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Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2020-06144
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to: (1) Add one new test standard 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.
SGS North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition and Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2020-06084
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to expand the scope of recognition for SGS North America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). Additionally, OSHA announces the addition of three test standards to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards.
DEKRA Certification Inc.: Application for Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2020-06083
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-24
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of DEKRA Certification, Inc., for recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant this recognition. Additionally, OSHA proposes to modify the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards to add two additional test standards.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH): Notice of Meetings
Document Number: 2020-05615
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet April 29, 2020, in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet April 28, 2020.
Whistleblower Stakeholder Meeting
Document Number: 2020-05128
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-13
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.
SGS North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2020-04389
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-03-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications 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 applications. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add four test standards to the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
QAI Laboratories, Ltd. Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-03883
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of QAI Laboratories, Ltd., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
SGS North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-03881
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SGS 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.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-03880
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
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).
TUV SUD America, Inc.: Grant of Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-03879
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
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 SUD America, Inc., as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL).
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
Document Number: 2020-03806
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership on NACOSH.
The Formaldehyde Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-03805
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
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 Formaldehyde Standard.
Aerial Lifts Standard (29 CFR 1926.453); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-03804
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement contained in the Aerial Lift Standard. Employers who modify an aerial lift for uses other than those provided by the manufacturer must obtain a certificate from the manufacturer or equivalent entity certifying that the modification is in conformance with applicable American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards and the OSHA Standard, and the equipment is as safe as it was prior to the modification.
Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-03803
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes Standard (29 CFR 1910.180).
Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices, and Training Requirements; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-03802
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements contained in the Construction Standards on Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices, and Training Requirements.
Cranes and Derricks in Construction; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-03787
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-26
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 contained in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction Standard.
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH): Notice of ACCSH Workgroup Meetings
Document Number: 2020-03665
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
ACCSH will hold teleconference meetings of the Education, Training and Outreach workgroup and the Emerging and Current Issues workgroup on March 5, 2020.
MET Laboratories, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2020-03502
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-21
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the applications of MET Laboratories, Inc., for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the applications.
OSHA Standards and Regulations; Corrections
Document Number: 2020-00207
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-02-18
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this rule OSHA is correcting typographical errors, including extraneous or omitted materials and inaccurate graphics, in 27 OSHA standards and regulations. These revisions do not affect the substantive requirements or coverage of the standards, do not modify or revoke existing rights or obligations, and do not establish new rights or obligations. The purpose of these correcting amendments is to reduce regulatory burdens by correcting the inaccuracies in regulatory text and graphics. This rule revises standards in recordkeeping, construction, general industry, shipyard employment, and longshoring.
Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories; Proposed Policy for Transitioning to Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program (SNAP) Termination
Document Number: 2020-02564
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-10
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA proposes a policy for transitioning to the termination of the Satellite Notification and Acceptance Program (SNAP).
Asbestos in General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Collection of Information
Document Number: 2020-02306
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-06
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 collection of information contained in the Standard on Asbestos in General Industry.
Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-02179
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-05
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 Access to Employee Exposure and Medical Records Standard.
Beryllium Standards for General Industry, Construction and Maritime; Extension for the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2020-02000
Type: Notice
Date: 2020-02-03
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, Construction, and Maritime.
Department of Labor Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Annual Adjustments for 2020
Document Number: 2020-00486
Type: Rule
Date: 2020-01-15
Agency: Employee Benefits Security Administration, Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Wage and Hour Division, Employment Standards Administration, Mine Safety and Health Administration, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Workers' Compensation Programs
The U.S. Department of Labor (Department) is publishing this final rule to adjust for inflation the civil monetary penalties assessed or enforced by the Department, pursuant to the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990 as amended by the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (Inflation Adjustment Act). The Inflation Adjustment Act requires the Department to annually adjust its civil money penalty levels for inflation no later than January 15 of each year. The Inflation Adjustment Act provides that agencies shall adjust civil monetary penalties notwithstanding Section 553 of the Administrative Procedure Act (APA). Additionally, the Inflation Adjustment Act provides a cost- of-living formula for adjustment of the civil penalties. Accordingly, this final rule sets forth the Department's 2020 annual adjustments for inflation to its civil monetary penalties.
Student Data Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-27949
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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 Student Data Form.
The 1,3-Butadiene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-27948
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-27
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 1,3-Butadiene (BD) Standard.
OSHA's Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Form; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-27576
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-23
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 proposed Conflict of Interest (COI) and Disclosure Form, which will be used to determine whether or not a conflict of interest exists for a potential peer review panel member.
Walking-Working Surfaces, Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems), and Special Industries (Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution); Corrections
Document Number: 2019-27114
Type: Rule
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is issuing corrections to the Walking-Working Surfaces, Personal Protective Equipment, and Special Industries standards.
State Plans: Coverage of the Aircrews in Aircraft Regulated by the Federal Aviation Administration-Changes to Level of Federal Enforcement for Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and Wyoming
Document Number: 2019-27112
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-12-17
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This document provides notice of the declination of coverage over the working conditions of aircraft cabin crewmembers onboard aircraft in operation by all twenty-two (22) OSHA-approved State Plans which cover the private sector. On March 26, 2014, OSHA began applying three safety and health standards to the working conditions of aircraft cabin crewmembers on aircraft in operation. Section 18 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 29 U.S.C. 667 (OSH Act) grants the OSHA-approved State Plans the authority to regulate the working conditions of these employees to the extent consistent with the Federal Aviation Act. Subsequently, OSHA required the State Plans to either elect to amend their State Plans to cover aircraft cabin crewmembers on aircraft in operation, or to decline to exercise such authority, in which case coverage would remain a Federal OSHA responsibility. All affected State Plans declined. OSHA is hereby amending the State Plans' coverage in all of the twenty-two (22) OSHA- approved State Plans covering the private sector to reflect the declination of State Plan coverage, and the continuation of Federal OSHA enforcement authority over the working conditions of aircraft cabin crewmembers while they are onboard aircraft in operation, and notifying affected employers and employees of this action.
Regulations Containing Procedures for Handling of Retaliation Complaints; Revision of Approved Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements for Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Approval
Document Number: 2019-25832
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend and revise the collection of information currently approved by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for handling of retaliation complaints filed with OSHA under various whistleblower protection statutes and the procedural regulations described in this notice. These regulations contain procedures employees must use to file a complaint with OSHA alleging that their employer violated a whistleblower protection provision contained in certain statutes that generally prohibit retaliatory action by employers against employees who engage in activities protected by the statutes. This collection of information includes revisions to the electronic form for employees to submit retaliation complaints to OSHA.
The Asbestos in Shipyards Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25831
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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 Asbestos in Shipyards Standard.
The Cadmium in Construction Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25828
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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 Cadmium in Construction Standard.
The Benzene Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25827
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-29
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 Benzene Standard.
Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25193
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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 collection of information contained in the Occupational Exposure to Noise Standard.
Standard for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-25192
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-21
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 for Welding, Cutting, and Brazing.
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH): Notice of Membership Meeting
Document Number: 2019-24679
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-14
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
NACOSH will meet on December 12, 2019, in Washington, DC.
The Standard on 4,4′-Methylenedianiline for General Industry; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-24530
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-12
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 4,4'- Methylenedianiline (MDA) for General Industry.
Hazardous Wastes Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-24374
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
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 Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (HAZWOPER) Standard.
Additional Requirements for Special Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks); Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
Document Number: 2019-24373
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approval of the information collection requirement specified in the Standard on Dipping and Coating Operations (Dip Tanks).
SGS North America, Inc.: Applications for Expansion of Recognition and Proposed Modification to the NRTL Program's List of Appropriate Test Standards
Document Number: 2019-24094
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of SGS 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. Additionally, OSHA proposes to add three test standards to the NRTL Program's list of appropriate test standards.
Modification to the List of Appropriate NRTL Program Test Standards and the Scopes of Recognition of Several NRTLs
Document Number: 2019-24093
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the final decision to: (1) Add a new test standard to the Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratories (NRTL) Program's list of appropriate test standards and (2) update the scopes of recognition of several NRTLs.
Preparations for the 38th Session of the UN Sub-Committee of Experts on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (UNSCEGHS)
Document Number: 2019-24084
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-05
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This notice is to advise interested persons that on Tuesday, November 12, 2019, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to discuss proposals in preparation for the 38th 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 11 through December 13, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. OSHA, along with the U.S. Interagency Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (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. OSHA also will give an update on the Regulatory Cooperation Council (RCC).
Cadmium in General Industry Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-23879
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-11-01
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Cadmium in General Industry Standard.
TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc.: Application for Expansion of Recognition
Document Number: 2019-23570
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-29
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
In this notice, OSHA announces the application of TUV Rheinland of North America, Inc. (TUVRNA) for expansion of recognition as a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) and presents the agency's preliminary finding to grant the application.
Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH): Notice of Meeting
Document Number: 2019-23458
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-28
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
This Federal Register notice announces meetings of the Maritime Advisory Committee for Occupational Safety and Health (MACOSH) workgroups and full Committee on November 19 and 20, 2019 in Washington, DC.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2019-23297
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces that OMB extended approval for information collection requirements found in OSHA's standards and regulations outlined in this notice. 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.
Hexavalent Chromium Standards; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
Document Number: 2019-23296
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Hexavalent Chromium standards for General Industry, Shipyard Employment, and Construction.
Agency Information Collection Activities: Announcement of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control Numbers Under the Paperwork Reduction Act
Document Number: 2019-23295
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-25
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Comporting with Executive Order 13563, ``Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review,'' and consistent with Executive Order 13777, ``Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda,'' OSHA removed or revised outdated, duplicative, unnecessary, and inconsistent requirements in safety and health standards. Standards Improvement ProjectPhase IV (SIP-IV) was published May 14, 2019 (84 FR 21416, Docket Number OSHA- 2012-0007). This final rule reduces regulatory burden while maintaining or enhancing worker safety and health, and improving privacy protections. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces an OMB extension of approval for a number of information collection requirements found in the final rule. 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.
Online Delivery of OSHA's Outreach Training Program 10- and 30-Hour Courses
Document Number: 2019-21943
Type: Notice
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA requests information, comments, and documents that would assist the agency in determining whether to adopt a new online delivery model for OSHA's Outreach Training Program. The OSHA Outreach Training Program is a hazard awareness training program that educates participants on the recognition, abatement, and prevention of job- related hazards in the construction, general, and maritime industries, and at disaster sites. The potential new model would be limited to OSHA's 10- and 30-hour Outreach courses for the construction, general, and maritime industries. The new model would not include the disaster site worker training program. OSHA plans to use the information collected from this request to determine whether the new model would address issues associated with the existing model. If the new model were implemented, the agency would develop policies and procedures for the online Outreach Training Program courses to ensure that online providers meet OSHA's expectations for program quality and consistency.
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium and Beryllium Compounds in Construction and Shipyard Sectors
Document Number: 2019-21038
Type: Proposed Rule
Date: 2019-10-08
Agency: Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
OSHA is proposing to revise the standards for occupational exposure to beryllium and beryllium compounds in the construction and shipyards industries. These proposed changes are designed to accomplish three goals: To more appropriately tailor the requirements of the construction and shipyards standards to the particular exposures in these industries in light of partial overlap between the beryllium standards' requirements and other OSHA standards; to aid compliance and enforcement across the beryllium standards by avoiding inconsistency, where appropriate, between the shipyards and construction standards and proposed revisions to the general industry standard; and to clarify certain requirements with respect to materials containing only trace amounts of beryllium. This proposal would lead to total annualized cost savings of $2.5 million at a 3 percent discount rate over 10 years; at a discount rate of 7 percent over 10 years, the annualized cost savings would be $2.5 million. OSHA has preliminarily determined that these proposed changes would maintain safety and health protections for workers, while facilitating compliance with the standards and yielding some cost savings. This proposal does not affect the general industry beryllium standard.