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

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Standards Improvement Project-Phase III
Document Number: 2010-15156
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-07-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is continuing its efforts to remove or revise outdated, duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent requirements in its safety and health standards. This effort builds on the success of Standards Improvement Project (SIP)Phase I published on June 18, 1998, and SIPPhase II published on January 5, 2005. The Agency believes that the proposed revisions will reduce compliance costs, eliminate paperwork burdens, and clarify requirements without diminishing worker protections.
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.
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Document Number: 2010-15041
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in two stakeholder meetings on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, in addition to those meetings announced on May 4, 2010. OSHA recently conducted two stakeholder meetings in East Brunswick, NJ, on June 3, 2010, and in Dallas, TX, on June 10, 2010. OSHA has closed registration on a third meeting in Washington, DC, to be held on June 29, 2010. More stakeholders expressed interest in participating in the Washington, DC meeting than could be accommodated. Therefore, OSHA is issuing this notice to announce an additional meeting in Washington, DC, as well as a meeting in Sacramento, CA. OSHA plans to use the information gathered at these meetings in developing an Injury and Illness Prevention Program proposed rule. The discussions will be informal and will provide the Agency with the necessary information to develop a rule that will help employers reduce workplace injuries and illnesses
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
Document Number: 2010-14968
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The purpose of this Federal Register notice is to announce the Advisory Committee and workgroup meetings scheduled for July 13-14, 2010. The Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH or Committee) was established under Section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health 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.
Combustible Dust
Document Number: 2010-13467
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-06-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in a Web Chat on the workplace hazards of combustible dust. OSHA plans to use the information gathered in response to this Web Chat in developing a proposed standard for combustible dust.
Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2010
Document Number: 2010-12692
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces grant availability of approximately $8 million for the Susan Harwood Training Grant Program for Capacity Building grants. The complete Harwood solicitation for grant applications (SGA) for Capacity Building grants is available at: http:/ /www.grants.gov.
Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)
Document Number: 2010-10418
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA proposes to revise the walking-working surfaces standards and the personal protective equipment standards in our regulations. The proposal is estimated to reduce the number of fall-related employee deaths and injuries by updating the rule to include new technology (including personal fall protection systems) and industry methods. OSHA believes that the proper use of personal fall protection systems can protect employees from injury and death due to falls to different elevations. The proposal reorganizes the rule in a clearer, more logical manner and provides greater compliance flexibility. The proposed rule is written in plain-language to make it easier to understand, thereby facilitating compliance. Additionally, the proposal increases consistency between construction, maritime, and general industry standards, and eliminates duplication.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
Document Number: 2010-12175
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested persons to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
Document Number: 2010-12172
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet June 8, 2010, in Washington, DC.
Safety Standards for Steel Erection
Document Number: 2010-10983
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This technical amendment adds a nonmandatory note to the OSHA standards governing steel erection. The note provides information regarding existing Federal Highway Administration regulations that may apply to employers engaged in activities covered by OSHA's steel erection standards.
Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
Document Number: 2010-11586
Type: Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is confirming the effective date of its direct final rule (DFR) revising the employee notification requirements in the exposure determination provisions of the standards for Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)). In the March 17, 2010, DFR document, OSHA stated that the DFR would become effective on June 15, 2010, unless one or more significant adverse comments were submitted by April 16, 2010. OSHA did not receive significant adverse comments on the DFR, so by this document the Agency is confirming that the DFR will become effective on June 15, 2010.
Revising the Notification Requirements in the Exposure Determination Provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium Standards
Document Number: 2010-11583
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With this notice, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct final rule (DFR) amending the employee notification requirements in the exposure determination provisions of the Hexavalent Chromium (Cr(VI)) standards.
Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard
Document Number: 2010-11579
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is conducting a review of its Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030) under Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and Section 5 of Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review. OSHA conducts its review pursuant to Section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, 5 U.S.C. 610, and Section 5 of Executive Order (EO) 12866. Section 610 directs agencies to review impacts of regulations on small businesses by examining: the continued need for the rule; the nature of complaints or comments received concerning the rule from the public; the complexity of the rule; the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other Federal rules, and, to the extent feasible, with State and local governmental rules; and the length of time since the rule has been evaluated or the degree to which technology, economic conditions, or other factors have changed in the area affected by the rule. The EO requires agencies to determine whether their regulations ``should be modified or eliminated so as to make the Agency's regulatory program more effective in achieving the regulatory objectives, less burdensome, or in greater alignment with the President's priorities and principles set forth in th[e] Executive Order.'' Written comments on these and other relevant issues are welcome.
Infectious Diseases
Document Number: 2010-10694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA requests information and comment on occupational exposure to infectious agents in settings where healthcare is provided, (e.g., hospitals, outpatient clinics, clinics in schools and correctional facilities), and healthcare-related settings (e.g., laboratories that handle potentially infectious biological materials, medical examiner offices and mortuaries). OSHA is interested in strategies that are being used in such healthcare and other healthcare-related work settings to mitigate the risk of occupationally-acquired infectious diseases. As such, OSHA would like to collect information and data on the facilities and the tasks potentially exposing workers to this risk; successful employee infection control programs; control methodologies being utilized (including engineering, work practice, and administrative controls and personal protective equipment); medical surveillance programs; and training. OSHA will use the information received in response to this request to determine what action, if any, the Agency may take to further limit the spread of occupationally- acquired infectious diseases in these types of settings.
Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-10428
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-05-05
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 Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard. The information collection requirements specified in the Noise Standard protect workers from suffering material hearing impairment.
Modernization of OSHA's Injury and Illness Data Collection Process
Document Number: 2010-10163
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in informal stakeholder meetings on the modernization of OSHA's injury and illness data collection system. OSHA encourages stakeholders who cannot participate to submit written comments. OSHA needs to gather information from stakeholders in order to be able to modify its current injury and illness recordkeeping regulation and develop a modernized recordkeeping system in ways that will help OSHA, employers, employees, researchers, and the public prevent workplace injuries and illnesses as well as, supporting President Obama's Open Government Initiative, increase the ability of the public to easily find, download, and use the resulting dataset generated and held by the Federal Government. The informal discussions at the stakeholder meetings and the written comments from stakeholders will help give OSHA this information.
Notice of Availability of the Regulatory Flexibility Act Review of the Methylene Chloride Standard
Document Number: 2010-10107
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has completed a review of the Methylene Chloride (MC) Standard (29 CFR 1910.1052) pursuant to section 610 of the Regulatory Flexibility Act and section 5 of Executive Order 12866 on Regulatory Planning and Review. The purpose of this review was to determine whether the MC Standard has functioned as intended, whether it could be simplified or improved to reduce the regulatory burden on small businesses, or whether it is no longer needed and should be rescinded.
Injury and Illness Prevention Program
Document Number: 2010-10138
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-05-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in informal stakeholder meetings on Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, referred to as ``I2P2.'' OSHA plans to use the information gathered at these meetings in developing an Injury and Illness Prevention Program proposed rule. The discussions will be informal and will provide the Agency with the necessary information to develop a rule that will help employers reduce workplace injuries and illnesses through a systematic process that proactively
Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices and Training Requirements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-10036
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-30
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 contained in the construction standards on Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices (29 CFR 1926.502) and Training Requirements (29 CFR 1926.503).
Avalotis Corp.; Grant of a Permanent Variance
Document Number: 2010-9785
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the grant of a permanent variance to
Canadian Standards Association; Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2010-9546
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the application of the Canadian Standards Association for expansion of its recognition and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this request. OSHA also is seeking comment on the equivalency of the ANSI/AAMI ES60601-1:2005 and UL 60601-1 product-safety test standards.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2010-9545
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces (1) the application of Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL), for expansion of its recognition, (2) the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this request, and (3) UL's voluntary modification of its NRTL scope of recognition. This notice also announces that, because the standards-development organization withdrew UL 486A from its list of published standards, OSHA is deleting this test standard from the scopes of NRTLs previously recognized to use this test standard. Finally, this notice requests comments on OSHA's proposed deletion of an additional five test standards from the scopes of NRTLs currently recognized for these test standards.
Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-9544
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-26
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 contained in its Regulation on Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records (29 CFR 1910.1020).
Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-8690
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-16
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 contained in its Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1910.180).
Derricks; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-8533
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB's approval of the information collection requirements specified in its Standard on Derricks (29 CFR 1910.181).
Request for Nominations To Serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2010-8531
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Asbestos in General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-7586
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-05
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 its Standard on Asbestos in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1001).
Formaldehyde Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-7582
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-05
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 Formaldehyde (29 CFR 1910.1048). The standard protects workers from the adverse health effects from occupational exposure to Formaldehyde.
Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
Document Number: 2010-7576
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-04-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirement specified in its Standard on Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks) (29 CFR 1910.126(g)(4)).
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.
Aerial Lifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement.
Document Number: 2010-3740
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirement contained in the Aerial Lift Standard. Employers who modify an aerial lift for uses other than those provided by the manufacturer must obtain a certificate from the manufacturer or equivalent entity certifying that the modification is in conformance with applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and this Standard, and the equipment is as safe as it was prior to the modification.
Peer Review, Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Request for the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-3253
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-19
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 Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form which is used to determine whether or not a conflict of interest exists for a potential peer review panel member.
Information Collection Requirements for the Variance Regulations; Submission for Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2010-2659
Type: Notice
Date: 2010-02-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning its proposal to obtain OMB approval for the information collection requirements contained in Sections 6(b)6(A), 6(b)6(B), 6(b)6(C), 6(d), and 16 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, and 29 CFR 1905.10, 1905.11, and 1905.12. These statutory and regulatory provisions specify the requirements for submitting applications to OSHA for temporary, experimental, permanent, and national defense variances.
Revising Standards Referenced in the Acetylene Standard
Document Number: 2010-2313
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With this document, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct-final rule revising the Acetylene Standard for general industry.
Explosives
Document Number: 2010-2273
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-02-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA is terminating the rulemaking to amend its Explosives and Blasting Agents Standard at 29 CFR 1910.109. OSHA is taking this action because it has limited rulemaking resources, which are currently devoted to higher priority projects that will affect a more significant improvement in worker safety and health than would this rulemaking.
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements
Document Number: 2010-2010
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to revise its Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting (Recordkeeping) regulation to restore a column to the OSHA 300 Log that employers would use to record work- related musculoskeletal disorders (MSD). The 2001 Recordkeeping final regulation included an MSD column, but the requirement was deleted before the regulation became effective. This proposed rule would require employers to place a check mark in the MSD column, instead of the column they currently mark, if a case is an MSD that meets the Recordkeeping regulation's general recording requirements.
Additional Quantitative Fit-testing Protocols for the Respiratory Protection Standard
Document Number: 2010-1656
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
After thoroughly reviewing the comments and other information available in the record for the proposed rulemaking, OSHA concludes that the revised PortaCount[supreg] quantitative fit-testing protocols are not sufficiently accurate or reliable to include among the quantitative fit tests listed in Part II of Appendix A of its Respiratory Protection Standard. Therefore, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule without prejudice, and is inviting resubmission of the
Combustible Dust
Document Number: 2010-1322
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2010-01-25
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.