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

Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard
Document Number: 2010-32597
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Office of the Secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information collection request (ICR) titled, ``Concrete and Masonry Construction Standard'' to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C. chapter 35).
Compliance Directive for Fall Protection in Residential Construction
Document Number: 2010-32154
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-12-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing compliance directive STD 03-11-002 Fall Protection in Residential Construction. This directive rescinds compliance directive STD 03-00-001, Plain Language Revision of OSHA Instruction STD 3.1, Interim Fall Protection Compliance Guidelines for Residential Construction, effective on June 18, 1999. There continue to be high numbers of fall-related fatalities in residential construction. The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health, the National Association of Home Builders, and the Occupational Safety and Health State Plan Association have recommended the withdrawal of directive STD 03-00-001.
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Supplier's Declaration of Conformity
Document Number: 2010-31695
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Based on its analysis of comments received in response to a Request for Information published in October 2008, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration will not initiate rulemaking to permit the use of a Supplier's Declaration of Conformity as a means of ensuring the safety of products currently requiring approval by Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
Document Number: 2010-31587
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet January 19 and 20, 2011, in Washington, DC.
Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise
Document Number: 2010-31359
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-12-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On October 19, 2010, OSHA published a notice of proposed interpretation entitled Interpretation of OSHA's Provisions for Feasible Administrative or Engineering Controls of Occupational Noise, giving interested parties 60 days to comment. The comment period is being extended by 90 days to give interested parties additional time to assess the impact of the proposed interpretation and submit comments.
Expansion of the Scope of NRTL Recognition of MET Laboratories, Inc.; Correction of the Scope of NRTL Recognition of FM Approvals, LLC
Document Number: 2010-31190
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-13
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 MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7. This notice also proposes a correction to the scope of recognition of FM Approvals, LLC.
Expansion of the Scope of NRTL Recognition of Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Modification to the Scopes of NRTL Recognition of FM Approvals LLC, Intertek Testing Services NA Inc., and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Document Number: 2010-31048
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-10
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 Underwriters Laboratories Inc., (UL) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7. This notice also modifies the scopes of recognition of the following three NRTLs: FM Approvals LLC, Intertek Testing Services NA Inc., and Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-30737
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). The information collection requirements specified in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard provides employers and workers with means to provide protection from adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.
Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-30311
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-12-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators (29 CFR 1926.552).