OSHA wants to continue collecting information on the Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance Standard

Seeks approval to extend information collection for 3 more years

Posted October 4, 2017

OSHA is seeking approval from the federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to continue an information collection request (ICR) on the Powered Platforms for Building Maintenance Standard at 29 CFR 1910.66. The OMB will consider comments on the ICR until November 1, 2017, especially those that address whether the information collected will be of practical use to OSHA.

The regulations in §1910.66 require covered employers to develop and implement a written emergency action plan for each type of powered platform operation. The plan must explain the emergency procedures to follow if there is a disruption of the power supply, equipment failure, or other emergency. Specifically, the Standard requires the employer to:

  • Develop and maintain a written emergency action plan and work plan for training;
  • Affix a load rating plate to each suspended unit;
  • Label each emergency electric operating device with instruction for use;
  • Attach a tag to one of the fastenings holding a suspension wire rope; and
  • Prepare and maintain a written certification record of the inspection and testing of each building-support structure component of a powered platform, powered platform facility, and suspension wire rope.

OSHA asked the OMB to extend the ICR for an additional three years.

1910 OSHA GuideOSHA Rules for General Industry: 1910 and Other Essential Regulations puts OSHA’s workplace safety regulations in a reader-friendly format.


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