Federal Registers - Table of Contents
• Publication Date: 07/06/1994
• Publication Type: Final Rules
• Fed Register #: 59:34580-34581
• Standard Number: 1910.132
• Title: Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

29 CFR Part 1910

[Docket No. S-060]

RIN 1218-AA71

Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry

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

ACTION: Final rule; administrative stay.

SUMMARY: OSHA's final rule on Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry, which was published in the Federal Register on April 6, 1994 (59 FR 16334), is scheduled to become effective on July 5, 1994. OSHA is administratively staying the effective date of certain provisions of 1910.132 of the final rule (requirements for hazard assessment and training) until October 5, 1994.

DATES: Effective July 5, 1994, the effective date for paragraphs (d) and (f) of 29 CFR 1910.132 will be administratively stayed until October 5, 1994.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Mr. James F. Foster, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Ave., NW., Washington, DC 20210. Telephone: (202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA has received several requests to extend the effective date of paragraph (d), hazard assessment, and paragraph (f), training. It is contended that many employers will not be able to complete the required hazard assessment and training before the effective date.

OSHA has also received petitions from the American Forest & Paper Association (AF&PA), the American Iron and Steel Institute (AISI), and the Chocolate Manufacturers Association (CMA) to delay the effective date of the provisions for hazard assessment and training.

It has been asserted that a worksite hazard assessment, where not previously performed, could be a major undertaking. Also, longer periods of time may be necessary