[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 126 (Tuesday, July 1, 2014)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 37189-37190]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-15166]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

[Docket No. OSHA-2014-0013; Docket No. OSHA-S048-2006-0674]


Vehicle-Mounted Elevating and Rotating Work Platforms and Logging 
Operations; Corrections

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

ACTION: Correcting amendments.

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SUMMARY: OSHA is correcting typographical errors in its Vehicle-mounted 
elevating and rotating work platforms and Logging operations standards.

DATES: Effective July 1, 2014.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, 
Director, Office of Communications, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, 
Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-1999; email meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    General and technical information: Mr. Robert Bell, Directorate of 
Standards and Guidance, Office of Engineering Safety, OSHA, Room N-
3621, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2053; email bell.rb@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Background

    This notice corrects two typographical errors, one each in OSHA's 
standards on Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms at 
29 CFR 1910.67 (39 FR 23502 (6/27/1974))(Docket No. OSHA-2014-0013),\1\ 
and Logging operations at 29 CFR 1910.266 (59 FR 51672 (10/12/
1994))(Docket No. OSHA-S048-2006-0674). OSHA believes the standards, as 
published, may mislead stakeholders; therefore, with this notice, OSHA 
is correcting these typographical errors.
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    \1\ OSHA adopted 29 CFR 1910.67 pursuant to Section (6)(a) of 
the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 
651, 655(a)), which allowed the Agency, during the first two years 
following the effective date of the OSH Act, to adopt as an 
occupational safety or health standard any national consensus 
standard or established Federal standard. In 1975, OSHA added new 
paragraph (c) to Sec.  1910.67 (40 FR 13439 (3/26/1975)). In neither 
instance did OSHA have a docket number for the rulemaking. 
Therefore, for the purpose of publishing this notice, OSHA needed to 
establish a docket number for Sec.  1910.67 (i.e., Docket No. OSHA-
2014-0013).
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    The first typographical error this notice corrects is the title of 
a national consensus standards organization referenced in Sec.  
1910.67(c)(5). Section 1910.67(c)(5) states that all welding done on 
vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms must conform to 
Automotive Welding Society Standards incorporated by reference in 29 
CFR 1910.6. However, as Sec.  1910.6(i) specifies, the correct title of 
the organization is the American Welding Society Standards. 
Accordingly, in Sec.  1910.67(c)(5) OSHA replaces ``Automotive'' with 
``American.''
    The second typographical error this notice corrects is a reference 
in the Logging operations standard to another OSHA standard. 
Specifically, Sec.  1910.266(d)(1)(iv), which establishes personal-
protective-equipment requirements when logging employees operate chain 
saws, states that the requirement does not apply to employees who 
operate chain saws from a vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work 
platform that meets the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.68. However, 29 CFR 
1910.67, not Sec.  1910.68 (Manlifts), addresses vehicle-mounted 
elevating and rotating work platforms. Therefore, in Sec.  
1910.266(d)(1)(iv), OSHA is inserting Sec.  1910.67 in place of Sec.  
1910.68.

List of Subjects in 29 CFR Part 1910

    Chain saws, Incorporation by reference, Logging, Occupational 
safety and health, Safety.

    Accordingly, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration is 
correcting 29 CFR part 1910 by making the following correcting 
amendments:

PART 1910--OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH STANDARDS

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1. Revise the authority citation for subpart F to read as follows:


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    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
No. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-90 
(55 FR 9033), 5-2007 (72 FR 31159), or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), as 
applicable; and 29 CFR part 1911.


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2. In Sec.  1910.67, revise paragraph (c)(5) to read as follows:


Sec.  1910.67  Vehicle-mounted elevating and rotating work platforms.

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    (c) * * *
    (5) ``Welding standards.'' All welding shall conform to the 
following American Welding Society (AWS) Standards which are 
incorporated by reference as specified in Sec.  1910.6, as applicable:
* * * * *

Subpart R--[Amended]

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3. Revise the authority citation for subpart R to read as follows:

    Authority: 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, 657; Secretary of Labor's Order 
Nos. 12-71 (36 FR 8754), 8-76 (41 FR 25059), 9-83 (48 FR 35736), 1-
90 (55 FR 9033), 6-96 (62 FR 111), 3-2000 (65 FR 50017), 5-2007 (72 
FR 31160), 4-2010 (75 FR 55355), or 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), as 
applicable; and 29 CFR part 1911.


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4. In Sec.  1910.266, revise paragraph (d)(1)(iv) to read as follows:


Sec.  1910.266  Logging Operations.

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    (d) * * *
    (1) * * *
    (iv) The employer shall provide, at no cost to the employee, and 
assure that each employee who operates a chain saw wears leg protection 
constructed with cut-resistant material, such as ballistic nylon. The 
leg protection shall cover the full length of the thigh to the top of 
the boot on each leg to protect against contact with a moving chain 
saw. Exception: This requirement does not apply when an employee is 
working as a climber if the employer demonstrates that a greater hazard 
is posed by wearing leg protection in the particular situation, or when 
an employee is working from a vehicular mounted elevating and rotating 
work platform meeting the requirements of 29 CFR 1910.67.
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    Signed at Washington, DC, on: June 20, 2014.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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