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• Publication Date: 05/25/2012
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 77: 31396-31398
• Standard Number: 1910.217(g)
• Title: Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 102 (Friday, May 25, 2012)]
[Notices]
[Pages 31396-31398]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-12710]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0017]


Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power
Presses; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB)
Approval of an Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirement

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

ACTION: Request for public comments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA solicits public comments concerning its proposal to
extend OMB approval of the information collection requirement contained
in the Standard on Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating
Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).

DATES: Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by
July 24, 2012.

ADDRESSES: Electronically: You may submit comments and attachments
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the instructions online for submitting
comments.
    Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, are not longer
than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
1648.
    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-2012-0017,
Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of
Labor, 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 for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2012-
0017). All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket
without change, and may be made available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
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 http://www.regulations.gov or the OSHA Docket Office at
the address above. All documents in the docket (including this Federal
Register notice) are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov 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) 693-
2222.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

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 accord 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 efforts in obtaining information
(29 U.S.C. 657).
    In the event a worker is injured while operating a mechanical power
press, 29 CFR 1910.217(g) requires an employer to provide information
to OSHA regarding the accident within 30 days of the accident. This
information includes the employer's and worker's name(s), workplace
address and location; injury sustained; task being performed when the
injury occurred; number of operators required for the operation and the
number of operators provided with controls and safeguards; cause of the
accident; type of clutch, safeguard(s), and feeding method(s) used; and
means used to actuate the press stroke. OSHA's Directorate of Standards
and Guidance, or the State agency administering a plan approved by the
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health,
collects the information. These reports are a source of up-to-date
information on power press machines. Particularly, this information
identifies the equipment used and conditions associated with these
injuries.

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 that OMB extend its approval of the information
collection requirement contained in the Standard on Reports of Injuries
to Employees Operating Mechanical Power Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).
OSHA is proposing to decrease the existing burden hour estimate for the
collection of information requirement specified by the Provision from
13 hours to 9 hours, for a total decrease of 4 hours. This adjustment
is a result of a decline in the number of reports received by OSHA
annually.
    The Agency will summarize the comments submitted in response to
this notice and will include this summary in the request to OMB.
    Type of Review: Extension of a currently approved collection.
    Title: Reports of Injuries to Employees Operating Mechanical Power
Presses (29 CFR 1910.217(g)).
    OMB Number: 1218-0070.
    Affected Public: Business or other for-profits; Federal Government;
State, Local, or Tribal Government.
    Number of Respondents: 83.
    Frequency of Response: On occasion.
    Average Time Per Response: Five minutes (.08 hour) for a secretary
to submit the report to OSHA and 15 minutes (.25 hour) for a supervisor
to obtain the information regarding the accident and to prepare the
written report.
    Estimated Total Burden Hours: 9.
    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 http://www.regulations.gov, 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-2012-0017). 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 http://www.regulations.gov.
Therefore, OSHA cautions commenters about submitting personal information
such as social security numbers and dates of birth. Although all
submissions are listed in the  http://www.regulations.gov 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 inspectionand
copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Information on using the http://www.regulations.gov
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. 1-2012
(77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC, on May 22, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-12710 Filed 5-24-12; 8:45 am]
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