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

Proposed Revision of Policy for Incorporating New Test Standards Into the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards
Document Number: 2013-28093
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA proposes to: (1) Revise its existing policies regarding the incorporation of new test standards into the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) Program's list of appropriate test standards and into NRTLs' scopes of recognition; and (2) incorporate new test standards into the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
TÜV SÜD Product Services GmbH: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2013-28092
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH's application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.
Modification to the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs; Final Determination
Document Number: 2013-28091
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA is making a final determination to delete specific test standards from the scopes of recognition of several Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTLs), and to incorporate replacement test standards into the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs.
Rigging Equipment for Material Handling; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-28075
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend the OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(6)(i), (b)(6)(ii), (c)(15)(ii), (e)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii) and (f)(2) of the Standard on Rigging Equipment for Material Handling (29 CFR 1926.251). These paragraphs require affixing identification tags or markings on rigging equipment, developing and maintaining inspection records, and retaining proof- testing certificates.
Thy Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-28074
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-25
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 Hydrostatic Testing provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard for General Industry (29 CFR 1910.157(f)(16)).
Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
Document Number: 2013-27695
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is making two main revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard. First, OSHA is revising a provision that requires employers to develop and maintain certification records of periodic inspections performed on the presses by adding a requirement that they develop and maintain certification records of any maintenance and repairs they perform on the presses during the periodic inspections. Second, OSHA is removing the requirement from another provision that employers develop and maintain certification records of weekly inspections and tests performed on the presses. This rulemaking is part of the Department of Labor's initiative to reduce paperwork burden; it will remove 613,600 hours of unnecessary paperwork burden for employers, while maintaining employee protection. OSHA is publishing a companion proposal elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register taking the same action.
Record Requirements in the Mechanical Power Presses Standard
Document Number: 2013-27694
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to make two main revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard. First, OSHA is proposing to revise a provision that requires employers to develop and maintain certification records of periodic inspections performed on the presses by adding a requirement that they develop and maintain certification records of any maintenance and repairs they perform on the presses during the periodic inspections. Second, OSHA is proposing to remove the requirement from another provision that employers develop and maintain certification records of weekly inspections and tests performed on the presses. This rulemaking is part of the Department of Labor's initiative to reduce paperwork burden; it will remove 613,600 hours of unnecessary paperwork burden for employers, while maintaining employee protection. OSHA is publishing a companion direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register taking this same action.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
Document Number: 2013-27382
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet December 5, 2013, in Washington, DC.
Public Meeting on the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Proposed Rule
Document Number: 2013-27366
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA invites interested parties to attend an informal public meeting on the Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses proposed rule. The purpose of the public meeting is to allow interested persons to provide oral remarks regarding the proposed rule. The proposed rule is a limited rulemaking to amend OSHA's recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep.
Overhead and Gantry Cranes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2013-27237
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
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 Overhead and Gantry Cranes (29 CFR 1910.179).
International Standards on the Transport of Dangerous Goods
Document Number: 2013-27235
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
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. PHMSA is hosting the morning portion of the meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 44th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) to be held November 25 to December 4, 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 26th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS) to be held December 4 to 6, 2013, in Geneva. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) 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.
Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2013-26711
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The purpose of this rulemaking is to improve workplace safety and health through the collection of useful, accessible, establishment- specific injury and illness data to which OSHA currently does not have direct, timely, and systematic access. With the information acquired through this proposed rule, employers, employees, employee representatives, the government, and researchers will be better able to identify and abate workplace hazards. OSHA is proposing to amend its recordkeeping regulations to add requirements for the electronic submission of injury and illness information employers are already required to keep under OSHA's regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. The proposed rule amends the regulation on the annual OSHA injury and illness survey of ten or more employers to add three new electronic reporting requirements. The proposed rule does not add to or change any employer's obligation to complete and retain injury and illness records under OSHA's regulations for recording and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses. The proposed rule also does not add to or change the recording criteria or definitions for these records. The proposed rule only modifies employers' obligations to transmit information from these records to OSHA or OSHA's designee.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2013-26646
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will meet December 5-6, 2013, in Washington, DC. OSHA also announces the Assistant Secretary of Labor request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Incorporation by Reference; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags; Correction
Document Number: 2013-26338
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document contains corrections to the final regulations, which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, June 13, 2013 (78 FR 35559). The regulations update OSHA's general industry and construction signage standards by adding references to the latest American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards on specifications for accident prevention signs and tags.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-26336
Type: Rule
Date: 2013-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On June 13, 2013, OSHA published in the Federal Register (78 FR 35559) a direct final rule that revised its signage standards for general industry and construction by updating the references to national consensus standards approved by the American National Standards Institute, a clearinghouse that verifies that the criteria for approval of consensus standards have been met. OSHA stated in that Federal Register notice 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 on the direct final rule. Since OSHA received no such significant adverse comments, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule became effective as a final rule on September 11, 2013.
Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards; Signage
Document Number: 2013-26337
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2013-11-04
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 signage standards for general industry and construction.
TÜV SÜD America, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2013-26284
Type: Notice
Date: 2013-11-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc.'s application containing a request for renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7.