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SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-27802
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-23
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the addition of four test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
The 13 Carcinogens Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2021-27123
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to obtain the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval for the information collection requirements contained in the 13 Carcinogens Standard.
QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Request for Renewal of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-27122
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. (QPS) requesting renewal of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-27120
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for QPS Evaluation Services, Inc. as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-27118
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-12-15
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will meet February 15, 2022, by teleconference and WebEx.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard
Document Number: C1-2021-26268
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings; Extension of Comment Period
Document Number: 2021-26269
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is extending the period for submitting comments by 30 days to allow stakeholders interested in the ANPRM on Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings additional time to review the ANPRM and collect information and data necessary for comment.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard
Document Number: 2021-26268
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-12-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The period for submitting public comments is being extended by 45 days to allow stakeholders interested in the COVID-19 vaccination and testing emergency temporary standard (ETS) additional time to review the ETS and collect information and data necessary for comment.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2021-25981
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-30
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites interested parties to submit nominations for individuals to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH). OSHA is extending the deadline for nominations to serve on FACOSH from November 22, 2021 to January 31, 2022.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-25897
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the addition of one test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Gestamp West Virginia LLC: Notice of Correction to Permanent Variance
Document Number: 2021-25895
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) published a notice in the Federal Register on March 2, 2021, announcing a permanent variance to Gestamp West Virginia LLC from a specific provision of the OSHA standard that regulates the control of hazardous energy (lockout/tagout). The document contained incorrect references to the relevant provision of the lockout/tagout standard. This notice corrects the provision of the standard referenced in the permanent variance.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard; Ratification of Department's Actions
Document Number: 2021-25167
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor is publishing notification of the Secretary of Labor's ratification of a rule.
Variance Regulations; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2021-24055
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to obtain OMB approval for the information collection requirements contained in the Standards on Variance and Other Relief; Variances and Other Relief; and Limitation, Variations, Tolerances or Exemptions. These statutory and regulatory provisions specify the requirements for submitting applications to OSHA for temporary, experimental, permanent, and national defense variances.
Standard on Blasting Operations and the Use of Explosives; Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2021-24500
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Blasting Operations and the Use of Explosives.
COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing; Emergency Temporary Standard
Document Number: 2021-23643
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-11-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing an emergency temporary standard (ETS) to protect unvaccinated employees of large employers (100 or more employees) from the risk of contracting COVID-19 by strongly encouraging vaccination. Covered employers must develop, implement, and enforce a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, with an exception for employers that instead adopt a policy requiring employees to either get vaccinated or elect to undergo regular COVID-19 testing and wear a face covering at work in lieu of vaccination.
Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scope of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2021-23893
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to: (1) Add seven 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 scope of recognition of several NRTLs.
LabTest Certification Inc.: Grant of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-23892
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to grant recognition to LabTest Certification, Inc. (LCI), as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-23704
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet Tuesday, November 16, 2021, by teleconference and WebEx.
SGS North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-23690
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SGS North America, Inc., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add four test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-23689
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., for expansion of the scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2021-23688
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-11-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the General Working Conditions in Shipyard Employment Standard.
Heat Injury and Illness Prevention in Outdoor and Indoor Work Settings
Document Number: 2021-23250
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-10-27
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is initiating rulemaking to protect indoor and outdoor workers from hazardous heat and is interested in obtaining additional information about the extent and nature of hazardous heat in the workplace and the nature and effectiveness of interventions and controls used to prevent heat-related injury and illness. This ANPRM provides an overview of the problem of heat stress in the workplace and of measures that have been taken to prevent it. This ANPRM also seeks information on issues that OSHA can consider in developing the standard, including the scope of the standard and the types of controls that might be required.
Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-23030
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of Bay Area Compliance Laboratories Corp., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
Document Number: 2021-23029
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-22
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) hereby announces that the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) has been reestablished for a two-year period pursuant to the Federal Advisory Committee Act (FACA) and in accordance with the Committee Management Secretariat, General Services Administration. In addition, the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) requests nominations for membership on FACOSH.
On-Site Consultation Agreements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2021-22819
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-10-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the regulations addressing On-Site Consultation Agreements.
Incorporation by Reference; Notice of Corrections
Document Number: 2021-20099
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-10-04
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is making minor corrections to the Incorporation by Reference (IBR) section for Maritime due to inadvertent mistakes in three final rules: Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards, Personal Protective Equipment; Updating OSHA Standards Based on National Consensus Standards, Eye and Face Protection; and Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV. The notice also updates contact information for a government agency and consensus organizations in the Incorporation by Reference section and adjusts the codification to meet Office of the Federal Register requirements.
Migrant Worker Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2021-20311
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is announcing a public meeting to solicit comments and suggestions from stakeholders on issues facing the agency in the administration of the whistleblower laws it enforces.
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Definition and Requirements for a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory
Document Number: 2021-20235
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-09-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public comments on the ICR are invited.
Discrimination Against Employees Exercising Rights Under the Williams-Steiger Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970
Document Number: 2021-19071
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-09-03
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is amending one of the rules interpreting the anti-retaliation provision of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act or Act) to clarify that the test for showing a nexus between protected activity and adverse action is ``but-for'' causation.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-18145
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
UL LLC: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-18144
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of UL LLC, for expansion of the scope of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add one test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-18143
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition of TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the final decision to add one test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
SGS North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-18142
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SGS North America, Inc., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add one test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2021-17872
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Maritime Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) will meet September 14, 2021, by teleconference and WebEx.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-17437
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Proposed Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scope of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2021-17436
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA proposes to: Add new test standards to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) Program's list of appropriate test standards; delete or replace several test standards from the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards; and modify the scope of recognition of several NRTLs.
QPS Evaluation Services, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-17435
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of QPS Evaluation Services, Inc., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
LabTest Certification Inc.: Application for Recognition
Document Number: 2021-17434
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of LabTest Certification, Inc. (LCI), for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant this recognition.
CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-17433
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for CSA Group Testing & Certification Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-17432
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-08-16
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
Mechanical Power Presses Update
Document Number: 2021-15995
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA requests information and comment on issues related to the mechanical power presses standard. The standard was issued in 1971 based upon the 1971 American National Standards Institute (ANSI) industry consensus standard for mechanical power presses. This ANSI standard has been updated a number of times since 1971. OSHA is seeking information regarding whether it should update the mechanical power presses standard and, if so, how closely the standard should follow the current ANSI standard for mechanical power presses. It is also seeking information on the types of presses that should be covered, the use and certification of equipment, and other topics such as presence-sensing device initiation (PSDI) systems, and requirements for press modifications, training, and injury reporting. OSHA will use the information received in response to this RFI to determine what action, if any, it may take to reduce regulatory burdens while maintaining worker safety.
Beryllium Standards for General Industry; Extension for the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2021-15845
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Beryllium Standards for General Industry.
Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2021-15844
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Standard on Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses.
Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard
Document Number: 2021-15326
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-20
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The period for submitting public comments is being extended by 30 days to allow stakeholders interested in the emergency temporary standard (ETS) additional time to review the ETS and collect information and data necessary for comment.
Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard
Document Number: 2021-14326
Type: Rule
Date: 2021-07-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is fixing minor errors in the interim final rule published on June 21, 2021, titled Occupational Exposure to COVID-19; Emergency Temporary Standard, including correcting the docket number for submission of comments related to OSHA's information collection estimates under the Paperwork Reduction Act.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH): Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2021-14631
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-09
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet August 11, 2021.
Hazard Communication Standard
Document Number: 2021-14463
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2021-07-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The period for submitting a NOITA is being extended by 14 days from the date of publication of this document to allow stakeholders interested in attending the informal public hearing on the proposed rule ``Hazard Communication Standard'' additional time to prepare their submissions.
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2021-14143
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-07-02
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of TUV SUD America, Inc. (TUVAM) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add one additional test standard to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2021-13545
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc., for expansion of the scope of 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: 2021-13270
Type: Notice
Date: 2021-06-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for MET Laboratories, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
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