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

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.