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    Agency Information Collection Activities; Submission for OMB
    Review; Comment Request; National Safety Stand-Down To Prevent Falls in
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 83 (Friday, April 29, 2022)]
[Page 25549]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-09170]



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.
    Agency: DOL-OSHA.
    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))

Nicole Bouchet,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-09170 Filed 4-28-22; 8:45 am]