Deadline for comments Dec. 22

On behalf of OSHA the Department of Labor has submitted an information collection request (ICR) titled Respiratory Protection Standard to the Office of Management and Budget for review and approval. The OMB will consider all written comments pertaining to the ICR on or before Dec. 22, 2014.

The ICR seeks to extend the agency's regulatory authority on information collecting requirements that assist employers in protecting the health of workers exposed to airborne contaminants, physical hazards and biological agents.

A federal agency cannot collect information unless it is approved by the OMB under the Paperwork Reduction Act. The current authorization for collection expires on Jan. 31, 2015, and the DOL seeks to extend authorization for an additional three years.

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