Daily Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of the Federal Government
The Department of Labor, as part of its continuing effort to reduce paperwork and respondent (
The information collection requirements in the Lead in General Industry Standard are designed to reduce occupational lead exposure in general industry. Lead exposure can result in both acute and chronic effects and can be fatal in severe cases of lead toxicity. The standard specifies the following requirements that impose paperwork burdens on employers: Establishing a compliance program and notifying laundry personnel of lead hazards; instituting programs for exposure monitoring and medical surveillance (including medical examinations); notifying workers of exposure levels and biological monitoring results; the option for multiple physician review; providing information to physicians; obtaining written medical opinions; implementing worker information and training programs; recording medical removals; maintaining and transferring records of exposure monitoring and medical surveillance results, medical removals, and objective data used for the initial exposure monitoring exemption; and making records available to specified parties.
OSHA has a particular interest in comments on the following issues:
• Whether the proposed information collection requirements are necessary for the proper performance of the Agency's functions, including whether the information is useful;
• The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used;
• The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected; and
• Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply; for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques.
OSHA is requesting an adjustment decrease in burden hours from 1,225,253 to 1,127,123 (a total decrease of 98,130 hours). The adjustment is primarily due to a reduction in plants and a decrease in covered workers, based on updated data.
You may submit comments in response to this document as follows: (1) Electronically at
Because of security procedures, the use of regular mail may cause a significant delay in the receipt of comments. For information about security procedures concerning the delivery of materials by hand, express delivery, messenger, or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350, (TTY (877) 889-5627).
Comments and submissions are posted without change at
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice. The authority for this notice is the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 (44 U.S.C. 3506