[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 141 (Monday, July 23, 2012)]
[Proposed Rules]
[Page 43018]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-17871]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1926

[Docket No. OSHA-2011-0184]
RIN 1218-AC65


Updating OSHA Construction Standards Based on National Consensus 
Standards; Head Protection; Correction of Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 
Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of proposed rulemaking; correction.

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SUMMARY: OSHA is correcting a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) with 
regard to the construction industry head protection standards to 
eliminate confusion resulting from a drafting error. OSHA published the 
NPRM on June 22, 2012 (77 FR 37617). OSHA also is publishing a 
correction to the direct final rule that it published the same day in 
the Federal Register (77 FR 37587).

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
    General information and press inquiries: Contact Frank Meilinger, 
OSHA Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    Technical inquiries: Contact Kenneth Stevanus, Directorate of 
Standards and Guidance, Room N-3609, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-
2260; fax: (202) 693-1663; email: stevanus.ken@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA is making the following correction in 
FR document number 2012-15031, appearing on page 37630 in the Federal 
Register of Friday, June 22, 2012:


Sec.  1926.100  [Corrected]

    On page 37630, correct instruction number 16, to read as follows:
    16. Amend Sec.  1926.100 as follows:
    a. Remove paragraph (c).
    b. Revise paragraph (b) to read as follows:


1926.100  Head protection.

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    (b) Criteria for head protection. (1) The employer must provide 
each employee with head protection that meets the specifications 
contained in any of the following consensus standards:
    (i) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1-2009, 
``American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection,'' 
incorporated by reference in Sec.  1926.6;
    (ii) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1-2003, 
``American National Standard for Industrial Head Protection,'' 
incorporated by reference in Sec.  1926.6; or
    (iii) American National Standards Institute (ANSI) Z89.1-1997, 
``American National Standard for Personnel Protection--Protective 
Headwear for Industrial Workers--Requirements,'' incorporated by 
reference in Sec.  1926.6.
    (2) The employer must ensure that the head protection provided for 
each employee exposed to high-voltage electric shock and burns also 
meets the specifications contained in Section 9.7 (``Electrical 
Insulation'') of any of the consensus standards identified in paragraph 
(b)(1) of this section.
    (3) OSHA will deem any head protection device that the employer 
demonstrates is at least as effective as a head protection device 
constructed in accordance with one of the consensus standards 
identified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section to be in compliance with 
the requirements of this section.

    Signed at Washington, DC on July 17, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2012-17871 Filed 7-20-12; 8:45 am]
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