OSHA Seeks Comment On Walking, Working Surfaces Information Collection Requirements

OSHA is requesting public comments on information collection requirements contained in its Walking and Working Surfaces Standard for General Industry.

A Federal Register notice from OSHA states the agency is looking to determine the desired format and minimize the reporting burden of reporting requirements contained in the standards.

The requirements mandate that employers provide information regarding causes and prevention of occupational injuries, illnesses and accidents from walking and working surfaces hazards such as collapse of overloaded floors, outrigger scaffolds, and failure of defective portable ladders.

OSHA seeks information on whether the information collection requirements are necessary and whether the department is efficiently gathering information while minimizing employer burden.

Comments are due on the information gathering requirements on April 1. – Joshua Higgins (jhiggins@iwpnews.com)