OSHA “What’s New” – Public Opportunity to Comment on Collection of Information

On July 31st, the Department of Labor (DOL) submitted seven OSHA sponsored information collection requests (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review and approval titled:

Public comments (made before August 30th) on the ICR are invited.

On August 8th, the DOL submitted three more OSHA sponsored ICRs to the OMB for review and approval titled:

Public comments (made before October 10th) on the ICR are invited.

Today, August 10th, the DOL submitted one more OSHA sponsored ICR to the OMB for review and approval titled:

Public comments (made before October 10th) on the ICR are invited.

Now is the time to voice your comments regarding the paperwork requirements of any of these standards.

 

Not automatically familiar with all ten standards? Don’t worry, the paperwork requirements are summarized below.

Rigging Equipment for Material Handling

Employers must maintain inspection records, retain proof-testing certificates, and use identification tags or markings on rigged equipment. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1926.251(b)(1); (b)(6)(i) and (ii); (c)(15)(ii); (e)(1)(i), (ii), and (iii); and (f)(2).

Hydrostatic Testing Provision of the Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard

Employers must keep the most recent certification record verifying that hydrostatic testing of fire extinguishers has been performed in accordance with the standard. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1910.157 (f)(16). Intervals for hydrostatic testing are specified in Table L-1 of the standard.

Requirements for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Training Institute Education Centers Program and the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Outreach Training Program

To be a participant in the OTI Education Centers Program or the Outreach Training Program, an individual or organization must provide certain information to OSHA. OTI education centers provide a listing of all authorized Outreach trainers to the National Office.

Overhead and Gantry Cranes Standard

Employers subject to this standard must mark the rated load of a crane, verify the inspection of the crane hook, hoist chain, or rope by preparing a certification record, and prepare a report of the rated load test for any repaired hook or modified crane. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1910.179.

Portable Fire Extinguishers Standard

Employers must perform annual maintenance inspections on all portable fire extinguishers and record the dates of the inspections. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1910.157 (e)(3).

Electric Power Generation, Transmission, and Distribution Standard for Construction and General Industry and Electrical Protective Equipment for Construction and General Industry

Employers subject to this standard must document that employees are provided with safe work practices that guard against exposure to electrical shock hazards in the workplace. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1910.137; 1910.269; 1926, Subpart V; and 1926.97.

Anhydrous Ammonia Storage and Handling Standard

Employers subject to this standard must document that they use properly designed and tested containers and systems to store anhydrous ammonia, thereby preventing accidental release of, and exposure of workers to, this highly toxic and corrosive substance. These requirements can be found in 29 CRF 1910.111.

Fire Brigades Standard

Employers with established fire brigades (including industrial fire departments, and private or contract fire departments) must comply with the provisions of the Fire Brigades Standard and document the existence of a fire brigade, its basic organizational structure, its function, its expected number of members, and the type, amount, and frequency of training provided to its members. These requirements can be found in Paragraphs (b)(1), (b)(2), and (c)(4) of 29 CFR 1910.156.

Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard

Employers subject to this standard must post rated load capacities, recommended operating speeds, and special hazard warnings on cars and platforms. Operating rules for material hoists must be posted at the operator’s station of the hoist. Tests and inspections of all functions and safety devices are required following the assembly and erection of hoists, following major alteration of an existing installation, and at three-month intervals. The most recent certification record of the test and inspection must be kept on file. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1926.552.

Ionizing Radiation Standard

Employers subject to this standard must provide their workers with protection from ionizing radiation exposure. Required documentation includes posted caution signs at radiation areas, monitoring worker exposure to ionizing radiation, reporting worker overexposures to OSHA, providing exposure records to current and former workers, and maintaining exposure records. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1910.1096.

Standard on Mechanical Power Presses

Employers subject to this standard must perform regular inspections of power presses, including no less than weekly inspection and testing of the clutch/break mechanism, antirepeat feature, and single-stroke mechanism and maintain a certification record of inspections to ensure safe operating condition for mechanical power presses. These requirements can be found in 29 CFR 1910.217 (e)(1)(i); and (e)(1)(ii).

 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the paperwork requirements of these standards.

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