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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB51 Publication ID: Spring 1997 
Title: Fire Protection in Shipyard Employment (Part 1915, Subpart P) (Phase II) (Shipyards: Fire Safety) 
Abstract: During the 1980s, OSHA embarked on a project to update and consolidate the varying OSHA shipyard standards that were applied in the shipbuilding, ship repair, and shipbreaking industry. A shipyard employer was subject to both the "shipyard" standards that and OSHA's general industry standards. This 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 fire brigades, fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, detection systems, alarm systems, fire watches, and emergency plans. 100,000 workers are potentially exposed to these hazards annually. This will be addressed using the negotiated rulemaking process. 
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  02/00/1998    
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