[Federal Register: August 2, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 147)]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Office of the Secretary
Submission for OMB Review: Comment Request
July 23, 2010.
The Department of Labor (DOL) hereby announces the submission of
the following public 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 (Pub. L. 104-13, 44 U.S.C.
chapter 35). A copy of the ICR, with applicable supporting
documentation; including, among other things, a description of the
likely respondents, proposed frequency of response, and estimated total
burden may be obtained from the RegInfo.gov Web site at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain
or by contacting Linda Watts Thomas on 202-693-2443
(this is not a toll-free number)/e-mail: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the Office of
Information and Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for the
Department of Labor--Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA), Office of Management and Budget, Room 10235, Washington, DC
20503, Telephone: 202-395-7316/Fax: 202-395-5806 (these are not toll-
free numbers), e-mail: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov within 30 days from
the date of this publication in the Federal Register. In order to
ensure the appropriate consideration, comments should reference the OMB
Control Number (see below).
The OMB is particularly interested in comments which:
Evaluate whether the proposed information collection
requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency,
including whether the information will have practical utility;
Evaluate the accuracy of the Agency's estimate of the
burden of the proposed collection of information, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
Enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the
information to be collected; and
Minimize the burden of the collection of information on
those who are to respond, including through the use of appropriate
automated, electronic, mechanical, or other technological collection
techniques or other forms of information technology, e.g., permitting
electronic submission of responses.
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Type of Review: Extension without change of a previously approved
Title of Collection: Construction Fall Protection Systems Criteria
and Practices (29 CFR 1926.502) and Training Requirements (29 CFR
OMB Control Number: 1218-0197.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 379,305.
Total Estimated Annual Burden Hours: 457,108.
Total Estimated Annual Costs Burden (excludes hourly wage costs):
Description: The Standards on Construction Fall Protection Systems
Criteria and Practices (29 CFR 1926.502) and Training Requirements (29
CFR 1926.503) ensure that employers provide the required fall
protection for their workers. Accordingly, these standards have the
following paperwork requirements: Paragraphs (c)(4)(ii) and (k) of 29
CFR 1926.502, which specify certification of safety nets and
development of fall protection plans, respectively, and paragraph (b)
of 29 CFR 1926.502, which requires employers to certify training
records. The training certification requirement specified in paragraph
(b) of 29 CFR 1926.503 documents the training provided to workers
potentially exposed to fall hazards. A competent person must train
these workers to recognize fall hazards and in the use of procedures
and equipment that minimize these hazards. An employer must verify
compliance with this training requirement by preparing and maintaining
a written certification record that contains the name or other
identifier of the worker receiving the training, the date(s) of the
training, and the signature of the competent person who conducted the
training, or of the employer.
For additional information, see the related 60-day preclearance
notice published in the Federal Register on April 30, 2010, (75 FR
Dated: July 27, 2010.
Linda Watts Thomas,
Acting Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2010-18837 Filed 7-30-10; 8:45 am]
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