Occupational Safety and Health Administration July 1, 2010 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Keystone Steel and Wire Company; Notice of Application for a Permanent Variance, Grant of an Interim Order, and Request for Comments
Document Number: 2010-16070
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-07-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Keystone Steel and Wire Company (KSW) is applying for a permanent variance from the provisions of the OSHA standards that regulate occupational exposure to lead and arsenic, specifically paragraph (h)(2)(i) of 29 CFR 1910.1025 and paragraph (k)(2) of 29 CFR 1910.1018. These provisions prohibit the use of compressed air to clean floors and other surfaces where lead and arsenic particulates accumulate. This notice seeks public comment on the alternative conditions proposed by KSW to protect its workers when they use compressed air to remove lead and arsenic particulates from inside the housings of crane motors.