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• Publication Date: 07/06/2017
• Publication Type: Final rule
• Fed Register #: 82:31252-31253
• Standard Number: 1910; 1926.502(k); 1926.503(a)(c) ; 1910.132; 1910.140; 1911; 1910.7(f)
• Title: Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems) for General Industry; Approval of Collections of Information


  [Federal Register Volume 82, Number 128 (Thursday, July 6, 2017)]
  [Rules and Regulations]
  [Pages 31252-31253]
  From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
  [FR Doc No: 2017-14122]


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  DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

  Occupational Safety and Health Administration

  29 CFR Part 1910

  [Docket No. OSHA-2013-0002]
  RIN 1218-AB80


  Walking-Working Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall
  Protection Systems) for General Industry; Approval of Collections of
  Information

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

  ACTION: Final rule.

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  SUMMARY: This technical amendment revises an OSHA regulation to reflect
  the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) approval of the collections
  of information contained in the general industry Walking-Working
  Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)
  standards.

  DATES: Effective July 6, 2017.

  FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Todd Owen, OSHA, Directorate of
  Standards and Guidance, Room N-3609, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
  Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
  2222.

  SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On November 18, 2016, OSHA published a final
  rule revising and updating the general industry Walking-Working
  Surfaces and Personal Protective Equipment (Fall Protection Systems)
  standards (29 CFR 1910, subparts D and I) (81 FR 82494) to provide
  workers with greater protections from slip, trip and fall hazards. This
  technical amendment adds to Sec.  1910.8, which displays OSHA's
  approved general industry collections of information under the
  Paperwork Reduction Act of 1985 (44 U.S.C. 3501 et seq.), the OMB
  control number for the new collection requirements in the final rule.
      Final subpart D contains three new collections of information.
  First, final Sec.  1910.23(b)(10) requires that employers ensure any
  ladder with structural or

  other defects be tagged immediately with ``Dangerous: Do Not Use'' or
  similar language and removed from service until ``repaired . . . or
  replaced.'' The information will alert employers and workers that the
  ladder is not safe and must not be used.
      Second, final Sec.  1910.27(b)(1)(i) requires, before any rope
  descent system is used, that the building owner inform the employer in
  writing that the building owner has identified, tested, certified, and
  maintained each anchorage so it is capable of supporting at least 5,000
  pounds (268 kg), in any direction for each employee attached. The
  information must be based on an annual inspection by a qualified person
  and certification of each anchorage by a qualified person, as
  necessary, and at least every 10 years. The information will assure
  employers and workers that the building owner has inspected, tested and
  certified the anchorage, which the employer may not own or have any
  control over, as safe to use. A related provision, final Sec.
  1910.27(b)(1)(ii), requires that the employer ensure no employee uses
  any anchorage before the employer has obtained written information from
  the building owner indicating that each anchorage meets the
  requirements of Sec.  1910.27(b)(1)(i). The employer must keep the
  information for the duration of the job. The information will assure
  employers and workers that the anchorages employers use, but may not
  own or have any control over, are safe to use.
      Third, final Sec.  1910.28(b)(1)(ii) specifies that when employers
  can demonstrate that it is not feasible or creates a greater hazard to
  use guardrail, safety net, or personal fall protection systems on
  residential roofs, they must develop and implement a written fall
  protection plan that meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.502(k) and
  training that meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1926.503(a) and (c). The
  information collection ensures that employers and workers will know
  what alternative measures will be used at a given worksite to provide
  an appropriate level of protection when conventional fall protection is
  not feasible.
      These requirements are contained in the Information Collection
  Request (ICR) approved by OMB under control number 1218-0199, which
  OSHA included in the final rule published in the Federal Register (81
  FR 82978-80). The collections of information in final subpart D are
  necessary to ensure workers are protected from death or injury from
  falls from elevated heights.
      Final subpart I expands the existing collections of information
  contained in the hazard assessment and verification requirements in 29
  CFR 1910.132 to include assessments for workers who use personal fall
  protection systems (29 CFR 1910.140). These requirements are contained
  in the Information Collection Request (ICR) approved by OMB under
  control number 1218-0205, which OSHA included in the final rule
  published in the Federal Register (81 FR 82978-80).
      Additional public comment on the information collections in the
  final rule is not necessary. The public already has had the opportunity
  to comment on the collections of information and OMB has approved them.
  This revision of Sec.  1910.8 is a purely technical step to increase
  public awareness of OMB's approval of the collections of information.

  Authority and Signature

      Dorothy Dougherty, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
  Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
  under the authority of 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 June 28, 2017.
  Dorothy Dougherty,
  Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

      For the reasons stated in the preamble, the Occupational Safety and
  Health Administration amends 29 CFR part 1910 as follows:

  PART 1910--OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS

  Subpart A--[Amended]

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  1. Revise the authority citation for subpart A to read as follows:

      Authority: 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order
  Numbers 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);
  Public Law 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. Amend Sec.  1910.8 by adding to the table, in the proper numerical
  sequence, the entries for ``1910.27,'' and ``1910.28,'' to read as
  follows:


  Sec.  1910.8  OMB control numbers under the Paperwork Reduction Act.

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                                                              OMB control
                       29 CFR citation                            No.
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  1910.27.................................................       1218-0199
  1910.28.................................................       1218-0199

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  [FR Doc. 2017-14122 Filed 7-5-17; 8:45 am]
  BILLING CODE 4510-26-P




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