[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-09170]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
Review; Comment Request; National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in
ACTION: Notice of availability; request for comments.
SUMMARY: The Department of Labor (DOL) is submitting this Occupational
Safety & Health Administration (OSHA)-sponsored information collection
request (ICR) to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review
and approval 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 the agency
receives on or before May 31, 2022.
ADDRESSES: Written comments and recommendations for the proposed
information collection should be sent within 30 days of publication of
this notice to www.reginfo.gov/public/do/PRAMain. Find this particular
information collection by selecting ``Currently under 30-day Review--
Open for Public Comments'' or by using the search function.
Comments are invited on: (1) Whether the collection of information
is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the
Department, including whether the information will have practical
utility; (2) if the information will be processed and used in a timely
manner; (3) the accuracy of the agency's estimates of the burden and
cost of the collection of information, including the validity of the
methodology and assumptions used; (4) ways to enhance the quality,
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (5) ways to
minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are
to respond, including the use of automated collection techniques or
other forms of information technology.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Nicole Bouchet by telephone at 202-
693-9469, or by email at DOL_PRA_PUBLIC@dol.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 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 effort in obtaining information (29
U.S.C. 657). Falls are a leading cause of death for employees.
According to 2019 Bureau of Labor Statistics data, falls accounted for
418 of the 1,061 construction fatalities, and 880 of the 5,333
fatalities in all recorded industries. The National Fall Safety Stand-
Down to Prevent Falls in Construction raises fall hazard awareness
across the country in an effort to stop fall fatalities and injuries.
The Stand-Down is the biggest safety outreach event ever conducted by
the agency. OSHA has collaborated with countless industry leaders and
employers over the last eight years to reach over 10 million workers
during Stand-Downs. For additional substantive information about this
ICR, see the related notice published in the Federal Register on 2/15/
2022 (87 FR 8614).
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 the OMB approves it 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
OMB Control Number. See 5 CFR 1320.5(a) and 1320.6.
DOL seeks PRA authorization for this information collection for
three (3) years. OMB authorization for an ICR cannot be for more than
three (3) years without renewal. The DOL notes that information
collection requirements submitted to the OMB for existing ICRs receive
a month-to-month extension while they undergo review.
Title of Collection: National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in
OMB Control Number: 1218-0271.
Affected Public: Private Sector-- Businesses or other for-profits.
Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 4,500.
Total Estimated Number of Responses: 4,500.
Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 750 hours.
Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.
(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-09170 Filed 4-28-22; 8:45 am]
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