Occupational Safety and Health Administration March 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2010-6597
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will meet April 14 and 16, 2010, in Houston, TX. In conjunction with ACCSH's meeting, its Work Groups will meet April 12 and 13, 2010.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2010-6398
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces that OMB has extended its approval for a number of information collection requirements found in sections of 29 CFR parts 1910, 1915, and 1926. OSHA sought approval under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA-95), and, as required by that Act, is announcing the approval numbers and expiration dates for those requirements.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
Document Number: 2010-6397
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) was established under Section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970 to advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on issues relating to occupational safety and health in the maritime industries. The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to announce the Committee and workgroup meetings scheduled for April 27, 2010 and April 29, 2010.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH); Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2010-6396
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA intends to recharter the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH). The current charter expires on September 23, 2010. 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 shipyard employment. 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; national standards-setting groups; and academia. OSHA invites persons interested in serving on MACOSH to submit their names for consideration for committee membership.
Hazard Communication; Meetings Notice
Document Number: 2010-5790
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On December 29, 2009, OSHA announced that it would hold informal public hearings on its proposal to revise the Hazard Communication Standard in Washington, DC; Pittsburgh, PA; and Los Angeles, CA (74 FR 68756). OSHA will hold the Pittsburgh hearing at the Marriott Pittsburgh City Center on March 31, 2010. OSHA is canceling the Los Angeles, CA, hearing.
Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
Document Number: 2010-5734
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-03-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On February 28, 2006, OSHA published a final rule for Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI). Public Citizen Health Research Group (Public Citizen) and other parties petitioned for review of the standard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The court denied the petitions for review on all but one issue. The Third Circuit remanded the employee notification requirements in the standard's exposure determination provisions for further consideration. More specifically, the court directed the Agency to either provide an explanation for its decision to limit employee notification requirements to circumstances in which Cr(VI) exposures exceed the permissible exposure limit (PEL) or take other appropriate action with respect to that paragraph of the standard. After reviewing the rulemaking record on this issue, and reconsidering the provision in question, OSHA has decided to revise the notification requirements, by means of this direct final rule, to require employers to notify employees of the results of all exposure determinations.
Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination; Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
Document Number: 2010-5731
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On February 28, 2006, OSHA published a final rule for Occupational Exposure to Hexavalent Chromium (Cr (VI)). Public Citizen Health Research Group (Public Citizen) and other parties petitioned for review of the standard in the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. The court denied the petitions for review on all but one issue. The Third Circuit remanded the employee notification requirements in the standard's exposure determination provisions for further consideration. More specifically, the court directed the Agency to either provide an explanation for its decision to limit employee notification requirements to circumstances in which Cr(VI) exposures exceed the permissible exposure limit (PEL) or take other appropriate action with respect to that paragraph of the standard. After reviewing the rulemaking record on this issue, and reconsidering the provision in question, OSHA has decided to propose a revision of the notification requirements, by means of this Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM), that would require employers to notify employees of the results of all exposure determinations.
Presence Sensing Device Initiation (PSDI); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-5730
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comment concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Standard on Presence Sensing Device Initiation (29 CFR 1910.217(h)).
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2010-4988
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is extending the comment period on the proposed rule on Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements to March 30, 2010. The proposal would restore a column to the OSHA 300 Log that employers would use to record work-related musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs).
Combustible Dust
Document Number: 2010-4916
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-03-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in informal stakeholder meetings on the workplace hazards of combustible dust. OSHA plans to use the information gathered at these meetings in developing a proposed standard for combustible dust.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2010-4842
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is reopening the record and extending the deadline for submitting nominations for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) until March 31, 2010.
Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-4555
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA requests comment concerning its proposed extension of the information collection requirements specified by its Regulation on the Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (29 CFR 1910.7). The Regulation specifies procedures that organizations must follow to apply for, and to maintain, OSHA's recognition to test and certify equipment, products, or material.
FM Approvals: Application for Expansion of Recognition; Wyle Laboratories: Voluntary Modification of the Scope of Recognition; and Temporary Reinstatement of NFPA 72
Document Number: 2010-4197
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-03-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the application of FM Approvals LLC (FM) for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this request. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this application. This notice also announces a voluntary modification of the NRTL scope of recognition of Wyle Laboratories, Inc., and the temporary reinstatement of NFPA 72.