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Start Preamble Start Printed Page 41184 AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking. SUMMARY: Under OSHA's standard for cranes and derricks used in construction work, crane operators are to be certified by November 10, 2017. Until that date, employers also have duties under … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; delay of compliance date. SUMMARY: 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 … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 29182 AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: 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, … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Department of Labor. ACTION: Proposed delay of effective date. SUMMARY: In accordance with the Presidential directive as expressed in the memorandum of January 20, 2017, from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” this … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), DOL. ACTION: Request for Information (RFI). SUMMARY: Workplace violence against employees providing healthcare and social assistance services is a serious concern. Evidence indicates that the rate of workplace violence in the industry is substantially higher than private industry as a … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; extension of written comment period. SUMMARY: On October 4, 2016, OSHA published a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) titled “Standards Improvement Project-Phase IV.” The period for submitting comments is being extended 30 days to … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of public meeting. SUMMARY: This notice is to advise interested persons that on Wednesday, November 16, 2016, OSHA will conduct a public meeting to informally discuss potential updates to the Hazard Communication Standard. The purpose … [read more]

Start Preamble AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Department of Labor. ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; request for comments. SUMMARY: OSHA is proposing to add two modified PortaCount® quantitative fit-testing protocols to its Respiratory Protection Standard. The proposed protocols would apply to employers in general industry, shipyard employment, … [read more]

Start Preamble Start Printed Page 68504 AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor. ACTION: Proposed rule; request for comments. SUMMARY: In response to the President's Executive Order 13563, “Improving Regulations and Regulatory Review,” the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is continuing its efforts to remove or revise … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Background A. Introduction B. Regulatory History II. Request for Information, Data, and Comments A. General Issues B. Subpart E—Stairways, Ladders and Access and Egress 1. General Revisions 2. Specific Revisions … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Stakeholder Meeting III. Public Participation Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Stakeholder meeting: The stakeholder meeting will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, July 13, 2016. Deadline for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Informal public hearing. The hearing will begin on March 21, 2016 at 2 p.m., local time. If necessary, the hearing will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5 … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Informal public hearing. The hearing will begin on February 29, 2016 at 2 p.m. If necessary, the hearing will continue from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., local … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background II. Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top The comment due date for the proposed rule published in the Federal Register on July 29, 2015 (80 FR 45116) is extended. Comments must … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Administrative Procedure Act and Direct Final Rulemaking OMB Review Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, Unfunded Mandates, and Executive Orders on the Review of Regulations List of Subjects in … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Executive Summary Executive Summary I. Issues and Alternatives Regulatory Alternatives Scope Permissible Exposure Limits Methods of Compliance Ancillary Provisions All Ancillary Provisions Exposure Monitoring Regulated Areas Personal Protective Clothing and Equipment (PPE) Medical Surveillance … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Table of Contents II. Background A. The OSH Act and OSH Act Violations B. The History and Importance of OSHA's Recordkeeping Regulations C. A Failure To Record a Recordable Illness or Injury is … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: A. Background B. Maine State Plan History C. Description of the Maine State Plan D. Request for Public Comment and Opportunity To Request Hearing E. Regulatory Flexibility Act F. Federalism Authority and Signature DATES: … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents I. Exhibits Referenced in This RFI II. Background A. Introduction B. Hazards and Incidents C. Training and Certification D. Applicable OSHA Standards E. Consensus Standards and State Standards III. Request for … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent or received) by October 9, 2015. ADDRESSES: Back to Top You may submit comments, identified by Docket No. OSHA-2012-0023, by any … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: I. Background A. OSHA's Eye and Face Protection Standards B. ANSI's Occupational and Educational Eye and Face Protection Standard a. Comparison Between the 2010 and 2003 Versions of ANSI Z87.1 b. Comparison Between the … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCSH Meeting Authority and Signature DATES: Back to Top ACCSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 31, 2015, and from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Submit … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Table of Contents List of Acronyms: Request for Information on Chemical Management and Permissible Exposure Limits I. Purpose II. Legal Requirements for OSHA Standards A. Significant Risk of a Material Impairment: The Benzene Case … [read more]

  Table of Contents Back to Top DATES: ADDRESSES: FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Background Arizona State Plan OSHA's Residential Construction Fall Protection Standard Arizona's Residential Construction Fall Protection Standard Steps Prior to This Document Comparison of OSHA and Arizona's Residential Construction Fall Protection Standards: How Arizona Is … [read more]

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