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    Agency Information Collection Activities; OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSSP) for Worker Safety and Health
[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 21, 2022)]
[Pages 36885-36886]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-13197]



Agency Information Collection Activities; OSHA Strategic 
Partnership Program (OSSP) for Worker Safety and Health

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 July 21, 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) 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; (3) ways to enhance the quality, 
utility and clarity of the information collection; and (4) 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-
693-0213, 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 a minimum burden upon employers, especially those 
operating small businesses, and to reduce to the maximum extent 
feasible unnecessary duplication of efforts in obtaining said 
information (29 U.S.C. 657). The OSPP allows OSHA to enter into an 
extended, voluntary, cooperative relationship with groups of employers, 
employees, and representatives (sometimes including other stakeholders, 
and sometimes involving only one employer) to encourage, assist, and 
recognize their efforts to eliminate serious hazards and to achieve a 
high level of worker safety and health that goes beyond what 
historically has been achieved from traditional enforcement methods. 
Each OSHA Strategic Partnership (OSP) determines what information will 
be needed, determining the best collection method, and clarifying how 
the information will be used. At a minimum, each OSP must identify 
baseline injury and illness data corresponding to all summary line 
items on the OSHA 300 logs and must track changes at either the 
worksite level or participant-aggregate level. An OSP may also include 
other measures of success, such as training activity, self-inspections, 
and/or workers' compensation data. In this regard, the information 
collection requirements for the OSPP are used by the agency to gauge 
the effectiveness of programs, identify needed improvements, and ensure 
that resources are being used effectively and appropriately. For 
additional substantive information about this ICR, see the related 
notice published in the Federal Register on March 7, 2022 (87 FR 
    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: OSHA Strategic Partnership Program (OSSP) for 
Worker Safety and Health.
    OMB Control Number: 1218-0244.
    Affected Public: Private Sector--Businesses or other for-profits.
    Total Estimated Number of Respondents: 104.
    Total Estimated Number of Responses: 3,040.
    Total Estimated Annual Time Burden: 18,480 hours.
    Total Estimated Annual Other Costs Burden: $0.

(Authority: 44 U.S.C. 3507(a)(1)(D))

Nicole Bouchet,
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-13197 Filed 6-17-22; 8:45 am]