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pursuant to paragraph (c) of this section, shall be furnished to him. The report shall be in writing and contain the following statement:
This report is furnished to you under the provisions of the U.S. Department of Labor, Radiation Safety and Health Standards (41 CFR 50-204.36). You should preserve this report for future reference.
(2) The former employee's request should include appropriate identifying data, such as social security number and dates and locations of employment.
Subpart D-Gases, Vapors, Fumes, Dusts, and Mists
§ 50-204.50 Gases, vapors, fumes, dusts, and mists.
(a) Exposures by inhalation, ingestion, skin absorption, or contact to any material or substance (1) at a concentration above those specified in the "Threshold Limit Values of Airborne Contaminants for 1968" of the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists, except for the USASI Standards listed in Table I of this section and except for the values of mineral dusts listed in Table II of this section, and (2) concentrations above those specified in Table I and II of this section, shall be avoided, or protective equipment shall be provided and used.
(b) To achieve compliance with paragraph (a), feasible administrative or engineering controls must first be determined and implemented in all cases. In cases where protective equipment, or protective equipment in addition to other measures is used as the method of protecting the employee, such protection must be approved for each specific application by a competent industrial hygienist or other technically qualified source. TABLE I
mppcfX35.3 million particles per cubic meter
• Millions of particles per cubic foot of air, based on impinger samples counted by light-field technics.
The percentage of crystalline silica in the formula is the amount determined from air-borne samples, except in those instances in which other methods have been shown to be applicable.
iAs determined by the membrane filter method at 430 X phase contrast magnification.
m Both concentration and percent quartz for the application of this limit are to be determined from the fraction passing a size-selector with the following characteristics:
The measurements under this note refer to the use of an AEC instrument. If the respirable fraction of coal dust is determined with a MRE the figure corresponding to that
of 2.4 Mg/M3 in the table for coal dust is 4.5 Mg/M3.
[34 F.R. 7946, May 20, 1969; 35 F.R. 1015, Jan. 24, 1970]
§ 50-204.65 Inspection of compressed gas cylinders.
Each contractor shall determine that compressed gas cylinders under his control are in a safe condition to the extent that this can be determined by visual inspection. Visual and other inspections shall be conducted as prescribed in the Hazardous Materials Regulations of the Department of Transportation (49 CFR Parts 171-179 and 14 CFR Part 103). Where those regulations are not applicable, visual and other inspections shall be conducted in accordance with Compressed Gas Association Pamphlets C-6-198 and C-8-1962.
(a) The in-plant transfer, handling, storage, and utilization of acetylene in cylinders shall be in accordance with Compressed Gas Association Pamphlet G-1-1966.
(b) The piped systems for the in-plant transfer and distribution of acetylene shall be designed, installed, maintained, and operated in accordance with Compressed Gas Association Pamphlet G-1.31959.
(c) Plants for the generation of acetylene and the charging (filling) of acetylene cylinders shall be designed, constructed, and tested in accordance with the standards prescribed in Compressed Gas Association Pamphlet G-1.41966.
§ 50-204.70 Compressed gases.
The in-plant handling, storage, and utilization of all compressed gases in cylinders, portable tanks, rail tankcars, or motor vehicle cargo tanks shall be in accordance with Compressed Gas Association Pamphlet P-1-1965. [35 F.R. 1015, Jan. 24, 1970]
§ 50-204.71 Safety relief devices for compressed gas containers.
Compressed gas cylinders, portable tanks, and cargo tanks shall have pressure relief devices installed and maintained in accordance with Compressed Gas Association Pamphlets S-1.1-1963 and 1965 addenda and S-1.2-1963.
§ 50-204.72 Safe practices for welding and cutting on containers which have held combustibles.
Welding or cutting, or both, on containers which have held flammable or combustible solids, liquids, or gases, or have contained substances which may produce flammable vapors or gases will not be attempted until the containers have been thoroughly cleaned, purged, or inerted in strict accordance with the rules and procedures embodied in American Welding Society Pamphlet A-6.065, edition of 1965.
[35 F.R. 1015, Jan. 24, 1970]
Subpart E-Transportation Safety § 50-204.75 Transportation safety.
Any requirements of the U.S. Department of Transportation under 49 CFR Parts 171-179 and Parts 390-397 and 14 CFR Part 103 shall be applied to transportation under contracts which are subject to the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act. See also § 204.2(a)(3) of this part. When such requirements are not otherwise applicable, Chapters 10, 11, 12, and 14 of the Uniform Vehicle Code of the National Committee on Uniform Traffic Laws and Ordnances, 1962 edition, shall be applied whenever pertinent. [35 F.R. 1016, Jan. 24, 1970]
Reports of inspections.
Inspections by the Department of Labor. 50-205.10 Modification or termination of agreement.
AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 50-205 issued under sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038, 41 U.S.C. 38. Interpret or apply sec. 1, 49 Stat. 2036, 41 U.S.C. 35, unless otherwise noted.
SOURCE: The provisions of this Part 50-205 appear at 27 F.R. 1270, Feb. 10, 1962, unless otherwise noted.
§ 50-205.1 Purpose and scope.
The Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act authorizes and directs the Secretary of Labor to utilize, with the consent of a State, such State and local officers and employees as he may find necessary to assist in the administration of the Act. It is the purpose of this part to prescribe the rules governing the use of such State and local officers in inspections (or investigations) relating to the enforcement of the stipulation required by the Act providing that no part of a contract subject thereto will be performed nor will any materials, supplies, articles, or equipment to be manufactured or furnished under such a contract be manufactured or fabricated in any plants, factories, buildings, or surroundings or under working conditions which are unsanitary or hazardous or dangerous to the health and safety of employees engaged in the performance of the contract, and the enforcement of the safety and health standards interpreting and applying that stipulation published in Part 50-204 of this chapter.
§ 50-205.2 Definitions.
(a) "Act" means the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act.
(b) "Secretary" means the Secretary of Labor.
(c) "State agency" means any authority of a State government which is responsible for the enforcement of State laws or regulations prescribing safety and health standards for employees.
(d) "Director" means the Director, Bureau of Labor Standards or his duly authorized representative.
(41 U.S.C. 40; 5 U.S.C. 556) [27 F.R. 1270, Feb. 10, 1962, as amended at 32 F.R. 7704, May 26, 1967]
§ 50-205.3 Agreement with a State
The Secretary may enter into an agreement with the head of a State agency providing for the use of State or local officers and employees in the conduct of inspections under the safety and health provisions of the Act as interpreted or applied in Part 50-204 of this chapter whenever he finds that the utilization of such State or local officers is necessary to assist in the administration of those provisions. In making such a finding, consideration may be given to the State laws or regulations administered by the State agency providing safety and health standards, the central and field organization of the State agency, and the qualifications of its investigative personnel.
§ 50-205.4 Plan of cooperation.
Each agreement under this part shall incorporate a plan of cooperation between the Department of Labor and the State agency. The plan shall include the operative details of the cooperation contemplated in the making of safety and health inspections. The plan shall include a statement of the location of the State offices designated to make inspections and those of the Department of Labor designated to cooperate with such State offices.
§ 50-205.5 Inspections by State agency.
Inspections shall be conducted by the State agency with whom an agreement has been made under this part in order to determine the extent of compliance by Government contractors subject to the Act (as determined by the Department of Labor) with the safety and health provisions interpreted or applied in Part 50-204 of this chapter. Inspectors of the State agency shall be considered authorized representatives of the Secretary of Labor in making inspections including the examining of the records of the Government contractor maintained under §§ 50-201.501 and 502 of this chapter. Inspections shall be made upon request of the Department of Labor or concurrently with inspections made to ascertain the compliance by employers with State safety and health requirements.
§ 50-205.6 Complaints.
When a complaint of alleged safety and health violations by an employer apparently subject to the Act is filed with
a State agency, that agency shall transmit a copy of the complaint to the cooperating office of the Department of Labor within 5 days from the receipt of the complaint. All complaints shall be considered confidential and shall not be disclosed to any employer without the consent of the complainant.
§ 50-205.7 Manual of instructions.
The Director shall provide the State agency with a manual of instructions which shall be used in the making of inspections.
(41 U.S.C. 40; 5 U.S.C. 556) [32 FR. 7704, May 26, 1967]
§ 50-205.8 Reports of inspections.
The State agency shall furnish the Department of Labor with a report of its inspection when the following circumstances exist:
(a) The inspection was requested by the Department of Labor;
(b) The inspection discloses serious violations of the safety and health requirements of Part 50-204 of this chapter by an employer apparently subject to the Act;
(c) The inspection discloses minor violations of the safety and health requirements of Part 50-204 of this chapter by an employer apparently subject to the Act which are not corrected promptly when such apparent violations brought to the attention of the employer or as to which fully reliable assurances of future compliance are not or cannot be obtained.
§ 50-205.9 Inspections by the Department of Labor.
The Director may conduct such inspections as he may find appropriate to assure compliance with the safety and health provisions of the Act or whenever he may find that a safety and health inspection should be carried out along with investigation under other provisions of the Act or the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938. Whenever an inspection by the Director discloses apparent violations of State safety and health requirements, the Director shall report such disclosures to the State agency.
(41 U.S.C. 40; 5 U.S.C. 556) [32 F.R. 7704, May 26, 1967]
consent of both parties, and may be terminated by either party after notifying the other party 60 days prior thereto.
PART 50-210-STATEMENTS OF GENERAL POLICY AND INTERPRETATION NOT DIRECTLY RELATED TO REGULATIONS
50-210.0 General enforcement policy. 50-210.1 Coverage under the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of truck drivers employed by oil dealers. AUTHORITY: The provisions of this Part 50210 issued under sec. 4, 49 Stat. 2038; 41 U.S.C. 38.
§ 50-210.0 General enforcement policy.
(a) In order to clarify at this time the practices and policies which will guide the administration and enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (52 Stat 1060, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 201219), and the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (49 Stat. 2036, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 35-45), as affected by the Portal-to-Portal Act of 1947 (Pub. Law 49, 80th Cong.), the following policy is announced effective June 30, 1947:
(b) The investigation, inspection and enforcement activities of all officers and agencies of the Department of Labor as they relate to the Fair Labor Standards Act (52 Stat. 1060, as amended, 29 U.S.C. 201-219) and the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of June 30, 1936 (49 Stat. 2036, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 35-45), will be carried out on the basis that all employers in all industries whose activities are subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (52 Stat. 1060, as amended; 29 U.S.C. 201-219) or the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act (49 Stat. 2036, as amended; 41 U.S.C. 35-45) are responsible for strict compliance with the provisions thereof and the regulations issued pursuant thereto.
(c) Any statements, orders, or instructions inconsistent herewith are rescinded.
[12 F.R. 3916, June 17, 1947. Redesignated at 24 F.R. 10952, Dec. 30, 1959]
NOTE: The text of § 50-210.0 General enforcement policy is identical to that of § 775.0 under 29 CFR Chapter V.
in Rulings and Interpretations No. 21 with respect to coverage under the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act of truck drivers employed by oil dealers, by amending section 40(e) (1) of Rulings and Interpretations No. 31 to read as follows:
(1) Where the contractor is a dealer, the act applies to employees at the central distributing plant, including warehousemen, compounders, and chemists testing the lot out of which the Government order is filled, the crews engaged in loading the materials in vessels, tank
1 Not filed with the Office of the Federal Register.
cars or tank wagons for shipment, and truck drivers engaged in the activities described in section 37(m) above. However, the contractor is not required to show that the employees at the bulk stations, including truck drivers, are employed in accordance with the standards of the act. (Balk stations as the term is used herein are intermediate points of storage between a central distributing plant and service stations.)
[12 F.R. 2477, Apr. 17, 1947. Redesignated at 24 F.R. 10952, Dec. 30, 1959]
2 Refers to Rulings and Interpretation No. 3.