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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB04 Publication ID: Spring 1997 
Title: Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Part 1910) (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention) 
Abstract: Standards for walking and working surfaces and personal fall protection systems will be issued concurrently as a final rule. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA's) existing standards for walking and working surfaces need to be revised because they are out of date and limit technological innovation in the means employers can use to comply. The final rule is performance-oriented, written in plain language, and flexible in the means of compliance permitted. In addition, OSHA's existing standards do not contain criteria for personal fall protection systems. Consequently, requirements containing criteria for such systems will be added to 29 CFR part 1910, subpart I, Personal Protection Equipment, to enhance employee protection from injury and death due to falls to different elevations. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Final Rule Stage 
Major: Undetermined  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910.21    29 CFR 1910.22    29 CFR 1910.23    29 CFR 1910.24    29 CFR 1910.25    29 CFR 1910.26    29 CFR 1910.27    29 CFR 1910.28    29 CFR 1910.29    29 CFR 1910.30    29 CFR 1910.31    29 CFR 1910.32    29 CFR 1910.128    29 CFR 1910.129    29 CFR 1910.130    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)   
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/10/1990  55 FR 13360   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/22/1990  55 FR 13360   
Hearing  09/11/1990  55 FR 29224   
Final Action  09/00/1997    
Additional Information: Because RINs 1218-AB05 and 1218-AA48 will be issued concurrently, they have been combined under this RIN 1218-AB04.
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Agency Contact:
John F. Martonik
Evaluation
Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Room N3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, FP Building,
Washington, DC 20210
Phone:202 693-2043
Fax:202 693-1641
Email: john.martonik@osha.gov