Occupational Safety and Health Administration June 2017 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses: Proposed Delay of Compliance Date
Document Number: 2017-13550
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
On May 12, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a rule entitled ``Improve Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses'' with an effective date of January 1, 2017 for the final rule's electronic reporting requirements. The final rule sets an initial deadline of July 1, 2017, as the date by which certain employers are required to submit the information from their completed 2016 Form 300A to OSHA electronically. This action proposes to extend the initial submission deadline for 2016 Form 300A data to December 1, 2017, to provide the new administration an opportunity to review the new electronic reporting requirements prior to their implementation and allow affected entities sufficient time to familiarize themselves with the electronic reporting system, which will not be available until August 1. The proposed five-month delay would be effective on the date of publication of a final rule in the Federal Register. OSHA also intends to issue a separate proposal to reconsider, revise, or remove other provisions of the prior final rule. OSHA will seek comment on those provisions in that separate proposal. In this proposal, OSHA only seeks comment on the delay of the July 1, 2017 compliance date to December 1, 2017.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors
Document Number: 2017-12871
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2017-06-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) proposes to revoke the ancillary provisions for the construction and the shipyard sectors that OSHA adopted on January 9, 2017 but retain the new lower permissible exposure limit (PEL) of 0.2 [mu]g/m\3\ and the short term exposure limit (STEL) of 2.0 [mu]g/m\3\ for each sector. OSHA will not enforce the January 9, 2017 shipyard and construction standards without further notice while this new rulemaking is underway. This proposal does not affect the general industry beryllium standard published on January 9, 2017.
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-12914
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces its final decision to expand the scope of recognition for TUV SUD America, Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Curtis-Strauss LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-12913
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Curtis- Strauss LLC for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2017-12912
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-21
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).
Underground Construction Standard Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-12809
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMBs') approval of the information collection requirements specified in its standard on Underground Construction.
Agency Information Collection Activities of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2017-12095
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces that OMB continues its approval for a number of information collection requirements found in a number of OSHA's standards and regulations. OSHA sought approval of these requirements under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA), and, as required by that Act, is announcing the approval numbers and expiration dates for these requirements and regulations.
Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2017-12094
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-12
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a document in the Federal Register on May 16, 2017, soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment Standard. The document contained an incorrect docket number. This notice corrects the docket number.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
Document Number: 2017-11588
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-06
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will hold a teleconference meeting June 20, 2017, to consider a proposed rule to extend the enforcement date for OSHA's crane operator certification requirement in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard for an additional year until November 10, 2018. OSHA also proposes to extend the existing employer duty to ensure that crane operators are trained and competent to operate equipment safely for the same period of time.
California State Plan; New Operational Status Agreement
Document Number: 2017-11422
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document announces a new Operational Status Agreement between the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the California State Plan, which specifies the respective areas of federal and state authority, and which clarifies California's coverage over maritime employment and OSHA's coverage over private employers on military installations and federal parks, and under which OSHA gains coverage over private and tribal employers on U.S. Government- recognized Native American reservations and trust lands.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2017-11239
Type: Notice
Date: 2017-06-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of MET Laboratories, Inc. for expansion of its recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the Agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add two new test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.