Occupational Safety and Health Administration 2014 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-29732
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
QAI Laboratories, LTD.: Grant of Recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
Document Number: 2014-29731
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-19
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to grant recognition to QAI Laboratories, LTD., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-29239
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Occupational Exposure to Hazardous Chemicals in Laboratories.
Traylor/Skanska/Jay Dee Joint Venture; Application for Permanent Variance and Interim Order; Grant of Interim Order; Request for Comments
Document Number: 2014-28994
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-11
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Traylor/ Skanska/Jay Dee Joint Venture (collectively ``Traylor JV'' or ``the applicant'') for a permanent variance and interim order from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed air environments and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the permanent variance. OSHA invites the public to submit comments on the variance application to assist the Agency in determining whether to grant the applicant a permanent variance based on the conditions specified in this application.
The Vinyl Chloride Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-28500
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Vinyl Chloride Standard (29 CFR 1910.1017).
Methylene Chloride Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-28499
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-12-04
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 Methylene Chloride Standard (29 CFR 1910.1052).
Shipyard Employment Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-26870
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Shipyard Employment Standards of Subpart GGear and Equipment for Rigging and Materials Handling (29 CFR 1915.112(a)(1), 29 CFR 1915.112(b)(1)(i), 29 CFR 1915.112(c)(1)(i), 29 CFR 1915.112(c)(2), 29 CFR 1915.113(a)(1), 29 CFR 1915.113(b)(1) and 29 CFR 1915.115(c)) and Subpart KPortable, Unfired Pressure Vessels, Drums and Containers, Other than Ship's Equipment (29 CFR 1915.172(d)). The purpose of the collection of information (paperwork) provisions of the Standards is to reduce workers' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that equipment has been tested and is in safe operating condition.
Cotton Dust Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-26869
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
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 Cotton Dust Standard (29 CFR 1910.1043).
Acrylonitrile Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-26868
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified by the Acrylonitrile Standard (29 CFR 1910.1045).
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
Document Number: 2014-26797
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-13
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
NACOSH will meet December 10, 2014, in Washington, DC.
Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2014-26368
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA proposes to: (1) Add new test standards to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) Program's list of appropriate test standards; (2) delete or replace several test standards from the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards; and (3) update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2014-25960
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-11-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will meet December 4, 2014, in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet December 3, 2014. OSHA also announces the Assistant Secretary of Labor's request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Electrical Standards for Construction and General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-25941
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-31
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its request for an extension of the information collection requirements contained in the Electrical Standards for Construction (29 CFR part 1926, subpart K) and the Electrical Standards for General Industry (29 CFR part 1910, subpart S). The Standards address safety procedures for installation and maintenance of electric utilization equipment that prevent death and serious injuries among construction and general industry workers in the workplace caused by electrical hazards.
Preparations for the 28th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
Document Number: 2014-25690
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice is to advise interested persons that on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, OSHA, as a representative of the U.S Interagency GHS (Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals) Coordinating Group, will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 28th 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 10 to 12, 2014 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. Also, on Wednesday, November 12, 2014, the Department of Transportation (DOT), Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) will conduct a public meeting (See Docket No. PHMSA-2014-0117, Notice No. 14-12) to discuss proposals in preparation for the 46th session of the United Nations Sub-Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (UNSCOE TDG) to be held December 1 to December 9, 2014, in Geneva, Switzerland.
Subpart A (“General Provisions”) and Subpart B (“Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment”); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-25147
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
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 29 CFR part 1915, subpart A (``General Provisions'') and subpart B (``Confined and Enclosed Spaces and Other Dangerous Atmospheres in Shipyard Employment'').
Slings; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-25146
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Slings (29 CFR 1910.184). The collection of information (paperwork) provisions of the Standard specify affixing identification tags or markings on slings, developing and maintaining inspection records, and retaining proof-testing certificates.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Charter Renewal
Document Number: 2014-25145
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) has renewed the NACOSH charter for two years.
Executive Order 13650 Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security Webinar: Implementation Updates
Document Number: 2014-25142
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL), in coordination with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is announcing a webinar to update stakeholders on issues pertaining to implementation of Executive Order [E.O.] 13650: Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-24857
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-24856
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Intertek Testing Services NA, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
TÜV SÜD Product Services GmbH: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-24584
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D Product Services GmbH, as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs)
Document Number: 2014-24009
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-10-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is reviewing its overall approach to managing chemical exposures in the workplace and seeks stakeholder input about more effective and efficient approaches that addresses challenges found with the current regulatory approach. This review involves considering issues related to updating permissible exposure limits (PELs), as well as examining other strategies that could be implemented to address workplace conditions where workers are exposed to chemicals. The notice details the role of past court decisions on the Agency's current approach to chemical management for the purpose of informing stakeholders of the legal framework in which the Agency must operate. It then describes possible modifications of existing processes, along with potential new sources of data and alternative approaches the Agency may consider. The Agency is particularly interested in information about how it may take advantage of newer approaches, given its legal requirements. This RFI is concerned primarily with chemicals that cause adverse health effects from long-term occupational exposure, and is not related to activities being conducted under Executive Order 13650, Improving Chemical Facility Safety and Security.
Vertical Tandem Lifts in Marine Terminals; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collection of Information (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-24123
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-09
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 collection of information requirements specified by the Standard on Vertical Tandem Lifts (VTLs) in Marine Terminals. A VTL is the practice of a container crane lifting two or more intermodal containers, one on top of the other, connected by a particular type of interbox connector, known as a semiautomatic twistlock.
Online Outreach Training Program, FY 2014
Document Number: 2014-23974
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces, in abstract format, a request for proposals to deliver 10-hour and 30-hour Outreach Training Program courses, on behalf of OSHA, in the construction industry, general industry, maritime industry, and targeted training for young workers, in an online format.
Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-23898
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
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 Servicing Multi-Piece and Single Piece Rim Wheels (29 CFR 1910.177). The paperwork provisions of the Standard includes a requirement that the manufacturer or a Registered Professional Engineer certify that repaired restraining devices and barriers meet the strength requirements specified in the Standard and a requirement that defective wheels and wheel components be marked or tagged.
Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-23896
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-07
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 Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.1030).
TÜV SÜD America, Inc.; Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-23606
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of T[Uuml]V S[Uuml]D America, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); Notice of Intent To Renew the Charter
Document Number: 2014-23603
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-10-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor intends to renew the Charter of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health. The current ACCSH Charter will expire on November 26, 2014.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Certification
Document Number: 2014-22816
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is extending its November 10, 2014, deadline for employers to ensure that crane operators are certified by three years, until November 10, 2017. OSHA is also extending its employer duty to ensure that crane operators are competent to operate a crane safely for the same three-year period.
Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-22779
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Standard on Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts) (29 CFR 1910.67). The purpose of the requirements is to reduce workers' risk of death or serious injury by ensuring that aerial lifts are in safe operating condition.
Telecommunications; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-22778
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
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 specified in its Telecommunications Standard (29 CFR 1910.268). The purpose of the requirements is to ensure that workers have been trained as required by the Standard to prevent risk of death or serious injury.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH)
Document Number: 2014-22754
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) will meet November 6, 2014, in Washington, DC.
Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution; Electrical Protective Equipment; Corrections
Document Number: 2014-22148
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On April 11, 2014 (79 FR 20316), the Occupational Safety and Health Administration published a final rule: Revising the general industry standards for electric power generation, transmission, and distribution work and for electrical protective equipment; revising the construction standard for electric power transmission and distribution work; and adopting a new construction standard for electrical protective equipment. The final rule updated those standards and made the general industry and construction standards consistent. This document corrects errors in the preamble and regulatory text of the final rule.
Occupational Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting Requirements-NAICS Update and Reporting Revisions
Document Number: 2014-21514
Type: Rule
Date: 2014-09-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing a final rule to update the appendix to its Injury and Illness Recording and Reporting regulation. The appendix contains a list of industries that are partially exempt from requirements to keep records of work-related injuries and illnesses due to relatively low occupational injury and illness rates. The updated appendix is based on more recent injury and illness data and lists industry groups classified by the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS). The current appendix lists industries classified by Standard Industrial Classification (SIC). The final rule also revises the requirements for reporting work- related fatality, injury, and illness information to OSHA. The current regulation requires employers to report work-related fatalities and in- patient hospitalizations of three or more employees within eight hours of the event. The final rule retains the requirement for employers to report work-related fatalities to OSHA within eight hours of the event but amends the regulation to require employers to report all work- related in-patient hospitalizations, as well as amputations and losses of an eye, to OSHA within 24 hours of the event.
Underwriters Laboratories Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-21937
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for Underwriters Laboratories Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces its final decision to incorporate two new test standards into the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-21399
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified by the Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029).
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2014-21373
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites interested individuals to submit ``rolling'' nominations for membership on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH), and announces the new procedures for the ``rolling'' nominations. This Federal Register notice also announces the appointment of six individuals to serve on FACOSH.
Coke Oven Emissions Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-21371
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-09-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified by the Coke Oven Emissions Standard (29 CFR 1910.1029).
SGS North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-20593
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SGS North America, Inc., for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
IAPMO EGS: Application for Recognition
Document Number: 2014-20592
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of the International Association of Plumbing and Mechanical Officials EGS (IAPMO), for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL), and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this recognition.
QAI Laboratories, LTD.: Application for Recognition
Document Number: 2014-20591
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of QAI Laboratories, LTD., for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) under 29 CFR 1910.7, and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant this recognition.
Curtis-Straus LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-20561
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Curtis- Straus LLC for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-20560
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-19970
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-22
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 its General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment Standard (29 CFR part 1915, subpart F).
Arizona State Plan for Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2014-19781
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Act requires state plans to provide safety standards ``at least as effective as'' those of Federal OSHA. The legislature of Arizona enacted a fall protection standard for residential roofing that provides fall protection at heights above 15 feet, while that of OSHA provides protection to workers at 6 feet. OSHA is proposing to take action to require Arizona to revise its standard to provide equivalent protection. OSHA is initiating two concurrent administrative proceedings which would officially reject Arizona's fall protection standard, and rescind the ``final approval'' status of the Arizona state plan in the construction industry, to allow OSHA to enforce Federal construction safety standards pending enactment by Arizona of an ``at least as effective'' fall protection standard. OSHA is soliciting written comments to ensure that all relevant information, views and data are available to the Assistant Secretary. If requested, a public hearing may be held on these issues.
Variance Regulations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2014-19718
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to obtain Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval for the information collection requirements contained in Sections 6(b)6(A), 6(b)6(B), 6(b)6(C), 6(d), and 16 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act), and 29 CFR 1905.10, 1905.11, and 1905.12. These statutory and regulatory provisions specify the requirements for submitting applications to OSHA for temporary, experimental, permanent, and national defense variances.
Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2014-19083
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2014-08-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On November 08, 2013, OSHA published a notice of proposed rulemaking to amend the agency's regulation on the annual OSHA injury and illness reporting requirements to add three new electronic reporting obligations. At a public meeting on the proposal, many stakeholders expressed concern that the proposal could motivate employers to under-record their employees' injuries and illnesses. They expressed concern that the proposal could promote an increase in workplace policies and procedures that deter or discourage employees from reporting work related injuries and illnesses. These include adopting unreasonable requirements for reporting injuries and illnesses and retaliating against employees who report injuries and illnesses. In order to protect the integrity of the injury and illness data, OSHA is considering adding provisions that will make it a violation for an employer to discourage employee reporting in these ways. To facilitate further evaluation of this issue, OSHA is extending the comment period for 60 days for public comment on this issue. In promulgating a final rule, OSHA will consider the comments already received as well as the information it receives in response to this notice.
Canadian Standards Association: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-18633
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-08-07
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision granting renewal of recognition of Canadian Standards Association, as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Communication Certification Laboratory, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-17967
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision granting renewal of recognition of Communication Certification Laboratory, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2014-17966
Type: Notice
Date: 2014-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice announces the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's final decision granting renewal of recognition of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).