Society News Archive

7 April 2014
Comments Requested on OSHA Dose Limits

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

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 2014

OSHA 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.