DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. ICR 1218-0007 2000]
Proposed Information Collection Request Submitted for Public
Comment and Recommendations; Reporting of Fatality or Multiple
Hospitalization Incidents (1218-0007)
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to
reduce paperwork and respondent burden, conducts a preclearance
consultation program to provide the general public and Federal agencies
with an opportunity to comment on proposed and/or continuing
collections of information in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction
Act of 1995 (PRA 95) [44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)]. This program helps to
ensure that requested data can be provided in the desired format,
reporting burden (time and financial resources) is minimized,
collection instruments are clearly understood, and impact of collection
requirements on respondents can be properly assessed. Currently, the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting
comments concerning the proposed extension of approval for the
paperwork requirements of 29 CFR 1904.8, Reporting of Fatality or
Multiple Hospitalization Incidents. A copy of the proposed information
collection request (ICR) can be obtained by contacting the office
listed below in the ADDRESS section of this notice.
DATES: Written comments must be submitted to the office listed below in
the ADDRESS section on or before April 24, 2000.
The Department of Labor is particularly interested in comments
Evaluate whether the proposed collection of information is
necessary for the proper performance of the functions 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 submissions of responses.
ADDRESSES: Comments are to be submitted to the Docket Office, Docket
No. ICR 1218-0007 2000, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-2625, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone: (202) 693-
2350. Written comments limited to 10 pages or less in length may also
be transmitted by facsimile to (202) 693-1648.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dave Schmidt, Directorate of
Information Technology, Office of Statistics, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3644, 200
Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210, telephone: (202) 693-
1886. Copies of the referenced information collection request are
available for inspection and copying in the Docket Office and will be
mailed to persons who request copies by telephoning Dave Schmidt at
(202) 693-1886 or Todd Owen at (202) 693-2444. Contact OSHA's WebPage
on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov/OCIS/Info__coll.html for
electronic copies of the Reporting of Fatality or Multiple
Hospitalization Incidents information collection request.
OSHA promulgated regulation 29 CFR 1904.8 which currently requires
employers to report any death of an employee from a work related
incident or the in-patient hospitalization of three or more employees
as a result of a work related incident to OSHA within 8 hours. OSHA
investigates such incidents in order to provide the Agency with
information on the causes of employment fatalities and serious
injuries, to identify and require correction of serious hazards, and to prevent the occurrence of such
incidents in the future. Such information can also be a source of
support for new and revised safety and health standards. Investigators
will determine whether there was a violation of OSHA standards, and, if
so, whether the violation may have contributed to the incident.
Therefore, such investigations must be prompt and thorough if they are
to provide valid, useful information and achieve their intended
OSHA currently has approval from the Office of Management and
Budget (OMB) for information collection requirements contained in 29
CFR 1904.8. That approval will expire on July 31, 2000. This notice
initiates the process of OSHA to request an extension of the current
OMB approval. This notice also solicits public comment on OSHA's
paperwork burden estimates from interested parties and seeks public
response to several questions related to the development of OSHA's
estimation. Interested parties are requested to review OSHA's
estimates, which are based upon the most current data available, and to
comment on their accuracy or appropriateness in today's workplace.
II. Current Actions
This notice requests an extension of the current OMB approval of
the paperwork requirements in 29 CFR 1904.8, Reporting of Fatality or
Multiple Hospitalization Incidents.
Type of Review: Extension of currently approved collection.
Agency: Occupational Safety and Health Administration.
Title: Reporting of Fatality or Multiple Hospitalization Incidents.
OMB Number: 1218-0007.
Agency Number: Docket No. ICR 1218-0007 2000.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profit; Farms; Non-profit institutions; Small businesses or organizations.
Cite/Refrence/Form/etc.: 29 CFR 1904.8.
Total respondents: 3,064.
Frequency: On occasion.
Average Time Per Respondent: 15 minutes.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 766.
Comments submitted in response to this notice will be summarized
and included in the request for Office of Management and Budget
approval of the information collection request. They will also become a
matter of public record.
Dated: February 15, 2000.
Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.
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