[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 151 (Tuesday, August 8, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-16710]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0052]
Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators Standard;
Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of
Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comments.
SUMMARY: OSHA is soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements
specified in the Standard on Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
October 10, 2017.
Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments.
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648. e methods, you must submit a copy of your comments and
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0052,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, Room N-3653, 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, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., E.T.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and the
OSHA docket number (OSHA-2010-0052) 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 materials 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: Todd Owen or Theda Kenney,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor,
Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-2222.
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 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
OSHA to 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).
Paragraph (a)(2) of the Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and
Elevators Standard requires that the rated load capacities, recommended
operating speeds, and special hazard warnings or instructions be posted
on cars and platforms. Paragraph (b)(1)(i) requires that operating
rules for material hoists be established and posted at the operator's
station of the hoist. These rules shall include signal system and
allowable line speed for various loads. Paragraph (c)(10) requires that
cars be provided with a capacity and data plate secured in a
conspicuous place on the car or crosshead.
These posting requirements are used by the operator and crew of the
material and personnel hoists to determine how to use the specific
machine and how much it will be able to lift as assembled in one or a
number of particular configurations. If not properly used, the machine
would be subject to failures, endangering the workers in the immediate
Paragraph (c)(15) requires that a test and inspection of all
functions and safety devices be made following the assembly and
erection of hoists. The test and inspection are to be conducted under
the supervision of a competent person. A similar inspection and test is
required following major alteration of an existing installation. All
hoists shall be inspected and tested at three-month intervals. A
certification record (the most recent) of the test and inspection must
be kept on file, including the date the test and inspection was
completed, the identification of the equipment and the signature of the
person who performed the test and inspection. This certification
ensures that the equipment has been tested and is in safe operating
condition. The most recent certification record will be disclosed to a
Compliance Safety and Health Officer during an OSHA inspection.
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 requirements contained in the Standard on Material Hoists,
Personnel Hoists, and Elevators (29 CFR 1926.552). The Agency is
requesting an adjustment decrease of 2 burden hours, from 7,103 burden
hours to 7,101 burden hours. The decrease is due to the Agency no
longer taking a burden or cost for the disclosure of records during
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Material Hoists, Personnel Hoists, and Elevators (29 CFR
OMB Control Number: 1218-0231.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 23,472.
Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
Number of Responses: 24,465.
Average Time: Various.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 7,101.
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, 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 (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0052) for the ICR. You
may supplement submissions by uploading documents 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
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 social security numbers 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
Loren Sweatt, Deputy 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
Signed at Washington, DC, on July 31, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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