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• Publication Date: 03/01/1984
• Publication Type: Proposed Rules
• Fed Register #: 49:7589
• Standard Number: 1928.110
• Title: Field Sanitation; Proposed Rule; Request for Comments
• Abstract: This proposal is consistent with an agreement settling certain litigation described herein. OSHA is proposing to amend 29 CFR Part 1928, Standards for Agriculture, by adding a new 1928.10, Field Sanitation. The proposed standard would require agricultural employers to provide toilets, potable water, and handwashing facilities for farm employees engaged in hand labor. Adverse health effects are commonly associated with the absence of these sanitation facilities. Farming operations that employ 10 or fewer such employees, or that require hand- labor of short duration (3 hours or less) or that involve hand-labor operations conducted inside of permanent structures would be excluded from coverage under the standard. At issue is whether an OSHA standard is reasonably necessary or appropriate to deal with these health effects in the context of agricultural field labor. The public is invited to comment on all relevant issues, including the need for the standard.

Abstract:

This proposal is consistent with an agreement settling certain
litigation described herein. OSHA is proposing to amend 29 CFR Part
1928, Standards for Agriculture, by adding a new 1928.10, Field
Sanitation. The proposed standard would require agricultural
employers to provide toilets, potable water, and handwashing
facilities for farm employees engaged in hand labor. Adverse health
effects are commonly associated with the absence of these sanitation
facilities. Farming operations that employ 10 or fewer such
employees, or that require hand- labor of short duration (3 hours or
less) or that involve hand-labor operations conducted inside of
permanent structures would be excluded from coverage under the
standard. At issue is whether an OSHA standard is reasonably
necessary or appropriate to deal with these health effects in the
context of agricultural field labor. The public is invited to
comment on all relevant issues, including the need for the standard.

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