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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend approval of the information-collection requirements specified in the Ionizing Radiation Standard (29 CFR 1910.1096). See the Federal Register notice at gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2014-04-01/pdf/2014-07231.pdf.
OSHA says that these information-collection requirements protect workers from the adverse health effects that may result from occupational exposure to ionizing radiation. Comments must be submitted by 2 June 2014OSHA is particularly interested in comments on the following issues:
- Whether the proposed information-collection requirements are necessary to protect workers, including whether the information is useful.
- The accuracy of OSHA's estimate of the burden (time and costs) of the information collection requirements, including the validity of the methodology and assumptions used.
- The quality, utility, and clarity of the information collected.
- Ways to minimize the burden on employers who must comply, for example, by using automated or other technological information collection and transmission techniques.