Occupational Safety and Health Administration June 2013 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

SGS North America, Inc. (Formerly SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc.)
Document Number: 2013-15229
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the application of SGS North America, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory by the addition of one test site and the removal of one test site. This notice presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this request. This notice also announces a voluntary modification of the NRTL scope of recognition of SGS North America, Inc., and formally reflects the name change from SGS U.S. Testing Company, Inc. This preliminary finding does not constitute an interim or temporary approval of this application.
Proposed Modification to the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2013-15228
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA proposes to delete several test standards from the scopes of recognition of several nationally recognized testing laboratories (NRTLs), and to incorporate into the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs test standards to replace some of the deleted test standards.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-13910
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA'' or ``the Agency'') proposes to update its general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest versions of the American National Standards Institute (``ANSI'') standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and tags, ANSI Z535.1-2006(R2011), Z535.2-2011, and Z535.5-2011. OSHA also is proposing to retain the existing references to the earlier ANSI standards, ANSI Z53.1-1967, Z35.1-1968, and Z35.2-1968, in its signage standards, thereby providing employers an option to comply with the updated or earlier standards. In addition, OSHA is proposing to incorporate by reference Part VI of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (``MUTCD''), 1988 Edition, Revision 3, into the incorporation-by-reference section of the construction standards, having inadvertently omitted this edition of the MUTCD from this section during an earlier rulemaking, and amend citations in two provisions of the construction standards to show the correct incorporation-by-reference section. In addition, OSHA is publishing a direct final rule in today's Federal Register adding the same references.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-13909
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-06-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (``OSHA'' or ``the Agency'') is issuing this direct final rule to update its general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest versions of the American National Standards Institute (``ANSI'') standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and tags, ANSI Z535.1-2006(R2011), Z535.2-2011 and Z535.5-2011. In this rulemaking, OSHA is retaining the existing references to the earlier ANSI standards, ANSI Z53.1-1967, Z35.1-1968 and Z35.2-1968, in its signage standards, thereby providing employers an option to comply with the updated or earlier standards. OSHA also is incorporating by reference Part VI of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices (``MUTCD''), 1988 Edition, Revision 3, into the incorporation-by- reference section of the construction standards having inadvertently omitted this edition of the MUTCD from this section during an earlier rulemaking, and amending citations in two provisions of the construction standards to show the correct incorporation-by-reference section. In addition, OSHA is publishing a notice of proposed rulemaking in today's Federal Register adding the same references.
Asbestos in General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-13488
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-07
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 Asbestos in General Industry (29 CFR 1910.1001).
Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-13311
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-06-05
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 contained in the General Industry Standard on Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck cranes (29 CFR 1910.180).