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2039. WALKING WORKING SURFACES AND PERSONAL FALL PROTECTION SYSTEMS (1910) (SLIPS, TRIPS, AND FALL PREVENTION)

Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.

Unfunded Mandates: Undetermined

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910 subparts D and I

Legal Deadline: None

Abstract: In 1990, OSHA proposed a rule (55 FR 13360) addressing slip, trip, and fall hazards and establishing requirements for personal fall protection systems. Since that time, new technologies and procedures have become available to protect employees from these hazards. The Agency has been working to update these rules to reflect current technology. OSHA published a notice to re-open the rulemaking for comment on a number of issues raised in the record for the NPRM. As a result of the comments received on that notice, OSHA has determined that additional information is needed on its proposed requirements to allow certain employees (qualified climbers) to climb fixed ladders without fall protection. OSHA plans to reopen the record and ask the public for more, specific information about the concept of "qualified climbers" and to solicit comment on an updated/revised economic analysis and related issues.


Timetable:

Action Date FR Cite

NPRM
NPRM Comment Period End
Hearing
Reopen Record
Comment Period End
Reopen Record
04/10/90
08/22/90
09/11/90
05/02/03
07/31/03
12/00/04
55 FR 13360

55 FR 29224
68 FR 23527


Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes

Small Entities Affected: Businesses

Government Levels Affected: None

Agency Contact: Steven F. Witt, Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Room N-3718, FP Building, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
Fax: 202 693-1678

RIN: 1218-AB80

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