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• Publication Date: 11/06/2013
• Publication Type: Final Rule
• Fed Register #: 78: 66641-66642
• Standard Number: 1910; 1910.6; 1910.6(e)(66); 1910.7; 1910.8; 1910.9; 1911; 1926; 1926.200(b)(1); 1926.200(c)(1); 1926.6; 1926.6(h)(28); 1926.6(h)(29); 1926.6(h)(30)
• Title: Incorporation by Reference; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags; Correction

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 215 (Wednesday, November 6, 2013)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 66641-66642]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26338]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0005]
RIN 1218-AC77


Incorporation by Reference; Accident Prevention Signs and Tags; 
Correction

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

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: This document contains corrections to the final regulations, 
which were published in the Federal Register of Thursday, June 13, 2013 
(78 FR 35559). The regulations update OSHA's general industry and 
construction signage standards by adding references to the latest 
American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standards on 
specifications for accident prevention signs and tags.

DATES: Effective on November 6, 2013.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    General information and press inquiries: Frank Meilinger, OSHA 
Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    Technical inquiries: Kenneth Stevanus, Directorate of Standards and 
Guidance, Room N-3609, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2260; fax: (202) 
693-1663; email: stevanus.ken@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

Background

    The final regulations that are the subject of these corrections 
superseded their predecessor regulations in 29 CFR parts 1910 and 1926 
on the effective date, and affect employers required to use accident 
prevention signs and tags under the specified standards.

Need for Correction

    As published, the final regulations contain errors that may prove 
to be misleading and ambiguous references to illustrative figures in 
incorporated-by-reference ANSI standards. Specifically, the 
incorporation-by-reference provisions in 29 CFR 1910.6(e)(66) and 
(e)(67) and 1926.6(h)(28)-(h)(30) misidentify the vendors and locations 
where the public can purchase the updated ANSI Z535 standards. In 
addition, the references in 29 CFR 1926.200(b) and (c), "Accident 
prevention signs and tags," to figures in ANSI Z535.2-2011 are 
ambiguous. These references need to be clarified because the figures 
they denote illustrate sign specifications that employers have the 
option of following.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1926

    Construction, General industry, Incorporation by reference, Safety, 
Signs, Tags.
    Accordingly, 29 CFR parts 1910 and 1926 are corrected by making the 
following correcting amendments:

PART 1910--OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS

Subpart A--General

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1. The authority citation for subpart A 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), 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), or 1-2012 (77 FR 
3912), as applicable.

    Sections 1910.6, 1910.7, 1910.8 and 1910.9 also issued under 29 
CFR 1911. Section 1910.7(f) also issued under 31 U.S.C. 9701, 29 
U.S.C. 9a, 5 U.S.C. 553; Public Law 106-113 (113 Stat. 1501A-222); 
Pub. L. 11-8 and 111-317; and OMB Circular A-25 (dated July 8, 1993) 
(58 FR 38142, July 15, 1993).


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2. In Sec.  1910.6, revise paragraphs (e)(66) and (e)(67) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1910.6  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (e) * * *
    (66) ANSI Z535.1-2006 (R2011), Safety Colors, reaffirmed July 19, 
2011; IBR approved for Sec. Sec.  1910.97(a) and 1910.145(d). Copies 
available for purchase from the:
    (i) American National Standards Institute's e-Standards Store, 25 W 
43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036; telephone: 212-642-4980; 
Web site: http://webstore.ansi.org/;
    (ii) IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 
80112; telephone: 877-413-5184; Web site: www.global.ihs.com; or
    (iii) TechStreet Store, 3916 Ranchero Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; 
telephone: 877-699-9277; Web site: www.techstreet.com.
    (67) ANSI Z535.2-2011, Environmental and Facility Safety Signs, 
published September 15, 2011; IBR approved for Sec.  1910.261(c). 
Copies available for purchase from the:
    (i) American National Standards Institute's e-Standards Store, 25 W 
43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036; telephone: 212-642-4980; 
Web site: http://webstore.ansi.org/;
    (ii) IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 
80112; telephone: 877-413-5184; Web site: www.global.ihs.com; or
    (iii) TechStreet Store, 3916 Ranchero Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; 
telephone: 877-699-9277; Web site: www.techstreet.com.
* * * * *

PART 1926--SAFETY AND HEALTH REGULATIONS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Subpart A--General

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3. The authority citation for subpart A continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 333; 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 31160), 4-2010 (75 FR 
55355), or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), as applicable; and 29 CFR part 1911.


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4. In Sec.  1926.6, revise paragraphs (h)(28), (h)(29), and (h)(30) to 
read as follows:


Sec.  1926.6  Incorporation by reference.

* * * * *
    (h) * * *
    (28) ANSI Z535.1-2006 (R2011), Safety Colors, reaffirmed July 19, 
2011; IBR approved for Sec.  1926.200(c). Copies available for purchase 
from the:
    (i) American National Standards Institute's e-Standards Store, 25 W 
43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036; telephone: 212-642-4980; 
Web site: http://webstore.ansi.org/;
    (ii) IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 
80112; telephone: 877-413-5184; Web site: www.global.ihs.com; or
    (iii) TechStreet Store, 3916 Ranchero Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; 
telephone: 877-699-9277; Web site: www.techstreet.com.
    (29) ANSI Z535.2-2011, Environmental and Facility Safety Signs, 
published September 15, 2011; IBR approved for Sec.  1926.200(b), (c), 
and (i). Copies available for purchase from the:
    (i) American National Standards Institute's e-Standards Store, 25 W 
43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036; telephone: 212-642-4980; 
Web site: http://webstore.ansi.org/;
    (ii) IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 
80112; telephone: 877-413-5184; Web site: www.global.ihs.com; or
    (iii) TechStreet Store, 3916 Ranchero Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; 
telephone: 877-699-9277; Web site: www.techstreet.com.
    (30) ANSI Z535.5-2011, Safety Tags and Barricade Tapes (for 
Temporary Hazards), published September 15, 2011, including Errata, 
November 14, 2011; IBR approved for Sec.  1926.200(h) and (i). Copies 
available for purchase from the:
    (i) American National Standards Institute's e-Standards Store, 25 W 
43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036; telephone: 212-642-4980; 
Web site: http://webstore.ansi.org/;
    (ii) IHS Standards Store, 15 Inverness Way East, Englewood, CO 
80112; telephone: 877-413-5184; Web site: www.global.ihs.com; or
    (iii) TechStreet Store, 3916 Ranchero Dr., Ann Arbor, MI 48108; 
telephone: 877-699-9277; Web site: www.techstreet.com.
* * * * *

Subpart G--Signs, Signals, and Barricades

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5. The authority citation for subpart G continues to read as follows:

    Authority: 40 U.S.C. 333; 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), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2002 (67 FR 65008), 5-2007 (72 FR 
31159), 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), as applicable; 
and 29 CFR part 1911.


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6. In Sec.  1926.200, revise paragraphs (b)(1) and (c)(1) to read as 
follows:


Sec.  1926.200  Accident prevention signs and tags.

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    (b) Danger signs. (1) Danger signs shall be used only where an 
immediate hazard exists, and shall follow the specifications 
illustrated in Figure 1 of ANSI Z35.1-1968 or in Figures 1 to 13 of 
ANSI Z535.2-2011, incorporated by reference in Sec.  1926.6.
* * * * *
    (c) Caution signs. (1) Caution signs shall be used only to warn 
against potential hazards or to caution against unsafe practices, and 
shall follow the specifications illustrated in Figure 4 of ANSI Z35.1-
1968 or in Figures 1 to 13 of ANSI Z535.2-2011, incorporated by 
reference in Sec.  1926.6.
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    Signed at Washington, DC, on October 30, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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