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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)]
  [Pages 11249-11250]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-05157]
  Office of the Secretary
  Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB 
  Review; Comment Request; Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational 
  Injuries and Illnesses
  ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
  SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting the Occupational 
  Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) sponsored information 
  collection request (ICR) titled, ``Recordkeeping and Reporting 
  Occupational Injuries and Illnesses,'' to the Office of Management and 
  Budget (OMB) for review and approval for continued use, without change, 
  in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (PRA). Public 
  comments on the ICR are invited.
  DATES: The OMB will consider all written comments that agency receives 
  on or before April 13, 2018.
  ADDRESSES: A copy of this ICR with applicable supporting documentation; 
  including a description of the likely respondents, proposed frequency 
  of response, and estimated total burden may be obtained free of charge 
  from the RegInfo.gov website at http://www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAViewICR?ref_nbr=201712-1218-004 (this link will only become active 
  on the day following publication of this notice) or by contacting 
  Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are 
  not toll-free numbers) or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
      Submit comments about this request by mail to the Office of 
  Information and

  Regulatory Affairs, Attn: OMB Desk Officer for DOL-OSHA Office of 
  Management and Budget, Room 10235, 725 17th Street NW, Washington, DC 
  20503; by Fax: 202-395-5806 (this is not a toll-free number); or by 
  email: OIRA_submission@omb.eop.gov. Commenters are encouraged, but not 
  required, to send a courtesy copy of any comments by mail or courier to 
  the U.S. Department of Labor-OASAM, Office of the Chief Information 
  Officer, Attn: Departmental Information Compliance Management Program, 
  Room N1301, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; or by 
  email: DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Michel Smyth by telephone at 202-693-
  4129, TTY 202-693-8064, (these are not toll-free numbers) or by email 
  at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This ICR seeks to extend PRA authority for 
  the Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational Injuries and Illnesses 
  information collection. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
  (OSHAct) and regulations 29 CFR part 1904 prescribe that certain 
  employers maintain records of job related injuries and illnesses. The 
  OSHA uses the information to carry out enforcement and intervention 
  activities to secure for workers a safe and healthful work environment. 
  The data also provide the Bureau of Labor Statistics information to 
  report on the number and rate of occupational injuries and illnesses in 
  the country. In addition, the data inform employers and workers on the 
  kinds of injuries and illnesses occurring in the workplace and their 
  related hazards. Increased employer awareness should result in the 
  identification and voluntary correction of hazardous workplace 
  conditions. Likewise, workers who receive information on injuries and 
  illnesses will be more likely to follow safe work practices and report 
  workplace hazards. This would generally raise the overall level of 
  safety and health in the workplace. OSH Act sections 8(c)(2) and 
  24(b)(2) authorize this information collection. See 29 U.S.C. 
  657(c)(2), 673(b)(2).
      This information collection is subject to the PRA. A Federal agency 
  generally cannot conduct or sponsor a collection of information, and 
  the public is generally not required to respond to an information 
  collection, unless it is approved by the OMB under the PRA and displays 
  a currently valid OMB Control Number. In addition, notwithstanding any 
  other provisions of law, no person shall generally be subject to 
  penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information that 
  does not display a valid Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 
  1320.6. The DOL obtains OMB approval for this information collection 
  under Control Number 1218-0176. For additional substantive information 
  about this ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal 
  Register on September 14, 2017 (82 FR 43255).
      Interested parties are encouraged to send comments to the OMB, 
  Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the address shown in 
  the ADDRESSES section within thirty (30) days of publication of this 
  notice in the Federal Register. In order to help ensure appropriate 
  consideration, comments should mention OMB Control Number 1218-0176. 
  The OMB is particularly interested in comments that:
       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 submission of responses.
      Agency: DOL-OSHA.
      Title of Collection: Recordkeeping and Reporting Occupational 
  Injuries and Illnesses.
      OMB Control Number: 1218-0176.
      Affected Public: Private Sector--businesses or other for-profits.
      Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 1,384,503.
      Total Estimated Number of Responses: 6,212,616.
      Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 2,253,550 hours.
      Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
      Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D).
  Michel Smyth,
  Departmental Clearance Officer.
  [FR Doc. 2018-05157 Filed 3-13-18; 8:45 am]
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