power lines, and working in manholes and vaults. These changes would ensure that employers, where appropriate, face consistent requirements for work performed under the construction and general industry standards and would further protect employees performing electrical work covered under the general industry standards. The proposal would also update references to consensus standards in Sec. Sec. 1910.137 and 1910.269 and would add new appendices to help employers comply with provisions on protective clothing and the inspection of work positioning equipment. OSHA is also proposing to revise the general industry standard for foot protection. This standard has substantial application to employers performing work on electric power transmission and distribution installations, but that applies to employers in other industries as well. The proposal would remove the requirement for employees to wear protective footwear as protection against electric shock.
Standard on Vinyl Chloride; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-11579
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in 29 CFR 1910.1017.
Communication Certification Laboratory, Inc., Renewal and Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 05-11509
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Agency's final decision on the application of Communication Certification Laboratory, Inc., (CCL) for renewal of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory and for expansion of its recognition to use additional test standards under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Notice of a Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of Lead in Construction
Document Number: 05-11149
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2005-06-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting a review of the lead in construction standard under section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and section 5 of Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review. In 1993, in response to a statutory mandate to adopt a standard to protect construction workers from lead exposures, OSHA promulgated a standard that requires testing of construction sites for lead exposures, provisions to protect workers from exposure where lead is present, and medical monitoring of exposed workers. The purpose of this review is to determine whether there are ways to modify this standard to make implementation more practical, to reduce regulatory burden on small business, and to improve its effectiveness, while still protecting worker health. OSHA solicits comments from the public on these and other relevant issues.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 05-10938
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will meet June 23-24, 2005 in Washington, DC. This meeting is open to the public. Time and Date: ACCSH will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, June 23, 2005 and from 8:30 a.m. to Noon, Friday, June 24, 2005. Place: ACCSH will meet at Room N-3437 A-C in the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Forging Machines; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-10823
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-06-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its standard on Forging Machines (29 CFR 1910.218).
Slings; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-10564
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in its Standard on Slings (29 CFR 1910.184).
Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 05-10186
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029).
TUV Product Services GmbH, Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 05-9869
Type: Notice
Date: 2005-05-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the application of TUV Product Services GmbH (TUVPSG) for expansion of its recognition to use additional test standards, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this application.