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

Standard on 4,4'-Methylenedianiline in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2012-27856
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-16
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 specified in the Standard on 4,4' Methylenedianiline in Construction (29 CFR 1926.60).
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection
Document Number: 2012-27792
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is confirming the effective date of its direct final rule that revises the Head Protection standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction by updating the reference to a standard published by a standards- developing organization, the American National Standards Institute. In the June 22, 2012, direct final rule, OSHA stated that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of the direct final rule if the Agency received no significant adverse comments. OSHA did not receive significant adverse comments on the direct final rule. Therefore, OSHA is confirming that the direct final rule became effective on September 20, 2012.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Head Protection
Document Number: 2012-27791
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
With this notice, OSHA is withdrawing the proposed rule that accompanied its direct-final rule revising its Head Protection standards for general industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, longshoring, and construction.
Preparations for the 24th Session of the UN Sub-committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) and Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2012-27751
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to participate in an open, informal public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 24th session of the United Nations Sub-committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS). The UNSCEGHS meeting will be held December 12-14, 2012, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency GHS Coordinating Group, plans to consider the comments and information gathered at this public meeting when developing the U.S. Government positions for the UNSCEGHS meeting.
Revising the Exemption for Digger Derricks in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
Document Number: 2012-27210
Type: Rule
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is broadening the exemption for digger derricks in its standard for cranes and derricks. OSHA issued a final standard updating the requirements for cranes and derricks on August 9, 2010, and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) petitioned for review of the standard in the United States Court of Appeals. After petitioning, EEI provided OSHA with new information regarding digger derricks. OSHA reviewed the additional information and the rulemaking record, and decided to broaden the exemption for digger derricks used in the electric-utility industry by means of this direct final rule.
Revising the Exemption for Digger Derricks in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard
Document Number: 2012-27209
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2012-11-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is broadening the exemption for digger derricks in its standard for cranes and derricks. OSHA issued a final standard updating the requirements for cranes and derricks on August 9, 2010, and the Edison Electric Institute (EEI) petitioned for review of the standard in the United States Court of Appeals. After petitioning, EEI provided OSHA with new information regarding digger derricks. OSHA reviewed the additional information and the rulemaking record, and decided to broaden the exemption for digger derricks used in the electric-utility industry by means of this proposed rule.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2012-27208
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (OSHA Assistant Secretary) invites interested persons to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
The Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2012-27043
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
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 specified in the Standard on Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2012-26980
Type: Notice
Date: 2012-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will meet November 29-30, 2012, in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Work Groups will meet November 27-28, 2012. OSHA also announces the renewal of the ACCSH Charter for two years.