Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice

Published in the December 2013 issue of Washington Update

MECHANICAL POWER PRESSES

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) that proposes to make two main revisions to its Mechanical Power Presses Standard. First, OSHA is proposing to revise a provision that requires employers to develop and maintain certification records of periodic inspections performed on the presses by adding a requirement that they develop and maintain certification records of any maintenance and repairs they perform on the presses during the periodic inspections. Second, OSHA is proposing to remove the requirement from another provision that employers develop and maintain certification records of weekly inspections and tests performed on the presses. OSHA is publishing a companion direct final rule elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register taking this same action. Comments must be received on or before December 20, 2013.

Agency Contact: Frank Meilinger, 202-693-1999.
PUBLISHED: 11/20/2013; ACTION: NPRM; REFERENCE: 78 FR 69606; REG: 29 CFR Parts 1910.
To view the full text of this notice, visit http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-11-20/html/2013-27694.htm.