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Priority: Other Significant. Major status under 5 USC 801 is undetermined.
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b) CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910; 29 CFR 1915; 29 CFR 1917 to 1918; 29 CFR 1926
Legal Deadline: None
Abstract: Under section 6(a) of the OSH Act, during the first 2 years of the Act, the Agency was directed to adopt national consensus standards as OSHA standards. Some of these standards were adopted as regulatory text, while others were incorporated by reference. In the more than 30 years since these standards were adopted by OSHA, the organizations responsible for these consensus standards have issued updated versions of these standards. However, in most cases, OSHA has not revised its regulations to reflect later editions of the consensus standards. OSHA standards also continue to incorporate by reference various consensus standards that are now outdated and, in some cases, out of print.
The Agency is undertaking a multi-year project to update these standards. A notice describing the project was published in the Federal Register on November 24, 2004 (69 FR 68283). The first final rule was published on September 13, 2005. Several additional sets of standards are in preparation.
|NPRM||11/24/04||69 FR 68706|
|Direct Final Rule||11/24/04||69 FR 68712|
|NPRM Comment Period End||12/27/04||69 FR 68706|
|Withdraw Direct Final Rule||02/18/05||70 FR 8290|
|Direct Final Rule Effective Date||02/22/05|
|Final Rule||09/13/05||70 FR 53925|
|Final Rule Effective||11/14/05|
|Direct Final Rule||12/00/06|
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No
Government Levels Affected: Undetermined
Agency Contact: Dorothy Dougherty, Acting Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room 3718, Washington, DC 20210
Phone: 202 693-1950
Fax: 202 693-1678
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