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The guidance document is available at Docket Number OSHA-2008-0046, RULEMAKING ACTIVITIES www.osha.gov/Publications/3352-APF which is available at www.regulations OSHA Withdraws Dated -respirators.pdf. .gov. The panel’s final report will be added to the docket as well. Guidelines for Lasers OSHA has cancelled its laser safety OCCUPATIONAL HAZARDS guidelines, STD 01-05-001, which were OSHA Convenes AIR QUALITY issued in 1991, because more up-to-date Rulemaking Panel EPA Reconsidering Three information is available from ANSI. on Diacetyl Exposure New Source Review Rules ANSI Z136.1 is already referenced in On May 5, OSHA convened a Small EPA intends to reconsider portions of chapter 6 of OSHA Technical Manual Business Regulatory Enforcement three rules under its New Source Review TED 01-00-015. The ANSI standard estab- Fairness Act panel on a draft proposed (NSR) permitting program. The rules lishes guidance for exposure limits, user rule on occupational exposure to under review determine when and how training, engineering and administrative diacetyl and food flavorings containing facilities are required to: account for air controls, signage, laser hazard classifica- diacetyl. The panel reviewed the draft emissions that are not released through a tions, and the roles of management and proposed rule and supporting economic stack, vent or other confined air stream; laser safety officers. According to OSHA, analyses, appointed small entity repre- keep records on emissions; and account the ANSI standard is widely used and sentatives (SER) to provide comments for air emissions associated with fine par- recognized throughout the industry. and will prepare a report on the SER’s ticle pollution when obtaining a permit. TRANSPORTATION SAFETY comments and recommendations. These reconsiderations are the most recent in a series of actions EPA has taken to Record Low Traffic DOL Secretary Hilda Solis recently withdrew OSHA’s advance notice of ensure that the NSR program protects Deaths, Seatbelt Use Up proposed rulemaking on diacetyl to clean air. The number of traffic deaths on U.S. facilitate timely development of a stan- According to the agency, it is recon- roads last year reached a record low, dard to protect workers from bronchioli- sidering these rules to ensure that the while seatbbelt use continued to climb, as tis obliterans, a serious and potentially public has an opportunity to fully National Highway Traffic Safety Admini- fatal lung disease asso
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