Bloodborne Pathogens Standard; Extension of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMD) Approval of Information Collection Requirements

OSHA is soliciting public comments concerning its proposal to extend OMB approval of the information collection requirements specified in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard (29 CFR 1910.10130).  The information collection requirements specified in the Bloodborne Pathogens Standard provide employers and workers with means to provide protection from adverse health effects associated with occupational exposure to bloodborne pathogens.

Comments must be submitted (postmarked, sent, or received) by January 3, 2012. You may submit comments and attachments electronically at, which is the Federal eRulemaking portal.  Follow the instructions online for submitting comments.

If your comments, including attachments, are not longer than 10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.   Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: When using this method, you must submit a copy of your comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0047, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.  Washington, DC 20210.

Deliveries (hand, express mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department of Labor’s and Docket Office’s normal business hours, 8:15 a.m. to 4:45 p.m., EST.

Instructions: All submissions must include the Agency name and OSHA docket number for the Information Collection Request (ICR) (OSHA-2010-0047) All comments, including any personal information you provide, are placed in the public docket without change and may be made available on line at

For further information on submitting comments, see the “Public Participation” heading in the section of this notice titled “SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION”. To read or download comments or other material in the docket, go to or the OSHA Docket Office at the address above.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theda Kenney or Todd Owen, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3609, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210: telephone (202) 693-2222.