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Chapter 4167-3 | Adoption of Federal Standards; Ohio Specific Safety Standards

 
 
 
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Rule 4167-3-01 | Employment risk reduction standards.
 

Pursuant to section 4167.07 of the Revised Code, the following occupational safety and health standards promulgated by the United States secretary of labor are adopted as Ohio employment risk reduction standards:

(A) The "Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970," 84 Stat. 1590, 29 U.C.S.A. 651 as amended.

(B) The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Subtitle b, Chapter XVII, Part 1910 occupational safety and health standards Subpart C to and including Subpart T, Subpart U, and Subpart Z, with the exclusion of standards 29 CFR 1910.96, 1910.97, 1910.502(l)(5); 1910.502(m); 1910.502(q)(3)(iv); 1910.502(r); 1910.505; and 1910.509 .

(C) The standards of Part 1926, Subpart C to and including Subpart X, with the exclusion of standards 29 CFR 1926.53, 1926.54, 1926.200(g)(2), and 1926.201(a).

(D) The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Subtitle B, Chapter XVII, Part 1910 occupational safety and health standards 1910.132, 1910.133, 1910.135, 1910.136, and 1910.138.

(E) The Code of Federal Regulations, Title 29, Subtitle B, Chapter XVII, Part 1928 occupational safety and health standards.

(F) The superintendent shall determine the scope and application of all adopted Ohio employment risk reduction standards when conducting inspections and investigations.

Last updated October 12, 2021 at 12:27 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4167.02, 4167.07
Amplifies: 4167.07
Five Year Review Date: 11/1/2018
Prior Effective Dates: 11/15/1996
Rule 4167-3-02 | Emergency temporary standards.
 

(A) An emergency temporary Ohio employment risk reduction standard shall be issued if the superintendent finds both of the following:

(1) Public employees are exposed to grave danger from exposure to substances or agents determined to be toxic or physically harmful or from new hazards; and

(2) The emergency standard is necessary to protect employees from the danger.

(B) The emergency standard shall take effect immediately upon publication in newspapers of general circulation in Cleveland, Columbus, Cincinnati, and Toledo.

(1) Such emergency standard shall be in effect no longer than fifteen days, unless the administrator approves the standard, in which case the standard shall be in effect no longer than one hundred twenty days after issuance by the superintendent.

(2) The superintendent may renew an emergency standard approved by the administrator for a time period not to exceed one hundred days if the conditions prompting the emergency standard continue to exist.

(C) The administrator, with the advice and consent of the board of directors, shall adopt a permanent Ohio public employment risk reduction standard to replace the emergency standard on or before the final expiration date of the temporary emergency standard if the conditions prompting the emergency standard are expected to persist.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.121, 4167.02, 4167.07
Amplifies: 4167.07
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2023
Prior Effective Dates: 11/15/1996
Rule 4167-3-03 | Amending of existing standards.
 

(A) The administrator, with the advice and consent of the bureau of workers' compensation board of directors, has the authority to amend Ohio employment risk reduction standards.

(B) The Ohio employment risk reduction standards are amended as referenced by:

(1) 29 CFR PART 1910 Occupational Safety and Health Standards.

(a) 1910 Subpart D - Walking-Working Surfaces [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 81 FR 82981, Nov. 18, 2016; 84 FR 68794, Dec. 17, 2019]

(b) 1910 Subpart E - Means of Egress [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; FR 67961, Nov. 7, 2002; 76 FR 33606, June 8, 2011]

(c) 1910 Subpart F - Powered Platforms, Manlifts, and Vehicle-Mounted Work Platforms [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 72 FR 7190, Feb. 14, 2007; 72 FR 71068, Dec. 14, 2007: 79 FR 37190, Jul. 1, 2014; 81 FR 82998, Nov. 18, 2016]

(d) 1910 Subpart G - Occupational Health and Environmental Control [61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 64 FR 13909, March 23, 1999; 71 FR 16672, April, 3, 2006; 72 FR 71069, Dec. 14, 2007; 73 FR 75584, Dec. 12, 2008; 74 FR 46356, Sept. 9, 2009]

(e) 1910 Subpart H - Hazardous Materials [59 FR 43268, Aug. 22, 1994; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 64 FR 1309, March 23, 1999; 67 FR 67964, Nov. 7, 2002; 69 FR 31881, June 8, 2004; 70 FR 53929, Sept. 13, 2005; 72 FR 71069, Dec. 14, 2007; 74 FR 40447, August 11, 2009; 76 FR 75786, Dec. 5, 2011; 76 FR 80738, Dec. 27, 2011; 77 FR 17765, March 26, 2012; FR 78, Feb. 8, 2013]

(f) 1910 Subpart I - Personal Protective Equipment [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 19547, May 2, 1996; 64 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 68 FR 75780, Dec. 31, 2003; 69 FR 46993, August 4, 2004; 71 FR 16672, April 3, 2006; 71 FR 50187, August 24, 2006; 72 FR 64428, Nov. 15, 2007; 73 FR 75584, Dec. 12, 2008; 74 FR 46356, Sept. 9, 2009; 76 FR 33606, June 8, 2011; 77 FR 46949, Aug. 7, 2012; 79 FR 20629, July 10, 2014; 81 FR 16090, March 25, 2016; 81 FR 82999, Nov. 18, 2016; 2016; 84 FR 68794, Dec. 17, 2019]

(g) 1910 Subpart J - General Environmental Controls [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 63 FR 66038, Dec. 1, 1998; 64 FR 204, Jan. 4, 1999; 70 FR 1140, Jan. 5, 2005; 70 FR 53929, Sept. 13, 2005; 72 FR 71069, Dec. 14, 2007; 76 FR 24698, May 2, 2011; 76 FR 33607, June 8, 2011; 76 FR 80739, Dec. 27, 2011; 78 FR 35566, June 13, 2013]

(h) 1910 Subpart K - Medical and First Aid [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 70 FR 1141, Jan. 5, 2005; 76 FR 80739, Dec. 27, 2011]

(i) 1910 Subpart L - Fire Protection [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 67 FR 67964, Nov. 7, 2002; 73 FR 75584, Dec. 12, 2008]

(j) 1910 Subpart M - Compressed Gas and Compressed Air Equipment [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996]

(k) 1910 Subpart N - Materials Handling and Storage [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 63 FR 66270, Dec. 1, 1998; 71 FR 16672, April 3, 2006; 76 24698, May 2, 2011; 76 FR 33607, June 8, 2011; 76 FR 80739, Dec. 27, 2011; 81 83005, Nov. 18, 2016]

(l) 1910 Subpart O - Machinery and Machine Guarding [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 69 FR 31881, June 8, 2004; 76 FR 80739, Dec. 27, 2011; 77 FR 46949, Aug. 7, 2012; 78 FR 69549, Nov. 20, 2013]

(m) 1910 Subpart P - Hand and Portable Powered Tools and Other Hand-Held Equipment [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 70 FR 53929, Sept. 13, 2005; 72 FR 71070, Dec. 14, 2007]

(n) 1910 Subpart Q - Welding, Cutting, and Brazing [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 70 FR 53929, Sept. 13, 2005; 72 FR 71070, Dec. 14, 2007; 74 FR 46357, Sept. 9, 2009; 77 FR 17777, March 26, 2012]

(o) 1910 Subpart R - Special Industries [59 FR 40672, Aug. 9, 1994; 59 FR 51672, Oct. 12, 1994; 60 FR 7447, Feb. 8, 1995; 60 FR 40457, Aug. 9, 1995; 60 FR 47022, Sept. 8, 1995; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 9577, March 8, 1996; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 67 FR 67964, Nov. 7, 2002; 69 FR 31882, June 8, 2004; 70 FR 1141, Jan. 5, 2005; 70 FR 53929, Sept. 13, 2005; 71 FR 16673, April 3, 2006; 72 FR 71070, Dec. 14, 2007; 76 FR 80739, Dec. 27, 2011; 78 FR 35566, June 13, 2013; 79 FR 20633, July 10, 2014; 79 FR 56960, September 24, 2014; 80 FR 60036, October 5, 2015; 81 83005, Nov. 18, 2016; 84 FR 68794, Dec. 17, 2019; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(p) 1910 Subpart S - Electrical [55 FR 32015, Aug. 6, 1990; 55 FR 46054, Nov. 1, 1990; 59 FR 4475, Jan. 31, 1994; 71 FR 7190, Feb. 14, 2007; 73 FR 64205, Oct. 29, 2008; 79 FR 20692, July 10, 2014; 80 FR 60039, October 5, 2015]

(q) 1910 Subpart T - Commercial Diving Operations [58 FR 35310, June 30, 1993; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 69 FR 7363, Feb. 17, 2004; 71 FR 16673, April 3, 2006; 76 FR 33607, June 8, 2011; 76 FR 80740, Dec. 27, 2011]

(r) 1910 Subpart U - COVID-19 Emergency Temporary Standard, with the exclusion of 1910.502(l)(5); 1910.502(m); 1910.502(q)(3)(iv); 1910.502(r); 1910.505; and 1910.509 [86 FR 32628, June 21, 2021]

(s) 1910 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances [59 FR 36695, July 19, 1994; 59 FR 40964, Aug. 10, 1994; 59 FR 65947, Dec. 22, 1994; 60 FR 9624, Feb. 21, 1995; 60 FR 33343, June 28, 1995; 60 FR 52856, Oct. 11, 1995; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 61 FR 43454, August, 23, 1996; 61 FR 56746, Nov. 4, 1996; 62 FR 1493, Jan. 10, 1997; 62 FR 42018, Aug. 4, 1997; 62 FR 42666, Aug. 8, 1997; 62 FR 48175, Sept. 15, 1997; 62 FR 54383, Oct. 20, 1997; 62 FR 66275, Dec. 18, 1997; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 63 FR 50729, Sept. 22, 1998; 66 FR 5324 Jan. 18, 2001; 67 FR 67965, Nov. 7, 2002; 70 FR 1141, Jan. 5, 2005; 71 FR 10373, Feb. 28, 2006; 71 FR 50188, August 24, 2006; 71 FR 63242, Oct. 30, 2006; 73 FR 75584, Dec. 12, 2008; 75 FR 12686, March 17, 2010; 76 FR 33607, June 8, 2011; 76 FR 80740, Dec. 27, 2011; 77 FR 19934, April 3, 2012; 77 FR 17778, March 26, 2012; 78 FR 4325, Jan. 22, 2013; 81 FR 16861, March 25, 2016; 82 FR 2735, Jan. 9, 2017; 83 FR 19948, May 7, 2018; 84 FR 21458, May 14, 2019; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020; 85 FR 42582, July 14, 2020]

(2) 29 CFR PART 1926 Safety and Health Regulations for Construction.

(a) 1926 Subpart C - General Safety and Health Provisions [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 73 FR 75588, Dec. 12, 2008; 75 FR 48133, Aug. 9, 2010; 80 FR 25518, May 4, 2015; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(b) 1926 Subpart D - Occupational Health and Environmental Controls [59 FR 36695, July 19, 1994; 59 FR 43268, Aug. 22, 1994; 59 FR 65947, Dec. 22, 1994; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 62 FR 1493, Jan. 10, 1997; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 70 FR 1143, Jan. 5, 2005; 71 FR 16674, April 3, 2006; 71 FR 50191, August 24, 2006; 73 FR 75588, Dec. 12, 2008; 76 FR 33611, June 8, 2011; 76 FR 80740, Dec. 27, 2011; 77 FR 17889, March 26, 2012; 78 FR 9315, Feb. 8, 2013; 81 FR 16875, March 25, 2016; 81 FR 60273, September 1, 2016; 82 FR 2750, Jan. 9, 2017; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(c) 1926 Subpart E - Personal Protective and Life Saving Equipment [59 FR 40672, Aug. 9, 1994; 60 FR 39254, Aug. 2, 1995; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 72 FR 64429, Nov. 15, 2007; 77 FR 37600, June 22, 2012; 79 FR 20693, July 10, 2014; 81 FR 16092, March 25, 2016]

(d) 1926 Subpart F - Fire Protection and Prevention [61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998; 77 FR 17890, March 26, 2012]

(e) 1926 Subpart G - Signs, Signals, and Barricades [67 FR 18112, April 15, 2002; 67 FR 57736, Sept. 12, 2002; 78 FR 35567, June 13, 2013; 78 FR 66642, November 6, 2013; 84 FR 21577, May 14, 2019]

(f) 1926 Subpart H - Materials Handling, Storage, Use, and Disposal [59 FR 40729, Aug. 9, 1994; 76 FR 33611, June 8, 2011; 77 FR 23118, April 18, 2012]

(g) 1926 Subpart I - Tools - Hand and Power [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 69 FR 31882, June 8, 2004]

(h) 1926 Subpart J - Welding and Cutting

(i) 1926 Subpart K - Electrical [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 41738, August 12, 1996; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(j) 1926 Subpart L - Scaffolds [58 FR 35310, June 30, 1993; 61 FR 46025, Aug. 30, 1996; 61 FR 59831, Nov. 25, 1996; 75 FR 78133, Aug. 9, 2010; 77 FR 46950, Aug. 7, 2012; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(k) 1926 Subpart M - Fall Protection [59 FR 40730, Aug. 9, 1994; 60 FR 5131, Jan. 26, 1995; 60 FR 39254, Aug. 2, 1995; 66 FR 5265, Jan. 18, 2001; 75 FR 48133, Aug. 9, 2010; 79 FR 20696, July 10, 2014]

(l) 1926 Subpart N - Helicopters, Hoists, Elevators, and Conveyors [59 FR 40730, Aug. 9, 1994; 75 FR 48134, Aug. 9, 2010; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(m) 1926 Subpart O - Motor Vehicles, Mechanized Equipment, and Marine Operations [63 FR 66274, Dec. 1, 1998; 75 FR 48134, Aug. 9, 2010]

(n) 1926 Subpart P - Excavations [59 FR 40730, Aug. 9, 1994]

(o) 1926 Subpart Q - Concrete and Masonry Construction [59 FR 40730, Aug. 9, 1994]

(p) 1926 Subpart R - Steel Erection [59 FR 40730, Aug. 9, 1994; 66 FR 5265, Jan. 18, 2001; 71 FR 2885, Jan. 18, 2006; 71 FR 16674, April 3, 2006; 73 FR 75589, Dec. 12, 2008; 75 FR 48134, Aug. 9, 2010; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(q) 1926 Subpart S - Underground Construction, Caissons, Cofferdams, and Compressed Air [63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 75 FR 48135, Aug. 9, 2010; 77 FR 49728, Aug. 17, 2012; 78 FR 23841, April 23, 2013]

(r) 1926 Subpart T - Demolition [75 FR 48135, Aug. 9, 2010; 77 FR 49730, Aug. 17, 2012; 78 FR 23843, April 23, 2013]

(s) 1926 Subpart U - Blasting and the Use of Explosives [63 FR 33450, June 18, 1998]

(t) 1926 Subpart V - Electric Power Transmission and Distribution [59 FR 40730, Aug. 9, 1994; 75 FR 48135, Aug. 9, 2010; 78 FR 32116, May 29, 2013; 79 FR 20696, July 10, 2014; 79 FR 56962, September 24, 2014; 80 FR 25518, May 4, 2015; 80 FR 60040, October 5, 2015; 85 FR 8746, Feb 18, 2020]

(u) 1926 Subpart W - Rollover Protective Structures; Overhead Protection [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 70 FR 76985, Dec. 29, 2005; 71 FR 41129, July 20, 2006; 84 FR 21577, May 14, 2019]

(v) 1926 Subpart X - Stairways and Ladders [75 FR 48135, Aug. 9, 2010; 79 FR 20743, July 10, 2014]

(w) 1926 Subpart Y - Commercial Diving Operations [58 FR 35184, June 30, 1993; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 71 FR 16675, April 3, 2006]

(x) 1926 Subpart Z - Toxic and Hazardous Substances [59 FR 40964, Aug. 10, 1994; 60 FR 9624, Feb. 21, 1995; 60 FR 33343, June 28, 1995; 60 FR 50411, Sept. 29, 1995; 61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996; 61 FR 31427, June 20, 1996; 61 FR 43454, August 23, 1996; 61 FR 56746, Nov. 4, 1996; 62 FR 1493, Jan. 10, 1997; 63 FR 1152, Jan. 8, 1998; 63 FR 35138, June 29, 1998; 70 FR 1143, Jan. 5, 2005; 71 FR 16675, April 3, 2006; 71 FR 50191, August 24, 2006; 73 FR 75589, Dec. 12, 2008; 75 FR 12686, March 17, 2010; 76 FR 33612, June 8, 2011; 77 FR 17894, March 26, 2012; 78 FR 9315, Feb. 8, 2013; 81 FR 16875, March 25, 2016; 82 FR 2751, Jan. 9, 2017; 84 FR 21597, May 14, 2019; 85 FR 53910, August 31, 2020, 86 FR 11120, Feb. 24, 2021]

(y) 1926 Subpart AA - Confined Spaces in Construction [75 FR 48135, Aug. 9, 2010; 80 FR 25518, May 4, 2015]

(z) 1926 Subpart CC - Cranes and Derricks in Construction [75 FR 48135, Aug. 9, 2010; 78 FR 32116, May 29, 2013; 79 FR 20743, July 10, 2014; 79 FR 57798, September 26, 2014; 82 FR 51997, November 9, 2017; 83 FR 56198, November 9, 2018; 85 FR 57109, September 15, 2020]

(3) 29 CFR Part 1928 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for Agriculture

(a) 1928 Subpart C - Employee operating instruction [70 FR 77003 to 77009, Dec. 29, 2005; 71 FR 41146, July 20, 2006]

(b) 1928 Subpart D - Safety for Agricultural Equipment

(c) 1928 Subpart I - General Environmental Controls [76 FR 33612, June 8, 2011]

(d) 1928 Subpart M - Occupational Health [61 FR 9227, March 7, 1996]

Last updated October 12, 2021 at 12:55 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4121.12, 4121.21, 4167.02, 4167.07
Amplifies: 4167.07
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2013
Prior Effective Dates: 8/11/2016
Rule 4167-3-05 | Ohio specific safety standards.
 

(A) Radiation standards.

(1) Ionizing radiation: Any use of ionizing radiation is to comply with the standards for protection against radiation promulgated by the United States nuclear regulatory commission set forth in 10 C.F.R. 20. For purposes of this section, radiation includes alpha particles, beta particles, gamma rays, xrays, neutrons, high speed electrons, high speed protons, and other atomic particles, but does not include sound or radio waves, visible light, infrared or ultraviolet light.

(2) Nonionizing radiation:

Any use of nonionizing radiation, specifically electromagnetic radiation, is to comply with the recommended standards of the American conference of governmental industrial hygienists.

(B) Traffic control standards.

Any use of traffic control devices by a public employer must comply with the Ohio manual of uniform traffic control devices promulgated by the Ohio department of transportation pursuant to section 4511.09 of the Revised Code.

(C) Bloodborne pathogen standards.

Each public employer shall do the following:

(1) Include as a part of the employer's engineering and work practice controls, needleless systems, sharps that are manufactured with engineered sharps injury protection, and other devices that comply with the United States occupational safety and health administration's bloodborne pathogen standards as set forth in 29 C.F.R. 1910.1030.

(2) Develop and implement a written exposure control plan that is consistent with the employment risk reduction standards for bloodborne pathogens as set forth in rules 4167-3-01 and 4167-3-03 of the Administrative Code, and update such plan at least once a year.

(3) Ensure that all public health care workers are trained in the use of engineering and work practice controls before undertaking any task with potential for exposure incidents.

(4) Maintain accurate records of health care exposure incidents, as required by rule 4167-6-01 of the Administrative Code.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4167.07, 4167.02, 4121.121, 4121.12
Amplifies: 4167.07
Five Year Review Date: 1/1/2024