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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB50 Publication ID: Spring 1997 
Title: General Working Conditions in Shipyards (Part 1915, Subpart F) (Phase II) (Shipyards: General Working Conditions) 
Abstract: During the 1980s, OSHA embarked on a project to update and consolidate the varying OSHA shipyard standards that were applied in the shipbuilding, shiprepair, and shipbreaking industry. A shipyard employer has been subject to both the "shipyard" standards and OSHA's general industry standards for landside operations. This has sometimes resulted in inconsistent. and contradictory requirements for essentially the same operation. Phase 1 of this project aimed at establishing a truly vertical standard for shipyard employment and addressed six subparts of shipyard employment safety standards (Confined Spaces, Welding, Access/Egress, Personal Protective Equipment, Fall Protection and Scaffolding). Proposals on these hazards were issued in November 1988 (53 FR 48092). The remaining hazards were categorized as Phase II of the consolidation project (including general work practices and fire safety). This action was endorsed by the Shipyard Advisory Committee which was chartered in 1989 to update and consolidate existing shipyard standards. The operations that are addressed in this rulemaking relate to housekeeping, illumination, sanitation, first aid, and lockout/tagout. About 75,000 workers are exposed annually to these hazards. 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1915.1 et seq    29 CFR 1915.31 et seq    29 CFR 1915.91 et seq    29 CFR 1915.111 et seq    29 CFR 1915.131 et seq    29 CFR 1915.161 et seq    29 CFR 1915.171 et seq    29 CFR 1915.181    29 CFR 1910.13 et seq    29 CFR 1910.14    29 CFR 1910.15    29 CFR 1910.95    29 CFR 1910.96    29 CFR 1910.97    29 CFR 1910.141    ...     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 29 USC 655(b)    33 USC 941   
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  12/00/1997    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
Agency Contact:
John F. Martonik
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