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DOL/OSHA RIN: 1218-AB80 Publication ID: Spring 2017 
Title: Walking Working Surfaces and Personal Fall Protection Systems (Slips, Trips, and Fall Prevention) 
Abstract:

In 1990, OSHA published a proposed rule (55 FR 13360) addressing slip, trip, and fall hazards and establishing requirements for personal fall protection systems. Slips, trips, and falls are among the leading causes of work-related injuries and fatalities. Since that time, new technologies and procedures have become available to protect employees from these hazards. The Agency has been working to update these rules to reflect current technology. As a result of issues raised in comments to the 1990 NPRM, OSHA published a notice to reopen the rulemaking for comment on May 2, 2003. Based on comments received on the 2003 notice, OSHA determined that the rule proposed in 1990 was out of date and did not reflect current industry practice or technology. The Agency published a second proposed rule on May 24, 2010, which reflected current information and increased consistency with other OSHA standards. Hearings were held on January 18 through 21, 2011.  OSHA's final rule was published on November 18, 2016.

 
Agency: Department of Labor(DOL)  Priority: Economically Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Completed Actions 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: Private Sector 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: 29 CFR 1910, subparts D and I     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 29 U.S.C. 655(b)   
Legal Deadline:  None
Timetable:
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  04/10/1990  55 FR 13360   
NPRM Comment Period End  08/22/1990    
Hearing  09/11/1990  55 FR 29224   
Reopening of Record  05/02/2003  68 FR 23527   
Reopening of Record Comment Period End  07/31/2003 
Second NPRM  05/24/2010  75 FR 28861   
Second NPRM Comment Period End  08/23/2010    
Notice of Informal Hearing  11/12/2010  75 FR 69369   
Notice of Informal Hearing Date  01/18/2011 
Analyze Comments  08/26/2011    
Final Rule  11/18/2016  81 FR 82494   
Final Rule Effective  01/17/2017 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Perry
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
Email: perry.bill@dol.gov