[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 50 (Wednesday, March 14, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-05157]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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
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
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
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.
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.
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).
Departmental Clearance Officer.
[FR Doc. 2018-05157 Filed 3-13-18; 8:45 am]
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