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Federal Identical Construction Industry Standards [16 VAC 25 ‑ 175]
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Action is Exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act
Correction and Technical Amendment to Rigging Equipment for Material Handling Construction Standard
General Information
Action Summary In the final rule for OSHA’s Standards Improvement Project—Phase III (June 8, 2011), federal OSHA stated that it was amending its standards regulating slings for general industry, shipyard employment, and construction by removing outdated tables that specify safe working loads, and revising other provisions that referenced the outdated tables. In replacing these tables, federal OSHA added requirements that prohibit employers from loading slings in excess of the recommended safe working load prescribed on identification markings located on, or attached to, each sling; these requirements also prohibit the use of slings that do not have such markings. Although federal OSHA removed the load-capacity tables for slings from several standards, it failed to include in the regulatory text provisions to remove the tables in §1926.251 (Construction; tables H-1, and H-3 through H-19), and redesignate Table H-2 to H-1 and Table H-20 to H-2. In this action, federal OSHA amended §1926.251 by removing most of the existing rated capacity tables (H-1, and H-3 through H-19), redesignating Table H-2 as Table H-1 and Table H-20 as Table H-2, and revising paragraphs (b)(5) and (c)(5) to indicate the new table number.
Chapters Affected Only affects this chapter.
Executive Branch Review This Action is exempt from Article 2 of the Administrative Process Act. The normal executive branch review process is not required. As such, it can be submitted directly for publication and is effective upon publication.
Exempt Citation: § 2.2-4006
RIS Project Yes  [003413]
New Periodic Review This action will not be used to conduct a new periodic review.
Stages associated with this regulatory action.
Stage ID Stage Type Status
6327 Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 01/01/2013.
Contact Information
Name / Title: John J. Crisanti  / Planning and Evaluation Manager
Address: Department of Labor and Industry
Main Street Centre, 600 East Main Street
Richmond, VA 23219
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Phone: (804)786-4300    FAX: (804)786-8418    TDD: (804)786-2376