[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 118 (Tuesday, June 21, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-13197]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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.
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))
Senior PRA Analyst.
[FR Doc. 2022-13197 Filed 6-17-22; 8:45 am]
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