Variances in Effect & Interim Orders

 

Construction

Number Grantee Effective Date Standard(s) Variance Type Federal Register Reference Effective Locations (States) Brief Description
  Kiewit Power Constructors Co. et al.; (Avalotis Corp.; Bowen Engineering Corporation (merged with Mid-Atlantic Boiler & Chimney, Inc. (formerly Alberici Mid-Atlantic, LLC)); Commonwealth Dynamics, Inc.; Gibraltar Chimney International, LLC; Hamon Custodis, Inc. (formerly Custodis Construction Co., Inc., then Custodis Cuttrell, Inc.); Hoffmann, Inc.; Industrial Access, Inc; International Chimney Corporation; Karrena International Chimney; Kiewit Power Constructors Co.; Marietta Silos, LLC; Matrix SME, Inc. (formerly Matrix Service Industrial Contractors, Inc.); NAES Power Contractors (formerly American Boiler and Chimney Company); Pullman Power, LLC (formerly M. W. Kellogg Co., then Pullman Power Products Corporation); R and P Industrial Chimney Co., Inc.; T.E. Ibberson; & TIC-The Industrial Company) 28-Sep-2013 1926.452 (o)(3); 1926.552 (c)(1) through (c)(4), (c)(8), (c)(13), (c)(14)(i), and (c)(16) Permanent OSHA-2012-0015 All Fed OSHA States Plus: AK, AZ, IN, MD, MN, NV, NM, NC, OR, PR, TN, VA, VT, WY Allows employers to use a rope-guided hoist system during inside or outside chimney construction to raise or lower workers between the bottom landing of a chimney and an elevated work location on the inside or outside surface of the chimney using personnel cages, personnel platforms, and boatswain's chairs.
  Traylor-Shea Joint Venture (Alexandria RiverRenew Tunnel) 10-March-2023 1926.803(f)(1); 1926.803(g)(1) (iii); and 1926.803(g)(1) (xvii) Permanent OSHA-2022-0009 DC, VA Allows employers to use alternate means of protection from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed-air environments.
  McNally/Kiewit SST JV 10-March-2023 1926.803(f)(1); 1926.803(g)(1) (iii); and 1926.803(g)(1) (xvii) Permanent OSHA-2022-0007 OH Allows employers to use alternate means of protection from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed-air environments.  

Report in the case of an accident or injury and at end of project, provide a report evaluating the effectiveness of intervention methods
  Traylor-Sundt Joint Venture (Integrated Pipeline Tunnel Project - Dallas, Texas) 28-Nov-2023 1926.803(f)(1); 1926.803(g)(1) (iii); and 1926.803(g)(1) (xvii) Permanent OSHA-2023-0004 TX Allows employers to use alternate means of protection from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed-air environments.
  Ballard Marine Construction – Bay Park Conveyance Tunnel Project 7-Feb-2025 1926.803(f)(1); 1926.803(g)(1) (iii); and 1926.803(g)(1) (xvii) Permanent OSHA-2023-0010 NY Allows employers to use alternate means of protection from the provisions of OSHA standards that regulate work in compressed-air environments.

General Industry

Number Grantee Effective Date Standard(s) Variance Type Federal Register Reference Effective Locations (States) Brief Description
  3M Co. (formerly Minnesota Mining & Manufacturing Co.) 3M Center  
St. Paul, MN 55144
10-Mar-1978 1910.106(d)(5)(vi)(b) Permanent 43:9887-88, 3/10/78 SD, MO, TX Allows employer to store flammable and combustible liquids on racks to the heights and under conditions specified in the order.
  Clark Grave Vault Company 375 East Fifth Avenue  
Columbus, OH 43201
4-Oct-1977 1910.22(c); 1910.23(c)(3) Permanent 42:54028, 10/4/77 OH Allows employer to continue its operation using galvanizing tank having ledges 31 1/2" wide and sides 30" high in lieu of guardrail and toeboard required by standards, provided special conditions specified are followed.
  Frontier Hot-Dip Galvanizing, Inc.  
1740 Elmwood Avenue  
Buffalo, NY 14207
14-Oct-1977 1910.22(c); 1910.23(c)(3) Permanent 42:55291, 10/14/77 NY Allows employer to continue its operation using galvanizing tank having ledges (including the protective angle) 24" wide and sides 30" high in lieu of guardrail and toeboard required by standards, provided special conditions specified are followed.
  Keystone Steel and Wire (KSW) Company  
7000 S. W. Adams Street  
Peoria, IL 61641
13-Oct-2010 1910.1025(h)(2)(i); 1910.1018(k)(2) Grant of Permanent Variance OSHA-2010-0011 IL Allows employer to use compressed air to clean floors and other surfaces where lead and arsenic particulates accumulate.
  Metalplate Galvanizing, Inc. (formerly Metalplate & Coatings, Inc.)  
500 Selit Drive, S. W.  
Atlanta, GA 30336
28-Dec-1976 1910.22(c); 1910.23(c)(3) Permanent 41:56410-11, 12/28/76 Atlanta, GA Allows employer to continue operations while using its galvanizing tank having sides 30" high and ledges 32" wide in lieu of guardrail and toeboard required by standards, provided special conditions specified in the order are followed.
  Newport News Shipbuilding  
4101 Washington Avenue  
Newport News, VA 23607
4-Aug-2015 1915.116(i), (j) & (q) Permanent 81 FR 51499, 8/4/16 VA Allows employer to work under a suspended load during modular ship construction and structural repair provided special conditions specified within the order are followed.
  Jardon and Howard Technologies, Incorporated 15-May-2019 1910.330(d)(3),(d)(4); 1910.423(b)(2), (c)(1), (c)(3); 1910.424(b)(2) Permanent 84 FR 21822, 5/15/19 NC, SC Allows employer to conduct diving in accordance the NOAA Diving Program (NDP), as well as use Buoyancy Compensator Devices (BCDs) in accordance with NOAA Alternative Diving Standards previously approved by OSHA.
  Gestamp West Virginia 2-Mar-2021 1910.147(d)(3) Permanent OSHA-2019-0004 WV Allows employer to use a modified lockout/tagout system for laser cutting cell.
  STP Nuclear 28-April 2021 1910.146(b) Permanent 86 FR 22458, 4/28/21 TX Allows employer to use a modified energy isolation system to perform condenser water box maintenance activities.
  NASA National Operations Center (NOC) 13000 Space Center Boulevard Houston, Texas 77059 20-Nov-2023 1910.423(b)(2) Interim Order 88 FR 80764 TX, VI Permits KBR employees conducting commercial diving operations at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory to  remain awake and in the vicinity of the decompression chamber at the dive location for at least ten (10) minutes after the dive (including decompression or treatment as appropriate).
  KBR Wylie Services LLC 13000 Space Center Boulevard Houston, Texas 77059 20-Nov-2023 1910.423(b)(2) Interim Order 88 FR 80771 TX, VI Permits KBR employees conducting commercial diving operations at NASA’s Neutral Buoyancy Laboratory to  remain awake and in the vicinity of the decompression chamber at the dive location for at least ten (10) minutes after the dive (including decompression or treatment as appropriate).