OSHA published a notice about the paperwork burdens under the personal protective equipment (PPE) regulation at 29 CFR 1910.132. OSHA estimates that the regulation affects 3,039,775 establishments! Paragraph (d) to the regulation requires that all affected employers conduct a PPE hazard assessment and make a determination regarding their need for PPE and personal fall protection. OSHA estimates that conducting a hazard assessment takes:
OSHA estimates that establishments will need to conduct a 1-hour PPE hazard reassessment, once every five years due to changes in processes, technologies, and facilities.
3 hours at establishments with 1-19 workers;
10 hours at establishments with 20-99 workers;
19 hours at establishments with 100-249 workers; and
29 hours at establishments with 250 or more workers.
SOURCES: Personal Protective Equipment for General Industry; Extension for the Office of Management and Budget's (OMB) Approval of the Information Collection (Paperwork) Requirements; OSHA request for public comments; Federal Register Vol. 84, No. 174; Docket No. OSHA-2009-0028 – 9/9/2019
Supporting statement for the information collection requirements for personal protective equipment (PPE) for general industry (29 CFR Part 1910, Subpart I); Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Control no. 1218-0205 – 7/2019
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