[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 82 (Wednesday, April 29, 2015)][Notices][Pages 23820-23822]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-09986]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0017]
Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power
Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirement contained
in the Standard on Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating
Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
June 29, 2015.
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service:
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0017,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal
business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2012-0017) for the Information Collection
Request (ICR). All comments, including any personal information you
provide, are placed in the public docket without change, and may be
made available online at http://www.regulations.gov. For further
information on submitting comments see the "Public Participation"
heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download from the Web site. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609,
200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information
collection requirements in accord with the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (PRA-95) (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that
information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs)
is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's
estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651
et seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or
appropriate for enforcement of the OSH Act or for developing
information regarding the causes and prevention of occupational
injuries, illnesses, and accidents (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSH Act also
requires that OSHA obtain such information with minimum burden upon
employers, especially those operating small businesses, and to reduce
to the maximum extent feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in
obtaining information (29 U.S.C. 657).
In the event that a worker is injured while operating a mechanical
power press, 29 CFR 1910.217(g) requires the employer to provide
information to OSHA regarding the incident within 30 days of the
injury. This information includes the employer's and worker's name(s),
workplace address and location; injury sustained; task being performed
when the injury occurred; number of operators required for the
operation and the number of operators provided with controls and
safeguards; cause of the incident; type of clutch, safeguard(s), and
feeding method(s) used; and means used to actuate the press stroke.
OSHA's Directorate of Standards and Guidance, or the State agency
administering a plan approved by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, collects the information. These reports
are a source of up-to-date information on power press machines.
Specifically, this information identifies the equipment used and
conditions associated with these injuries.
II. Special Issues for Comment
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
Whether the proposed information collection requirements
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions,
including whether the information is useful;
The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
The quality, utility, and clarity of the information
Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply;
for example, by using automated or other technological information
collection and transmission techniques.
III. Proposed Actions
OSHA is requesting that OMB extend its approval of the information
collection requirement contained in the Standard on Reports of Injuries
to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).
OSHA is proposing to decrease the existing burden hour estimate for the
collection of information requirement specified in the standard from
453 hours to 400 hours, for a total decrease of 53 hours. This
adjustment is a result of a decline in the number of reports of such
injuries received by OSHA annually.
The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to
this notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power
Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).
OMB Control Number: 1218-0070.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 1,210.
Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Five minutes (.08 hour) for a secretary
to submit the report to OSHA and 15 minutes (.25 hour) for a supervisor
to obtain the information regarding the incident and to prepare the
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 400.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.
IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on this Notice and
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows:
(1) Electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0017). You
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES).
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them
to your comments.
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand,
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about
submitting personal information such as their social security number
and date of birth. Although all submissions are listed in the
http://www.regulations.gov index, some information (e.g., copyrighted
material) is not publicly available to read or download from this Web
site. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are available
for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office.
Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov Web site to
submit comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's
"User Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information
about materials not available from the Web site, and for assistance in
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPD, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012
(77 FR 3912).
Signed at Washington, DC, on April 24, 2015.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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