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Occupational Safety and Health Administration


RIN: 1218-AB50

Publication ID: Fall 2010

Title: General Working Conditions for Shipyard Employment

Abstract: During the 1980s, OSHA initiated a project to update and consolidate the various OSHA shipyard standards that were applied in the shipbuilding, ship repair, and shipbreaking industries. The operations addressed in this rulemaking relate to general working conditions such as housekeeping, illumination, sanitation, first aid, and lockout/tagout. An estimated 100,000 workers are potentially exposed to these hazards each year. The proposed rule was published December 20, 2007, and public hearings were held in 2008. OSHA anticipates publishing a final rule in January 2011.

Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)

Priority: Other Significant

RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda

Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage

Major: No

Unfunded Mandates: No

CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1915, subpart F (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)

Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b); 33 USC 941

Legal Deadline: None




FR Cite



72 FR 72451

NPRM Comment Period End



Public Hearings Held--September 9-10, 2008


73 FR 36823

Public Hearings Held--October 21-22, 2008


73 FR 54340

Public Hearing Comment Period End



Analyze Record



Final Rule



Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No

Government Levels Affected: None

Small Entities Affected: No

Federalism: No

Included in the Regulatory Plan: No

RIN Data Printed in the FR: No

Agency Contact:
Dorothy Dougherty
Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
200 Constitution Avenue NW., FP Building, Room N-3718,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-1950
Fax:202 693-1678