[Federal Register Volume 86, Number 140 (Monday, July 26, 2021)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2021-15844]
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.
SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning the proposal to
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the
information collection requirements specified in the Standard on
Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses.
DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
September 24, 2021.
Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments,
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting comments.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to
read or download through the website. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in
locating docket submissions.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA-2012-0017).
OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal
information, in the public docket, which may be available online.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal
information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. For further
information on submitting comments, see the ``Public Participation''
heading in the section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Seleda Perryman,
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-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 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et
seq.) authorizes information collection by employers as necessary or
appropriate for enforcement of the 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
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 the 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)).
The agency is requesting an adjustment decrease in the number of burden
hours from 400 to 390, a total reduction of 10 burden hours. The
decrease is due to a decrease in the estimated number of injury reports
caused by mechanical power presses (from 1,190 to 1,170).
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: 1,170.
Frequency of Responses: On occasion.
Average Time per Response: Various.
Estimated Total Burden Hours: 390.
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. 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 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.
Due to 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 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
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 at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889 5627) for
information about materials not available from the website, and for
assistance in using the internet to locate docket submissions.
V. Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, Acting 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 July 19, 2021.
James S. Frederick,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2021-15844 Filed 7-23-21; 8:45 am]
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