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• Publication Date: 12/27/2011
• Publication Type: Correction
• Fed Register #: 76: 80735-80741
• Standard Number: 1910; 1915; 1926
• Title: Corrections and Technical Amendments to 16 OSHA Standards

[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 248 (Tuesday, December 27, 2011)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 80735-80741]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-32853]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, and 1926


Corrections and Technical Amendments to 16 OSHA Standards

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

ACTION: Notice of corrections and technical amendments to standards.

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SUMMARY: OSHA is correcting typographical errors in, and making non-
substantive technical amendments to, 16 OSHA standards. The technical 
amendments include updating or revising cross-references and updating 
OSHA recordkeeping log numbers.

DATES: The effective date for the corrections and technical amendments 
to the standards is December 27, 2011.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
General information and press inquiries: Contact Frank Meilinger, 
Director, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N3647, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: 
(202) 693-1999 or fax: (202) 693-1635.
Technical information: Contact Lisa Long, OSHA Directorate of Standards 
and Guidance, Room N3609, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

I. Summary and Explanation

    OSHA is publishing technical amendments to 16 OSHA standards. These 
revisions do not affect the substantive requirements or coverage of 
those standards, do not modify or revoke existing rights or 
obligations, and do not establish new rights or obligations.

A. Process Safety Management of Highly Hazardous Chemicals (Sec.  
1910.119)

    OSHA is correcting a typographical error in the reference to a 
chemical covered by the Process safety management of highly hazardous 
chemicals standard (29 CFR 1910.119; 57 FR 6403). Appendix A of the 
standard lists the covered chemicals. The chemical Oleum appears in 
Appendix A with an incorrect Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) number of 
8014-94-7. The correct CAS number for Oleum is 8014-95-7 (see The Merck 
Index, 13th Edition (2001)), and OSHA is correcting this error.

B. Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response (Sec.  1910.120)

    OSHA is updating a citation in the Hazardous waste operations and 
emergency response (HAZWOPER) Standard (29 CFR 1910.120; 54 FR 9294). 
In paragraph (a)(3) of the standard, OSHA defines the term "hazardous 
substance." In that definition, OSHA refers to "Section 101(14)" of 
the Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation, and Liability 
Act (CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601). After OSHA published the standard, 
Congress redesignated Section 101(14) of CERCLA as Section 103(14). 
OSHA is revising the definition to include the new citation.

C. Permit-Required Confined Spaces (Sec.  1910.146)

    OSHA is correcting a cross-reference in the Permit-required 
confined spaces standard (29 CFR 1910.146; 58 FR 4549). Paragraph 
(d)(4) of the standard lists equipment that the employer must provide 
and maintain for permit-space entry. Specifically, paragraph (d)(4)(vi) 
requires that the employer provide barriers and shields "as required 
by paragraph (d)(3)(iv) of this section." Paragraph (d)(3) lists 
various means, procedures, and practices the employer must develop and 
implement for safe permit-space entry operations. When OSHA issued 
Sec.  1910.146, paragraph (d)(3)(iv) listed as one of those practices 
"providing pedestrian, vehicle, or other barriers as necessary to 
protect entrants from external hazards." When OSHA revised Sec.  
1910.146 in 1998, it inserted a new practice as paragraph (d)(3)(ii) 
and renumbered the remaining practices (63 FR 230). Consequently, OSHA 
redesignated paragraph (d)(3)(iv) as paragraph (d)(3)(v). However, 
during that rulemaking, OSHA did not revise the cross-reference to this 
provision. This notice corrects that oversight.

D. Medical Services and First Aid (Sec. Sec.  1910.151 and 1926.50)

    OSHA is updating cross-references in Sec. Sec.  1910.151 and 
1926.50, which establish requirements for medical services and first 
aid in general industry and construction, respectively. In 1998, OSHA 
added non-mandatory Appendix A to both standards to provide information 
about basic first-aid supplies and to instruct employers to use OSHA 
200 logs and OSHA 101 forms to identify unique or changing first-aid 
needs.
    After OSHA adopted Appendix A, it revised the rule on Recordkeeping 
and reporting occupational injuries and illnesses rule (29 CFR part 
1904). As part of that rulemaking, OSHA revised the forms that 
employers must keep for recording and reporting workplace injuries and 
illnesses (Sec.  1904.29). OSHA replaced the 200 Log and Summary of 
Occupational Injuries and Illnesses with two separate forms--the OSHA 
300 (Log of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses) and the OSHA 300A 
(Summary of Work-Related Injuries and Illnesses). In addition, OSHA 
replaced Form 101 (Supplementary Record of Occupational Injuries and 
Illnesses) with OSHA Form 301 (Injury and Illness Incident Report). 
During this rulemaking, OSHA planned to revise all references to the 
recordkeeping forms in other OSHA standards. However, OSHA overlooked 
the appendices in both Sec. Sec.  1910.151 and 1926.50. This notice is 
updating those references.

E. Servicing Multi-Piece and Single-Piece Rim Wheels (Sec.  1910.177)

    OSHA originally published the standard for servicing multi-piece 
rim wheels, Sec.  1910.177, on January 29, 1980 (45 FR 6706). OSHA 
amended the standard on February 3, 1984, to incorporate servicing 
requirements for single-piece rim wheels, and to make minor revisions 
to the multi-piece rim wheel servicing provisions (49 FR 4338). Having 
developed its own charts in the interim by revising the National 
Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) charts, OSHA amended the 
standard to include these revisions and indicate the availability of 
the new charts from OSHA (53 FR 34736).
    Appendix B of the standard states that the regulated community can 
obtain copies of the OSHA charts entitled "Demounting and Mounting 
Procedures for Truck/Bus Tires" and "Multi-piece Rim Matching Chart" 
directly from OSHA. However, OSHA has not had copies of these charts 
available for distribution for several years. Similarly, the NHTSA 
publications entitled "Demounting and Mounting Procedures Truck/Bus 
Tires" and "Multi-piece Rim Matching Chart" appear to be no longer 
available. Therefore, based on discussions with representatives from 
the tire, rubber, and wheel manufacturing industries, OSHA determined 
that new charts addressing current hazards in the tire-servicing 
industry are necessary.
    Given the information technologies available in the 1980s, large 
posters containing the tire-servicing information appeared to OSHA to 
be the most effective means of providing workers with the information 
at the worksite necessary to perform tire-servicing operations safely. 
This approach involved printing and distributing large numbers of these 
posters. In updating this information, OSHA decided not to print large 
posters with the updated information, but to provide an 8\1/2\ inch by 
11-inch printed manual containing this information that employers could 
use in the shop as an alternative to displaying the large posters. The 
manual would be more portable and accessible than a large poster, which 
employers typically mounted on a wall.
    To reduce the distribution burden, OSHA will print and mail the 
manuals, but not the posters. The posters, as well as the manuals, will 
be available in electronic files (PDF) on the OSHA Web site at 
http://www.osha.gov/publications (and type "tire chart" in the search 
field). Since the file for the large poster will be available in 
various sizes (including 8\1/2\ inches by 11 inches), OSHA determined 
that, to be legible, posters located in the service area as specified 
by 29 CFR 1910.177(d)(5) must be at least 2 feet by 3 feet in size 
(i.e., the size of the former posters supplied by OSHA).
    OSHA also is revising the content of its two existing charts. The 
"Multi-piece Rim Matching Chart" will provide an updated list of 
multi-piece rim wheel components, both current and obsolete, while the 
"Demounting and Mounting Procedures for Truck/Bus Tires" chart will 
consist of two separate charts entitled "Demounting and Mounting 
Procedures for Tubeless Truck and Bus Tires" and "Demounting and 
Mounting Procedures for Tube-Type Truck and Bus Tires."
    OSHA believes that the new charts will reduce tire-servicing 
accidents among employees and simplify compliance with the standard 
because the new charts summarize updated information from many sources, 
including the NHTSA and OSHA charts, rim manuals, and the OSHA 
standard, and are more accessible and useable than the posters these 
charts are replacing. In addition, the updated manuals and posters will 
not increase the substantive obligation on employers under the standard 
to provide employees with tire-servicing information. Consistent with 
these revisions, OSHA is amending the definitions of "charts" in 
paragraph (b) of the standard to refer to the new Department of Labor 
charts (i.e., manuals or posters), or to any other information or 
poster that provides at least the same instructions, safety 
precautions, and other information contained in OSHA's charts, and that 
is applicable to the types of rim wheels the employer is servicing. In 
addition, OSHA is revising Appendix B to provide current ordering 
information for the new OSHA manuals.

F. Mechanical Power Presses (Sec.  1910.217)

    The Mechanical power presses standard (29 CFR 1910.217) requires 
that employers submit to OSHA reports of employees injured while 
operating such presses. Paragraph (g)(1) specifies that employers must 
submit the reports to federal OSHA or, for state-plan states, the state 
agency administering the plan. OSHA is revising this provision to 
include the new title of the federal OSHA office designated to receive 
the reports, and to provide an electronic address for submitting 
reports, which the Paperwork Reduction Act and associated regulations 
(44 U.S.C. chapter 35; 5 CFR 1320.8(a)(5)) encourages.

G. Pulp, Paper, and Paperboard Mills (Sec.  1910.261)

    OSHA is correcting three errors involving incorrect cross 
references in this standard. On June 18, 1998 (63 FR 33450), OSHA 
removed or revised provisions in its standards that were outdated, 
duplicative, unnecessary, or inconsistent. Among other revisions, this 
action deleted paragraphs (b)(1) and (b)(3) from this standard, which 
referenced outdated American National Standards Institute national 
consensus standards B15.1-1953, Safety Code for Mechanical Power-
Transmission Apparatus, and A12.1-1967, Safety Requirements for Floor 
and Wall Openings, Railings, and Toeboards, respectively. However, in 
doing so, OSHA did not amend paragraphs (e)(12)(i), which references 
deleted paragraph (b)(3), or paragraph (e)(12)(ii), which references 
deleted paragraph (b)(1). In addition, with the deletion of paragraphs 
(b)(1), (b)(2), and (b)(3), OSHA redesignated paragraph (b)(4) as 
paragraph (b)(1). However, OSHA did not revise the cross reference to 
redesignated paragraph (b)(1) in paragraph (e)(12)(iii). Therefore, 
with this notice, OSHA is removing the references to paragraphs (b)(3), 
(b)(1), and (b)(4) in existing paragraphs (e)(12)(i), (e)(12)(ii), and 
(e)(12)(iii), respectively, and replacing these references with the 
correct references (29 CFR 1910.23, 29 CFR 1910.219, and paragraph 
(b)(1) of 29 CFR 1910.261, respectively).

H. Sawmills (Sec.  1910.265)

    OSHA is correcting a typographical error in a cross reference in 
this standard. Paragraph (e)(2)(iv) of the standard, which establishes 
safety requirements for twin circular-head saw rigs, provides: "Twin 
circular head saw rigs such as scrag saws shall meet the specifications 
for single circular head saws in paragraph (e)(1)(iii) of this section 
where applicable." The cross reference to paragraph (e)(1)(iii) of the 
standard is incorrect. The provision should cross reference paragraph 
(e)(2)(iii), which specifies requirements for singular circular-head 
saws; OSHA is correcting the error.

I. Grain Handling Facilities (Sec.  1910.272)

    The Grain handling facilities standard (29 CFR 1910.272) applies to 
general industry and, through incorporation by reference, to marine 
terminals that handle grain (29 CFR 1917.1(a)(2)(v)). In 1985, OSHA 
issued a compliance directive interpreting requirements of the standard 
as it applied to marine terminals (see CPL 02-00-066). The directive 
was the result of a settlement agreement with the National Grain and 
Feed Association, Inc.
    In 2002, OSHA conducted a regulatory review of the standard 
pursuant to the Regulatory Flexibility Act (5 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) and 
Executive Order 12866. During the review, stakeholders recommended that 
OSHA include in the standard a cross reference to the compliance 
directive. OSHA agreed and, accordingly, is inserting a note in 
paragraph (a) of the standard stating that OSHA will enforce the 
standard, as it applies to marine terminals, consistent with the 1985 
compliance directive.

J. Commercial Diving Operations (Sec.  1910.440)

    Phase III of the Standards Improvement Project (SIP III) revised 
requirements within OSHA standards that were confusing, outdated, 
duplicative, or inconsistent. One such revision to the Commercial 
Diving Operations standard at Sec.  1910.440(b)(5) removed the 
requirement that employers transfer dive and employee medical records 
to the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) in 
the absence of a successor employer. However, subsequent review of the 
regulatory text at Sec.  1910.440(b)(4) identified a provision 
requiring employers to transfer hospitalization and decompression-
related records to NIOSH after the five-year retention period for these 
records expires. This record-transfer requirement involves records that 
are similar to the records specified in the record-transfer requirement 
in Sec.  1910.440(b)(5), which OSHA removed from the standard under SIP 
III. Therefore, for the sake of consistency and accuracy, OSHA is 
revising Sec.  1910.440(b)(4) by removing the record-transfer 
requirement in Sec.  1910.440(b)(4).\1\ The rationale for removing this 
record-transfer requirement is the same as the rationale expressed 
earlier by OSHA when it removed Sec.  1910.440(b)(5) from the standard 
(see 76 FR 33590, 33598).
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    \1\ OSHA received no comments on the proposal to remove Sec.  
1910.440(b)(5) from the standard. Accordingly, OSHA considers the 
action to remove the record-transfer requirement from Sec.  
1910.440(b)(4) described in this notice to be non-controversial, and 
unlikely to elicit an objection from any stakeholder.
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K. 13 Carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.) (Sec.  1910.1003)

    In the 13 Carcinogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1003), OSHA is deleting 
two cross references to a section of the standard that it removed in 
the second Standards Improvement Project rulemaking (70 FR 1116). In 
that rulemaking, OSHA deleted paragraph (f) of the standard, which 
required that employers submit to OSHA reports of operations involving 
any of the 13 carcinogens and incidents resulting in the release of any 
of them. However, during the rulemaking OSHA did not delete two cross 
references to paragraph (f) contained in paragraph (d)(2) of the 
standard (see paragraphs (d)(2)(v) and (d)(2)(iii)). OSHA is correcting 
this oversight.

L. Lead (Sec.  1910.1025 and Sec.  1926.62)

    The SIP III final rule also made revisions regarding medical 
surveillance in the Lead standards at Sec.  1910.1025 (General 
Industry) and Sec.  1926.62 (Construction). The purpose of these 
revisions was to achieve consistency among the action levels for 
employee notification across all OSHA Lead standards (see 76 FR 33590, 
33598). Accordingly, the SIP III final rule revised the language in 
Sec. Sec.  1910.1025(j) and 1926.62(j) regarding actionable 
blood-lead levels for employee notification from "exceeds" 40 [mu]g/
dl to "is at or above" 40 [mu]g/dl.\2\ Subsequent review of the 
regulatory text in Sec. Sec.  1910.1025 (j)(2)(iv)(B) and 
1926.62(j)(2)(iv)(B) found that these paragraphs used the term 
"exceeds" to describe the actionable blood-lead level for notifying 
employees of requirements for temporary medical removal and employee 
medical-removal protection benefits. For the sake of consistency and 
accuracy among action levels across all OSHA Lead standards, and in 
keeping with the original purpose specified in the SIP III rulemaking, 
OSHA is replacing the term "exceeds" in Sec. Sec.  1910.1025 
(j)(2)(iv)(B) and 1926.62(j)(2)(iv)(B) with the phrase "is at or 
above" to designate the actionable blood-lead levels (i.e., 40 [mu]g/
dl) at which employers must notify their employees that the standard 
requires temporary medical removal with medical-removal protection 
benefits when an employee's blood-lead level is at or above a specified 
level.
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    \2\ OSHA received several comments in support of the proposal to 
revise this language, and no comments against it. Therefore, OSHA 
considers the revisions to Sec. Sec.  1910.1025 (j)(2)(iv)(B) and 
1926.62(j)(2)(iv)(B) described in this notice to be non-
controversial, and unlikely to elicit an objection from any 
stakeholder.
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M. Bloodborne Pathogens (Sec.  1910.1030)

    OSHA is updating a cross reference to 29 CFR 1904.6 in the 
Bloodborne pathogens standard (29 CFR 1910.1030). On January 18, 2001, 
in conformance with the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act (P.L. 
106-430), OSHA revised the Bloodborne pathogens standard to require 
that employers maintain logs of percutaneous injuries from contaminated 
sharps (see Sec.  1910.1030(i)(5)). The revised standard at Sec.  
1910.1030(i)(5)(iii) required that employers maintain the sharps injury 
log for the period required by 29 CFR 1904.6. OSHA subsequently revised 
the Recordkeeping rule (29 CFR 1904; 66 FR 6122). As part of that 
rulemaking, OSHA reordered many sections of the Recordkeeping rule, 
including Sec.  1904.6, which became Sec.  1904.33. Therefore, OSHA now 
is updating the cross reference in paragraph (i)(5)(iii) of the 
Bloodborne pathogens rule from 29 CFR 1904.6 to 29 CFR 1904.33.

N. Air Contaminants (Sec.  1915.1000)

    OSHA is correcting a typographical error in the Air contaminants 
standard for shipyard employment (29 CFR 1915.1000). The standard 
contains requirements for limiting employee exposure to the hazardous 
substances listed in Table Z of the rule. Paragraph (d) of the standard 
contains a computation formula for determining exposure levels for 
employees exposed to more than one substance for which subpart Z of 
part 1915 lists an 8-hour time weighted average. Paragraph (d)(1)(ii) 
of the standard contains an example to illustrate the computation 
formula. In four places in this paragraph, the example incorrectly 
refers to the abbreviation for "parts per million" as "p/m." In 
this notice, OSHA is correcting the abbreviation to read "ppm."

II. Exemption From Notice-and-Comment Procedures

    OSHA determined that this rulemaking is not subject to the 
procedures for public notice and comment specified in Section 4 of the 
Administrative Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 553), Section 6(b) of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655(b)), and 29 
CFR 1911.5. This rulemaking does not affect or change any existing 
rights or obligations, and no stakeholder is likely to object to them. 
Therefore, the Agency finds good cause that public notice and comment 
are unnecessary within the meaning of 5 U.S.C. 553(b)(3)(B), 29 U.S.C. 
655(b), and 29 CFR 1911.5.

List of Subjects

29 CFR Part 1910

    Hazardous substances, Occupational safety and health, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements.

29 CFR Part 1915

    Hazardous substances, Occupational safety and health, Reporting and 
recordkeeping requirements, Vessels.

29 CFR Part 1926

    Construction industry, Hazardous substances, Occupational safety 
and health, Reporting and recordkeeping requirements.

III. Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, MPH, Ph.D., Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the 
preparation of this document. Accordingly, pursuant to Section 6 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655), Section 107 
of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction 
Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3704), Section 4 of the Administrative 
Procedures Act (5 U.S.C. 553), Secretary of Labor's Order No. 4-2010 
(75 FR 55355), and 29 CFR 1911.5, 29 CFR parts 1910, 1915 and 1926 are 
amended as set forth below.

    Signed at Washington, DC on December 19, 2011.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

PART 1910--OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS

Subpart H--Hazardous Materials [Amended]

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1. The authority citation for subpart H of part 1910 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 
(55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 
65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), or 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), as 
applicable; and 29 CFR part 1911.

    Sections 1910.103, 1910.106 through 1910.111, and 1910.119, 
1910.120, and 1910.122 through 1910.126 also issued under 29 CFR 
part 1911.
    Section 1910.119 also issued under Pub. L. 101-549, reprinted at 
29 U.S.C. 655 Note.
    Section 1910.120 also issued under 29 U.S.C. 655 Note, and 5 
U.S.C. 553.

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2. In Appendix A to Sec.  1910.119, revise the entry entitled "Oleum" 
to read as follows:


Sec.  1910.119  Process safety management of highly hazardous 
chemicals.

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Appendix A to Sec.  1910.119--List of Highly Hazardous Chemicals, 
Toxics and Reactives (Mandatory)

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                Chemical name                     CAS *         TQ **
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Oleum (65% to 80% by weight; also called        8014-95-7         1,000
 Fuming Sulfuric Acid)......................
 
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3. In paragraph (a)(3) of Sec.  1910.120, revise paragraph (A) of the 
definition of "Hazardous substance" to read as follows:


Sec.  1910.120  Hazardous waste operations and emergency response.

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    (a) * * *
    (3) * * *
    Hazardous substance * * *
    (A) Any substance defined under section 103(14) of the 
Comprehensive Environmental Response Compensation and Liability Act 
(CERCLA) (42 U.S.C. 9601).
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Subpart J--General Environmental Controls

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4. Revise the authority citation for subpart J to read as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 
(55-FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2007 (72 FR 
31159), or 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), as applicable.

    Sections 1910.141, 1910.142, 1910.145, 1910.146, and 1910.147 
also issued under 29 CFR part 1911.


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5. In of Sec.  1910.146, revise paragraph (d)(4)(vi) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1910.146  Permit-required confined spaces.

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    (d) * * *
    (4) * * *
    (vi) Barriers and shields as required by paragraph (d)(3)(v) of 
this section.
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Subpart K--Medical and First Aid

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6. The authority citation for subpart K continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 
(55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), or 4-2010 (75 
FR 55355), as applicable, and 29 CFR part 1911.


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7. In Appendix A to Sec.  1910.151, revise the second paragraph to read 
as follows:


Sec.  1910.  151 Medical services and first aid.

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Appendix A to Sec.  1910.151--First Aid Kits (Non-Mandatory)

* * * * *
    In a similar fashion, employers who have unique or changing 
first-aid needs in their workplace may need to enhance their first-
aid kits. The employer can use the OSHA 300 log, OSHA 301 log, or 
other reports to identify these unique problems. Consultation from 
the local fire/rescue department, appropriate medical professional, 
or local emergency room may be helpful to employers in these 
circumstances. By assessing the specific needs of their workplace, 
employers can ensure that reasonably anticipated supplies are 
available. Employers should assess the specific needs of their 
worksite periodically and augment the first aid kit appropriately.
* * * * *

Subpart N--Materials Handling and Storage

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8. The authority citation for subpart N of part 1910 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 
(55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 
65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), or 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), as 
applicable; and 29 CFR 1911.

    Sections 1910.176, 1910.177, 1910.178, 1910.179, 1910.180, 
1910.181, and 1910.184 also issued under 29 CFR part 1911.


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9-10. In Sec.  1910.177:
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a. In paragraph (b), revise the definition of "charts"; and
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b. Revise Appendix B.
    The revisions read as follows:


Sec.  1910.177  Servicing of multi-piece and single-piece rim wheels.

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    (b) * * *
    Charts means the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and 
Health Administration publications entitled "Demounting and Mounting 
Procedures for Tube-Type Truck and Bus Tires," "Demounting and 
Mounting Procedures for Tubeless Truck and Bus Tires," and "Multi-
Piece Rim Matching Chart." These charts may be in manual or poster 
form. OSHA also will accept any other manual or poster that provides at 
least the same instructions, safety precautions, and other information 
contained in these publications, which is applicable to the types of 
wheels the employer is servicing.
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Appendix B--Ordering Information for the OSHA Charts

    The information on the OSHA charts is available on three 
posters, or in a manual containing the three charts, entitled 
"Demounting and Mounting Procedures for Tubeless Truck and Bus 
Tires," "Demounting and Mounting Procedures for Tube-Type Truck 
and Bus Tires," and "Multi-piece Rim Matching Chart." Interested 
parties can download and print both the manuals and posters from 
OSHA's Web site at http://www.osha.gov/publications (and type "tire 
chart" in the search field). However, when used by the employer at 
a worksite to provide information to employees, the printed posters 
must be, at a minimum, 2 feet wide and 3 feet long. Copies of the 
manual also are available from the Occupational Safety and Health 
Administration (OSHA Office of Publications, Room N-3101, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 
20210; telephone: (202) 693-1888; or fax: (202) 693-2498).

Subpart O--Machinery and Machine Guarding

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11. The authority section citation for subpart O of part 1910 continues 
to read as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 
(55 FR 9033), 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), or 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), as 
applicable; 29 CFR part 1911. Sections 1910.217 and 1910.219 also 
issued under 5 U.S.C. 553.

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12. In Sec.  1910.217, revise paragraph (g)(1) and add paragraph (g)(2) 
to read as follows:


Sec.  1910.217  Mechanical power presses.

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    (g) * * *
    (1) The employer shall report, within 30 days of the occurrence, 
all point-of-operation injuries to operators or other employees to
either (1) the Director of the Directorate of Standards and Guidance at 
OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Washington, DC 20210 
(http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/mechanical.html), or
    (2) The State agency administering a plan approved by the Assistant 
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
* * * * *

Subpart R--Special Industries

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13. The authority citation for subpart R of part 1910 continues to read 
as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 6-96 
(62 FR 111), 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), or 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), as 
applicable; and 29 CFR part 1911.


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14. In 1910.261, revise paragraphs (e)(12)(i), (ii), and (iii) to read 
as follows:


Sec.  1910.261  Pulp, paper, and paperboard mills.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (12) * * *
    (i) When platforms or floors allow access to the sides of the 
drums, a standard railing shall be constructed around the drums. When 
two or more drums are arranged side by side, proper walkways with 
standard handrails shall be provided between each set, in accordance 
with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.23, Guarding floor and wall 
openings and holes.
    (ii) Sprockets and chains, gears, and trunnions shall have standard 
guards, in accordance with the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.219, 
Mechanical power-transmission apparatus.
    (iii) Whenever it becomes necessary for a workman to go within a 
drum, the driving mechanism shall be locked and tagged, at the main 
disconnect switch, in accordance with paragraph (b)(1) of this section.
* * * * *

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15. In Sec.  1910.265 revise paragraph (e)(2)(iv) to read as follows:

Sec.  1910.265  Sawmills.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iv) Twin circular head saws. Twin circular head saws rigs such as 
scrag saws shall meet the specifications for single circular head saws 
in paragraph (e)(2)(iii) of this section where applicable.
* * * * *

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16. In 1910.272, amend paragraph (a) by adding a note at the end of the 
paragraph to read as follows:


Sec.  1910.272  Grain handling facilities.

    (a) * * *

    Note to paragraph (a):  For grain-handling facilities in the 
marine-terminal industry only, 29 CFR 1910.272 is to be enforced 
consistent with the interpretations in OSHA Compliance Directive 02-
00-066, which is available on OSHA's Web page at www.osha.gov.

* * * * *

Subpart T--Commercial Diving Operations

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17. The authority citation for subpart T continues to read as follows:

    Authority:  29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; 40 U.S.C. 333; 33 U.S.C. 
941; Secretary of Labor's Order No. 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 
35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 
5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), or 4-2010 (75 FR 55355) 
as applicable, and 29 CFR 1911.


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18. In Sec.  1910.440, revise paragraph (b)(4) to read as follows:


Sec.  1910.440  Recordkeeping requirements.

* * * * *
    (b) * * *
    (4) The employer shall comply with any additional requirements set 
forth at 29 CFR 1910.1020,
* * * * *

Subpart Z--[Amended]

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19. The authority citation for subpart Z continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, and 657; Secretary of Labor's 
Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 
35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 
5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), or 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), 
as applicable, and 29 CFR 1911.

    All of subpart Z issued under section 6(b) of the Occupational 
Safety and Health Act, except those substances that have exposure 
limits listed in Tables Z-1, Z-2, and Z-3 of 29 CFR 1910.1000. The 
latter were issued under section 6(a) (29 U.S.C. 655(a)).
    Section 1910.1000, Tables Z-1, Z-2, and Z-3 also issued under 5 
U.S.C. 553, Section 1910.1000 Tables Z-1, Z-2, and Z-3, but not 
under 29 CFR 1911, except for the arsenic (organic compounds), 
benzene, cotton dust, and chromium (VI) listings.
    Section 1910.1001 also issued under 40 U.S.C. 3704 and 5 U.S.C. 
553.
    Section 1910.1002 also issued under 5 U.S.C. 553, but not under 
29 U.S.C. 655 or 29 CFR 1911.
    Sections 1910.1018, 1910.1029, and 1910.1200 also issued under 
29 U.S.C. 653.
    Section 1910.1030 also issued under Pub. L. 106-430, 114 Stat. 
1901.
    Section 1910.1201 also issued under 49 U.S.C. 1801-1819 and 5 
U.S.C. 533.


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20. Amend Sec.  1910.1003 by:
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a. Revising paragraph (d)(2)(iii); and
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b. Removing paragraph (d)(2)(v) and redesignating paragraphs (d)(2)(vi) 
as paragraph (d)(2)(v).
    The revision reads as follows:


Sec.  1910.1003  13 Carcinogens (4-Nitrobiphenyl, etc.).

* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iii) Special medical surveillance by a physician shall be 
instituted within 24 hours for employees present in the potentially 
affected area at the time of the emergency.
* * * * *

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21. In Sec.  1910.1025, revise paragraph (j)(2)(iv)(B) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1910.1025  Lead.

* * * * *
    (j) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (iv) * * *
    (B) That the standard requires temporary medical removal with 
Medical Removal Protection benefits when an employee's blood lead level 
is at or above the numerical criterion for medical removal under 
paragraph (k)(1)(i) of this section.
* * * * *

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22. In Sec.  1910.1030, revise paragraph (i)(5)(iii) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1910.1030  Bloodborne pathogens.

* * * * *
    (i) * * *
    (5) * * *
    (iii) The sharps injury log shall be maintained for the period 
required by 29 CFR 1904.33.
* * * * *

PART 1915--OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS FOR SHIPYARD 
EMPLOYMENT

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23. The authority citation for part 1915 continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 33 U.S.C. 941; 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of 
Labor's Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 
FR 35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 
50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), or 4-2010 (75 FR 
55355), as applicable.

    Section 1915.100 also issued under 49 U.S.C. 1801-1819 and 5 
U.S.C. 553.
    Sections 1915.120 and 1915.152 of 29 CFR also issued under 29 
CFR 1911.

Subpart Z--Toxic and Hazardous Substances

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24. In Sec.  1915.1000, revise paragraph (d)(1)(ii) to read as follows:


Sec.  1915.1000  Air contaminants.

* * * * *
    (d) * * *
    (1)(i) * * *
    (ii) To illustrate the formula prescribed in paragraph (d)(1)(i) of 
this section, assume that Substance A has an 8-hour time weighted 
average limit of 100 ppm noted in Table Z--Shipyards. Assume that an 
employee is subject to the following exposure:

Two hours exposure at 150 ppm
Two hours exposure at 75 ppm
Four hours exposure at 50 ppm

    Substituting this information in the formula, we have
(2 x 150 + 2 x 75 + 4 x 50) / 8 = 81.25 ppm

    Since 81.25 ppm is less than 100 ppm, the 8-hour time weighted 
average limit, the exposure is acceptable.
* * * * *

PART 1926--SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Subpart D--Occupational Health and Environmental Controls

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25. The authority citation for subpart D continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.; 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; and 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 
25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-
2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 31160), or 
4-2010 (75 FR 55355), as applicable; and 29 CFR 1911.

    Sections 1926.58, 1926.59, 1926.60, and 1926.65 also issued 
under 5 U.S.C. 553 and 29 CFR 1911.
    Section 1926.61 also issued under 49 U.S.C. 1801-1819 and 5 
U.S.C. 553.
    Section 1926.62 of 29 CFR also issued under 42 U.S.C. 4853.
    Section 1926.65 of 29 CFR also issued under 29 U.S.C. 655 note, 
and 5 U.S.C.

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26. In Appendix A to Sec.  1926.50, revise the second paragraph to read 
as follows:


Sec.  1926.50  Medical services and first aid.

* * * * *

Appendix A to Sec.  1926.50--First Aid Kits (Non-Mandatory)

* * * * *

    In a similar fashion, employers who have unique or changing 
first-aid needs in their workplace may need to enhance their first-
aid kits. The employer can use the OSHA 300 log, OSHA 301 log, or 
other reports to identify these unique problems. Consultation from 
the local fire/rescue department, appropriate medical professional, 
or local emergency room may be helpful to employers in these 
circumstances. By assessing the specific needs of their workplace, 
employers can ensure that reasonably anticipated supplies are 
available. Employers should assess the specific needs of their 
worksite periodically and augment the first aid kit appropriately.
* * * * *

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27. In Sec.  1926.62, revise paragraph (j)(2)(iv)(B) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1926.62  Lead.

* * * * *
    (j) * * *
    (2) * * *
    (B) The employer shall notify each employee whose blood lead level 
is at or above 40 [mu]g/dl that the standard requires temporary medical 
removal with Medical Removal Protection benefits when an employee's 
blood lead level is at or above the numerical criterion for medical 
removal under paragraph (k)(1)(i) of this section.
* * * * *
[FR Doc. 2011-32853 Filed 12-23-11; 8:45 am]
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