Occupational Safety and Health Administration June 2012 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection
Document Number: 2012-15031
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-06-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to revise the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards regarding requirements for head protection. OSHA is updating the references in its standards to recognize the 2009 edition of the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, and is deleting the 1986 edition of that national consensus standard because it is out of date. OSHA also is including the construction industry in this rulemaking to ensure consistency among the Agency's standards. OSHA is publishing a direct final rule in today's Federal Register taking this same action.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection
Document Number: 2012-15030
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-06-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing this direct final rule to revise the personal protective equipment (PPE) sections of its general industry, shipyard employment, longshoring, and marine terminals standards regarding requirements for head protection. OSHA is updating the references in its standards to recognize the 2009 edition of the American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection, and is deleting the 1986 edition of that national consensus standard because it is out of date. OSHA also is including the construction industry in this rulemaking to ensure consistency among the Agency's standards. OSHA is publishing a proposed rule in today's Federal Register taking this same action.
Establishing Indicators to Determine Whether State Plan Operations Are at Least as Effective as Federal OSHA: Stakeholder Meeting; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2012-14900
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is extending the comment period for its notice to gather information and ideas about establishing definitions and measures to determine whether OSHA-approved State Plans for occupational safety and health (State Plans) are at least as effective as the Federal OSHA program as required by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee
Document Number: 2012-14170
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health requests nominations for membership on the Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee (WPAC).
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH)
Document Number: 2012-13631
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-06-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This Federal Register notice announces meetings of the full Committee and the workgroups on July 24 and 25, 2012 in Seattle, Washington.