Tuesday, August 18, 1998
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
E-mail comments being accepted
OSHA TAKES COMMENTS ON STEEL ERECTION PROPOSAL;
SCHEDULES HEARING FOR DEC. 1 IN WASHINGTON, DC
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) is inviting written comments, including
submissions by e-mail for the first time, on its
proposal for a revised steel erection standard,
and has scheduled a public hearing for Dec. 1
in Washington, D.C.
The proposed standard was published in the
Federal Register on Thursday, Aug. 13, 1998.
The full text of the proposed standard, and the
hyperlink to submit e-mail comments, can be
found on the OSHA homepage at www.osha.gov.
(Once on the homepage, click on "Federal Register;"
click on "date of publication;" and finally,
click on "1998.")
The public hearing on the proposal will begin
at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998, in the
Auditorium of the Frances Perkins Building,
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210.
Written comments and notices of intent to
appear at the public hearing must be postmarked
by Nov. 12, 1998, and all testimony and documentary
evidence for the hearing must be postmarked
by Nov. 17, 1998.
Details on how to submit comments, notices of
intention to appear at the hearing, testimony
and documentary evidence are included in the
Federal Register notice.
The steel erection proposal is based on the
consensus of labor, industry and other stakeholder
groups involved in the negotiated rulemaking