Updating osha standards
1926.200 Accident prevention signs and tags." He further indicated that "[t]he language, while not inaccurate, was unclear regarding which figure(s) it intended to reference in the ANSI Z535.2-2011 standard." Although this comment was late, OSHA considered it because it was a purely technical comment, pointing out an ambiguity in the cited provision's reference to figures in the updated version of the national consensus standard, ANSI Z535.2-2011.
OSHA finds that the comment has merit, and accordingly is clarifying the language in .200(b) and (c) specifying which figures employers must follow in ANSI Z535.2-2011.
Thus, the DFR allowed employers to follow either the updated ANSI standards or the older ANSI signage standards already referenced in OSHA's existing general industry and construction standards.
The DFR also incorporated by reference Part VI of the Manual of Uniform Traffic Control Devices, 1988 Edition, Revision 3, into .6, and amended citations in two provisions of the construction standards to show the correct incorporation-by-reference section.
In the DFR, OSHA stated that it would confirm the effective date of the DFR if it received no significant adverse comments.
OSHA received eight favorable and no adverse comments on the DFR (see ID: OSHA-2013- 0005-0008 thru -0015 in the docket for this rulemaking).
----------------------------------------------------------------------- SUMMARY: On June 13, 2013, OSHA published in the Federal Register (78 FR 35559) a direct final rule that revised its signage standards for general industry and construction by updating the references to national consensus standards approved by the American National Standards Institute, a clearinghouse that verifies that the criteria for approval of consensus standards have been met.
List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 19 Signage, Incorporation by reference, Occupational safety and health, Safety. D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this final rule.
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR Occupational Safety and Health Administration 29 CFR Part 1910 [Docket No.
OSHA stated in that Federal Register notice that it would withdraw the companion proposed rule and confirm the effective date of the direct final rule if the Agency received no significant adverse comments on the direct final rule.
Since OSHA received no such significant adverse comments, the Agency now confirms that the direct final rule became effective as a final rule on September 11, 2013. 2112(a), OSHA designates the Associate Solicitor of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health as the recipient of petitions for review of the final standard. Woodward, Associate Solicitor, at the Office of the Solicitor, Room S-4004, U. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-5445; email: [email protected]