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

Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the National Transit Systems Security Act and the Federal Railroad Safety Act
Document Number: 2010-21128
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document provides the interim final text of regulations governing the employee protection (``whistleblower'') provisions of the National Transit Systems Security Act (``NTSSA''), enacted as Section 1413 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (``9/11 Commission Act''), and the Federal Railroad Safety Act (``FRSA''), as amended by Section 1521 of the 9/11 Commission Act. The 9/11 Commission Act was enacted into law on August 3, 2007. FRSA was amended further by Public Law 110-432, 122 Stat. 4892, Div. A, Title IV, section 419 (Oct. 16, 2008). This rule establishes procedures and time frames for the handling of retaliation complaints under NTSSA and FRSA, including procedures and time frames for employee complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA''), investigations by OSHA, appeals of OSHA determinations to an administrative law judge (``ALJ'') for a hearing de novo, hearings by ALJs, review of ALJ decisions by the Administrative Review Board (``ARB'') (acting on behalf of the Secretary) and judicial review of the Secretary's final decision.
Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under the Employee Protection Provision of the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982
Document Number: 2010-21125
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending the regulations governing employee protection (or ``whistleblower'') claims under the Surface Transportation Assistance Act of 1982 (STAA), 49 U.S.C. 31105. The amendments clarify and improve procedures for handling STAA whistleblower complaints and implement statutory changes enacted into law on August 3, 2007, as part of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (9/11 Commission Act), Public Law 110-53, 121 Stat. 266. These changes to the STAA whistleblower regulations also make the procedures for handling retaliation complaints under STAA more consistent with OSHA's procedures for handling retaliation complaints under Section 211 of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 (ERA), 42 U.S.C. 5851 and other whistleblower provisions.
Procedures for the Handling of Retaliation Complaints Under Section 219 of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008
Document Number: 2010-21122
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document provides the interim final text of regulations governing the employee protection (or ``whistleblower'') provisions of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act of 2008 (``CPSIA''). This rule establishes procedures and time frames for the handling of retaliation complaints under CPSIA, including procedures and time frames for employee complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA''), investigations by OSHA, appeals of OSHA determinations to an administrative law judge (``ALJ'') for a hearing de novo, hearings by ALJs, review of ALJ decisions by the Administrative Review Board (``ARB'') (acting on behalf of the Secretary) and judicial review of the Secretary's final decision.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2010-21680
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet September 14 and 15, 2010, in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the NACOSH meeting, its Gulf Oil Spill Subgroup will meet.
Portable Fire Extinguishers (Annual Maintenance Certification Record); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-21059
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard (Annual Maintenance Certification Record) (29 CFR 1910.157(e)(3)).
Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-21055
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Welding, Cutting and Brazing Standard (29 CFR part 1910, subpart Q). The information collected is used by employers and workers whenever welding, cutting and brazing are performed. The purpose of the information is to ensure that employers evaluate hazards associated with welding and ensure that adequate measures are taken to make the process safe.
Grantee Quarterly Progress Report; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-21053
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
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 for its Grantee Quarterly Progress Report.
Rigging Equipment for Material Handling; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-21050
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(6)(i), (b)(6)(ii), (c)(15)(ii), (e)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii) and (f)(2) of the Standard on Rigging Equipment for Material Handling (29 CFR 1926.251). These paragraphs require affixing identification tags or markings on rigging equipment, developing and maintaining inspection records, and retaining proof-testing certificates.
Baseline Safety and Health Practices; Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-19869
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting public comments concerning the collection of information about the safety and health practices of private sector establishments in agriculture (with 10 or more workers) and non-agriculture industries, as well as public sector establishments in those states with OSHA-approved safety and health programs (State Plan states).
The Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-19793
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Hydrostatic Testing provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.157(f)(16)).
Mechanical Power Presses Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-19790
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-08-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.217(e)(1)).
Cranes and Derricks in Construction
Document Number: 2010-17818
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-08-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is revising the Cranes and Derricks Standard and related sections of the Construction Standard to update and specify industry work practices necessary to protect employees during the use of cranes