[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 237 (Wednesday, December 9, 2020)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27052]
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 the 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 8, 2021.
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.
Please note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and
process submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the
Docket Office is closed to the public and not able to receive
submissions to the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier
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 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 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 below phone number to obtain a copy of the ICR.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Seleda Perryman or Theda Kenney,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone (202) 693-2222.
The Department of Labor, as part of the 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) (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 (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
The Agency is requesting an adjustment increase of 91 in burden
hours (from 754 hours to 845 hours) resulting from an increase in the
number of respondents due to an increase of participants and the
addition of the focus group interviews.
Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
Title: Safe + Sound Campaign.
OMB Control Number: 1218-0269.
Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
Number of Respondents: 11,585.
Frequency of Responses: Annually.
Average Time per Response: Time varies per response.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 845.
Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $25,209.88.
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. Please
note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and process
submissions by regular mail, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Docket
Office is closed to the public and not able to receive submissions to
the docket by hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service. 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.
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 publicly
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, Principal 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 December 3, 2020.
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety
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