Occupational Safety and Health Administration July 30, 2018 – Federal Register Recent Federal Regulation Documents

TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2018-16214
Type: Notice
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., for expansion of its scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications.
Tracking of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Document Number: 2018-16059
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This proposed rule would amend OSHA's recordkeeping regulation by rescinding the requirement for establishments with 250 or more employees to electronically submit information from OSHA Forms 300 and 301. These establishments will continue to be required to submit information from their Form 300A summaries. OSHA is amending its recordkeeping regulations to protect sensitive worker information from potential disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). OSHA has preliminarily determined that the risk of disclosure of this information, the costs to OSHA of collecting and using the information, and the reporting burden on employers are unjustified given the uncertain benefits of collecting the information. OSHA believes that this proposal maintains safety and health protections for workers while also reducing the burden to employers of complying with the current rule. OSHA seeks comment on this proposal, particularly on its impact on worker privacy, including the risks posed by exposing workers' sensitive information to possible FOIA disclosure. In addition, OSHA is proposing to require covered employers to submit their Employer Identification Number (EIN) electronically along with their injury and illness data submission.
Information Collection Request; Cranes and Derricks in Construction: Operator Qualification
Document Number: 2018-15687
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2018-07-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is providing the public an additional 30 days to comment on only the information collection requirements contained in the proposed updates to its standard for cranes and derricks in construction published on May 21, 2018.