Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Request To Remove a Condition of Recognition
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application and request. Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc. requests the addition of two new sites and for OSHA to remove a special condition of its recognition that involves testing hazardous-location equipment. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of the application and request.
Southwest Research Institute: Modification of Scope of Recognition
In this notice, OSHA is issuing a determination deleting a test standard from the scope of recognition of a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), Southwest Research Institute, based on that NRTL's voluntary request that OSHA reduce its scope of recognition.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Revising the Exemption for Digger Derricks
OSHA published a direct final rule and a companion notice of proposed rulemaking on November 9, 2012, to broaden the exemption for digger derricks in its construction standard for cranes and derricks. OSHA received a significant adverse comment on the direct final rule during the comment period, and as a result, OSHA withdrew the direct final rule on February 7, 2013. After considering this comment, OSHA is issuing this final rule based on the notice of proposed rulemaking.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet on June 6, 2013, in Washington, DC. This Federal Register notice also announces the appointment of seven individuals to serve on FACOSH.
Preparations for the 43rd Session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) and the 25th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
This notice is to advise interested persons that PHMSA and OSHA will conduct a joint public meeting in preparation for United Nations meetings being held in Geneva, Switzerland, this summer. PHMSA is hosting the morning portion of the meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 43rd session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) to be held June 24 to 28, 2013, in Geneva. During this meeting, PHMSA is also soliciting comments relative to potential new work items which may be considered for inclusion in its international agenda. OSHA is hosting the afternoon portion of the meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 25th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held July 1 to 3, 2013, in Geneva. 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.
Susan Harwood Training Grant Program, FY 2013
This notice announces availability of approximately $1.5 million for Susan Harwood Training Program grants under the following categories: Targeted Topic Training and Targeted Topic Training and Educational Materials Development.