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Confirmation of the effective date:On June 22, 2012, OSHA published a direct final rule (DFR) in theFederal Registerthat revised its Head Protection standards for general industry at 29 CFR 1910.135, shipyard employment at 29 CFR 1915.155, marine terminals at 29 CFR 1917.93, longshoring at 29 CFR 1918.103, and construction at 29 CFR 1926.100 by updating a reference to the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) head protection standard (see77 FR 37587). In the DFR, OSHA deleted a reference to ANSI Z89.1-1986, and replaced it with a reference to ANSI Z89.1-2009. In addition, in the DFR, OSHA deleted references to ANSI Z89.1-1969 and ANSI Z89.2-1971 in its construction standard at 29 CFR 1926.100, and replaced them with the same three references specified in thegeneral industry, shipyard employment, marine terminals, and longshoring head-protection standards.
In thatFederal Registerdocument, OSHA also stated that it would confirm the effective date of the DFR if the Agency received no significant adverse comments. OSHA received two comments on the DFR, neither of which were significant adverse comments (seeDocument IDs OSHA-2011-0184-0003 and -0004). To the contrary, both comments supported the DFR.
List of Subjects in 29 CFR Parts 1910, 1915, 1917, 1918, and 1926
Head protection, Incorporation by reference, Occupational safety and health, Safety.
Authority and Signature
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, authorized the preparation of this final rule. OSHA is issuing this final rule pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 653, 655, and 657, 5 U.S.C. 553, Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR part 1911.
Signed at Washington, DC, on November 8, 2012.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.