[Federal Register Volume 82, Number 237 (Tuesday, December 12, 2017)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2017-26719]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2017-0013]
Safe + Sound Campaign; Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.
ACTION: Request for public comment.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to the
Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the information
collection requirements specified in the Safe + Sound Campaign.
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
February 12, 2018.
ADDRESSES: 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-2017-0013,
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 services) are
accepted during the Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m.
to 3:00 p.m., ET.
Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA
docket number (OSHA-2017-0013) 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
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 website. 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 Charles McCormick,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
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) (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 2016, OSHA established the Safe + Sound Campaign, a voluntary
effort to support the implementation of safety and health programs in
businesses throughout the United States. Outside stakeholders,
including safety and health professional organizations, trade and
industry associations, academic institutions, and state and federal
government agencies, collaborate with the Agency on the Campaign. The
Campaign includes periodic activities and events, ranging from regular
email updates to quarterly national webinars to local meetings to an
annual national stand down (i.e., Safe + Sound Week), designed to
increase overall employer and employee awareness and understanding of
safety and health programs and promote employer adoption of these
programs. OSHA believes widespread implementation of such programs will
substantially improve overall workplace safety and health conditions.
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 approve the information collection
associated with Safe + Sound Campaign activities. This voluntary
information collection will include event registration and customer
feedback surveys for activities throughout the year (e.g., national
webinars, local events, a national stand down event), outreach phone
calls to recruit partners for the Campaign, and in-depth follow-up and
case study interviews of event participants. OSHA is proposing burden
hour estimate of seven hundred thirty-nine (739) hours. 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: New.
Title: Safe + Sound Campaign.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0NEW.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 10,500.
Frequency of Responses: Annually.
Average Time per Response: Time varies per response.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 739.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $35,857.
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 materials must identify the Agency
name and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2017-
0013). 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 comments 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 publically
available to read or download through this website. All submissions,
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov website to submit comments and access the docket is
available at the website's "User Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket
Office for information about materials not available through the
website, and for assistance in using the internet to locate docket
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
et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).
Signed at Washington, DC, on December 6, 2017.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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