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  • Publication Date:
  • Publication Type:
    Notice
  • Fed Register #:
    83:17449-17450
  • Standard Number:
  • Title:
    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) Requirements
  [Federal Register Volume 83, Number 76 (Thursday, April 19, 2018)]
  [Notices]
  [Pages 17449-17450]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2018-08222]
  

  
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  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) Requirements
  
  AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
  
  ACTION: Request for public comments.
  
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  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.
  
  DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
  June 18, 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 
  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.
      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-3653, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. 
  Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) 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 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 above address. 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 number 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.
  
  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 
  
  I. Background
  
      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 accordance 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 report, within 
  30 days of the occurrence, all point-of-operation injuries to the 
  operators or other employees to either the Director of the Directorate 
  of Standards and Guidance at OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
  Washington, DC 20210 or electronically at http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/mechanical.html; or to the State Agency administering a plan 
  approved by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
  and Health. 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. 
  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.
      OSHA's Mechanical Power Press injury reporting requirement at 
  1910.217(g) is a separate injury reporting requirement from OSHA's 
  severe injury reporting requirements which are part of 1904.39. Under 
  1904.39, employers must, within 24 hours, report to OSHA any work-
  related injury requiring hospitalization as well as work-related 
  incidents resulting in an amputation or loss of an eye. The Mechanical 
  Power Press Standard requires employers to report all injuries 
  involving operation of a power press to OSHA or an appropriate state 
  agency within 30 days. Injuries that must be reported under 1910.217(g) 
  include those that are also reportable under 1904.39 as well as those 
  that are recordable under the recordkeeping standard (29 CFR 1904).
  
  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 
  collected; and
       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)). 
  There are no adjustments or program changes

  
  associated with this ICR. The Agency requests that it retain its 
  previous estimate of 400 burden hours.
      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: 1,200.
      Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
      Average Time per Response: Various.
      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 
  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 
  from the website, 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 
  3912).
  
      Signed at Washington, DC, on April 13, 2018.
  Loren Sweatt,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
  [FR Doc. 2018-08222 Filed 4-18-18; 8:45 am]
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