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Federal occupational safety and health standards for beryllium construction, cranes and derricks—adoption by reference, 10.4, 26.1

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ARC 5490C


Adopted and Filed

Rule making related to federal occupational safety and health standards

The Labor Commissioner hereby amends Chapter 10, "General Industry Safety and Health Rules," and Chapter 26, "Construction Safety and Health Rules," Iowa Administrative Code.

Legal Authority for Rule Making

This rule making is adopted under the authority provided in Iowa Code section 88.5.

State or Federal Law Implemented

This rule making implements, in whole or in part, Iowa Code chapter 88.

Purpose and Summary

The purposes of this rule making are to adopt by reference changes to the federal occupational safety and health construction standards and to rescind an obsolete rule. The amendments place Iowa in compliance with the requirements to adopt federal occupational safety and health standards by reference.

The U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended the beryllium construction standard to better align with the language of the general industry beryllium standard and changed numerous definitions. The agency's intention with respect to trace amounts of beryllium was clarified. The exposure limits were not changed, and the agency intends to maintain employee health with reduced costs to employers.

The Federal Railroad Administration revised its rules concerning the use of equipment such as cranes and derricks in the maintenance and construction of railroads. As a result, OSHA amended its standard for cranes and derricks to clarify which standards apply.

Public Comment and Changes to Rule Making

Notice of Intended Action for this rule making was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on October 21, 2020, as ARC 5234C. No public comments were received. No changes from the Notice have been made.

Adoption of Rule Making

This rule making was adopted by the Commissioner on November 30, 2020.

Fiscal Impact

This rule making has no fiscal impact to the State of Iowa.

Jobs Impact

After analysis and review of this rule making, no impact on jobs has been found.


Any person who believes that the application of the discretionary provisions of this rule making would result in hardship or injustice to that person may petition the Commissioner for a waiver of the discretionary provisions, if any, pursuant to 875—Chapter 5.

Review by Administrative Rules Review Committee

The Administrative Rules Review Committee, a bipartisan legislative committee which oversees rule making by executive branch agencies, may, on its own motion or on written request by any individual or group, review this rule making at its regular monthly meeting or at a special meeting. The Committee's meetings are open to the public, and interested persons may be heard as provided in Iowa Code section 17A.8(6).

Effective Date

This rule making will become effective on April 14, 2021.

The following rule-making actions are adopted:

Item 1. Rescind and reserve rule 875—10.4(88).

Item 2. Amend rule 875—26.1(88) by inserting the following at the end thereof:

85 Fed.Reg.53997 (August 31, 2020)

85 Fed.Reg.57122 (September 15, 2020)

[Filed 2/16/21, effective 4/14/21]

[Published 3/10/21]

Editor's Note: For replacement pages for IAC, see IAC Supplement 3/10/21.

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Official Document

  • Federal occupational safety and health standards for beryllium construction, cranes and derricks—adoption by reference, 10.4, 26.1
  • Published on 3/10/2021
  • Adopted and Filed

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Administrative Rule References

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Rule 875-10.4 Rule 875-26.1
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