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• Record Type: Logging Operations
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• Title: Intro to 29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1928, Logging Operations

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Parts 1910 and 1928

[Docket No. S-048]

Logging Operations

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Labor.

ACTION: Final rule.

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SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing a final standard specifying safety requirements covering all logging operations, regardless of the end use of the forest products (saw logs, veneer bolts, pulpwood, chips, etc.). This standard replaces the existing standard at 29 CFR 1910.266, that had applied only to pulpwood logging, and thereby expands coverage to provide protection for all employees engaged in logging operations. The final standard addresses the unique hazards found in logging operations, and supplements other general industry standards in 29 CFR part 1910. The final standard strengthens and further clarifies some provisions of the existing standard, and eliminates unnecessary provisions. The revised standard also requires training for all employees in this high risk industry. OSHA believes this standard will significantly decrease the number of employees killed or injured in this industry.

DATES: This final standard is effective on February 9, 1995. Employers must be in compliance with all requirements of the final standard by the effective date. The incorporation by reference of certain publications listed in the standard is approved by the Director of the Federal Register as of February 9, 1995.

ADDRESSES: Send petitions for review of the standard to the Associate Solicitor for Occupational Safety and Health, Office of the Solicitor, Room S-4004, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.

For additional copies of this standard contact U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Office of Publications, Room N-3101, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, (202) 219-9667.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Anne Cyr, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3637, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, (202) 219-8148.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Table of Contents

I.    Introduction
II.   Regulatory history
III.  Basis for agency action
   A. Hazards
   B. Accident, injury and other data
   C. Need for agency action
IV.   Major Issues
V.    Summary and Explanation of the Final Standard
VI.   Regulatory Impact Analysis, Regulatory Flexibility Analysis, and
      Environmental Impact Assessment
VII.  References
VIII. Statutory Considerations
IX.   Recordkeeping
X.    Federalism
XI.   State Plan Standards
XII.  Index Terms
XIII. Authority and Signature
XIV.  Final Standard

References to the rulemaking record are provided in the text of the preamble. References are identified as "Ex." followed by a number to designate the reference in the rulemaking docket. For example, "Ex. 1" means exhibit one in the Docket S-048. Exhibit 1 is a copy of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Logging Operations that was published in the Federal Register on May 2, 1989 (54 FR 18798).

References to the transcripts of the public hearings are given as "Tr."

followed by the location and page. The July 24, 1990, Washington, D.C., hearing transcript is identified as "W1." The July 25, 1990, Washington, D.C., hearing transcript is identified as "W2." The Oregon hearing transcript is designated as "OR."

A list of exhibits, copies of the exhibits and copies of the transcripts are available in the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210, (202)-219-7894.

[59 FR 51672, Oct. 12, 1994]

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