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2020. PLAIN LANGUAGE REVISION OF EXISTING STANDARDS (PHASE II)

Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant

Reinventing Government: This rulemaking is part of the Reinventing Government effort. It will eliminate existing text in the CFR.

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 5 USC 553

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.219; 29 CFR 1910.241-244

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: OSHA has identified two standards from part 1910 that need to be revised as part of the President's initiative on Federal regulations discussed in the U.S. Department of Labor Report of June 15, 1995. These standards include 29 CFR 1910.219, Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus and 29 CFR 1910, subpart P, Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment. OSHA intends to issue two separate rules that will address the following specific sections: Mechanical power-transmission apparatus guarding and maintenance and hand and portable powered tools guarding, use and maintenance. OSHA is developing plain language versions of each of these standards.

Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM Mechanical Power-Transmission Apparatus 00/00/00
NPRM - Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held     Equipment 08/15/97

Small Entities Affected: None

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: John F. Martonik, Acting Director, Directorate of Safety Standards Programs, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N3605, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 219-8061
Fax: 202 219-7477
Email: jmartonik@dol.gov

RIN: 1218-AB66




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