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Public comments are particularly invited on: Whether this collection of information is necessary; whether it will have practical utility; whether our estimate of the public burden of this collection of information is accurate, and based on valid assumptions and methodology; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways in which we can minimize the burden of the collection of information on those who are to respond, through the use of appropriate technological collection techniques or other forms of information technology.
Submit comments via the Federal eRulemaking portal by inputting "Information Collection 9000-0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping" under the heading "Enter Keyword or ID" and selecting "Search". Select the link "Submit a Comment" that corresponds with "Information Collection 9000-0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping". Follow the instructions provided at the "Submit a Comment" screen. Please include your name, company name (if any), and "Information Collection 9000-0060, Accident Prevention Plans and Recordkeeping" on your attached document.
The FAR clause at 52.236-13, Accident Prevention, requires Federal construction contractors to keep records of accidents incidental to work performed under the contract that result in death, traumatic injury, occupational disease or damage to property, materials, supplies or equipment. Records of personal inquiries are required by the Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration regulations. The records maintained by the contractor are used to evaluate compliance and may be used in workmen's compensation cases. The FAR requires records of damage to property, materials, supplies or equipment to provide background information when claims are brought against the Government.
If the contract involves work of a long duration, or hazardous nature, the contracting officer shall insert the clause with its alternate that requires the contractor to submit a written proposed plan for implementing the clause. The plan shall include an analysis of the significant hazards to life, limb, and property inherent in performing the contract and a plan for controlling the hazards. The Accident Prevention Plan is analyzed by the contracting officer along with the agency safety representatives to determine if the proposed plan will meet the requirements of safety regulations and applicable statutes.
The estimated reporting burden has been adjusted since published in the