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• Publication Date: 10/21/2010
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 75:65033-65034
• Standard Number: 1910.68
• Title: Manlifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

[Federal Register: October 21, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 203)]
[Page 65033-65034]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access []



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2010-0051]

Manlifts; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's 
(OMB) Approval of Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for public comments.


SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to 
extend the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the 
information collection requirements specified in the Standard on 
Manlifts (29 CFR 1910.68).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by 
December 20, 2010.

    Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments 
electronically at, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting 
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer 
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and 
attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0051, U.S. 
Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 
Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. 
Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are 
accepted during the Department of Labor's and Docket Office's normal 
business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., e.t.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA 
docket number (OSHA-2010-0051) for the Information Collection Request 
(ICR). All comments, including any personal information you provide, 
are placed in the public docket without change, and may be made 
available online at For further information 
on submitting comments see the "Public Participation"heading in the 
section of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to or the OSHA Docket Office at 
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal 
Register notice) are listed in the index; 
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly 
available to read or download through the Web site. All submissions, 
including copyrighted material, are available for inspection and 
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. You may also contact Theda Kenney at 
the address below to obtain a copy of the ICR.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate 
of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 
200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 


I. Background

    The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce 
paperwork and respondent (i.e., employer) burden, conducts a 
preclearance consultation program to provide the public with an 
opportunity to comment on proposed and continuing information 
collection requirements in accordance with the Paperwork Reduction Act 
of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506(c)(2)(A)). This program ensures that 
information is in the desired format, reporting burden (time and costs) 
is minimal, collection instruments are clearly understood, and OSHA's 
estimate of the information collection burden is accurate. The 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (the 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).
    The Standard specifies two paperwork requirements. The following 
sections describe who uses the information collected under each 
requirement, as well as how they use it. The purpose of the 
requirements is to reduce workers' risk of death or serious injury by 
ensuring that manlifts are in safe operating condition.
    Periodic Inspections and Records (paragraph (e)). This provision 
requires that each manlift be inspected at least once every 30 days and 
it also requires that limit switches shall be checked weekly. The 
manlift inspection is to cover at least the following items: steps; 
step fastenings; rails; rail supports and fastenings; rollers and 
slides; belt and belt tension; handholds and fastenings; floor 
landings; guardrails; lubrication; limit switches; warning signs and 
lights; illumination; drive pulley; bottom (boot) pulley and clearance; 
pulley supports; motor; driving mechanism; brake; electrical switches; 
vibration and misalignment; and any "skip"on the up or down run when 
mounting a step (indicating worn gears). A certification record of the 
inspection must be prepared upon completion of the inspection. The 
record must contain the date of the inspection, the signature of the 
person who performed the inspection, and the serial number or other 
identifier of the inspected manlift.
    Disclosure of Inspection Certification Records. Employers are to 
maintain the certification record and make it available to OSHA 
compliance officers. This record provides assurance to employers, 
workers, and compliance officers that manlifts were inspected as 
required by the Standard. The inspections are made to keep equipment in 
safe operating condition, thereby preventing manlift failure while 
carrying workers to elevated worksites. These records also provide the 
most efficient means for the compliance officers to determine that an 
employer is complying with the Standard.

II. Special Issues for Comment

    OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
     Whether the proposed information collection requirements 
are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, 
including whether the information is useful;
     The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and 
costs) of the information collection requirements, including the 
validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
     The quality, utility, and clarity of the information 
collected; and
     Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; 
for example, by using automated or other technological information 
collection and transmission techniques.

III. Proposed Actions

    OSHA is requesting to retain its current burden hour estimate of 
37,801 hours.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Manlifts (29 CFR 1910.68).
    OMB Number: 1218-0226.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits.
    Number of Respondents: 3,000.
    Frequency: On occasion; Monthly.
    Average Time per Response: Varies from 2 minutes (.03 hour) for an 
employer to disclose the inspection certification record to 1 hour to 
inspect a manlift.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 37,801.
    Estimated Cost (Operation and Maintenance): $0.

IV. Public Participation--Submission of Comments on This Notice and 
Internet Access to Comments and Submissions

    You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: 
(1) Electronically at, which is the Federal 
eRulemaking Portal; (2) by facsimile (fax); or (3) by hard copy. All 
comments, attachments, and other material must identify the Agency name 
and the OSHA docket number for the ICR (Docket No. OSHA-2010-0051). You 
may supplement electronic submissions by uploading document files 
electronically. If you wish to mail additional materials in reference 
to an electronic or facsimile submission, you must submit them to the 
OSHA Docket Office (see the section of this notice titled ADDRESSES). 
The additional materials must clearly identify your electronic comments 
by your name, date, and the docket number so the Agency can attach them 
to your comments.
    Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a 
significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about 
security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, 
express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the 
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, TTY (877) 889-5627.
    Comments and submissions are posted without change at
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal
information such as social security numbers and date of birth.
Although all submissions are listed in the index,
some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download through this Web site.
 All submissions, including copyrighted material, are 
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. 
Information on using the Web site to submit 
comments and access the docket is available at the Web site's "User 
Tips" link. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about 
materials not available through the Web site, and for assistance in 
using the Internet to locate docket submissions.

V. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this 
notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 
1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506 et seq.) and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 4-2010 
(75 FR 55355).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on October 18, 2010.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2010-26500 Filed 10-20-10; 8:45 am]

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