Wednesday, June 24, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
OSHA MEETING TO REVIEW GRAIN HANDLING STANDARD
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is conducting
two public meetings July 28 and July 31 in Chicago and Washington,
respectively, to review the Grain Handling Standard.
The purpose of the review is to determine whether the standard
needs to be modified or rescinded to make it more effective in accomplishing
OSHA's mission of providing workers with a safe and healthful workplace.
In 1987, OSHA instituted the standard, which applies to grain
handling facilities in general industry and marine terminals. However,
it does not cover construction, shipyards, and agriculture. It is designed
to address practices, procedures and equipment that are necessary to
protect workers from fires, grain dust explosions and other safety
hazards associated with grain handling facilities.
OSHA welcomes written comments on all aspects of the Grain
Handling Standard. Comments should be submitted in quadruplicate
to Elaine Bynum, Docket Officer, Docket No. H-117-C, OSHA
Docket Office, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20210; telephone (202) 219-7984; fax (202) 219-5046. Comments
of 10 pages or fewer may be faxed as long as paper copies are
subsequently sent. The deadline is August 31.
Requests to speak should be sent to Tom Mockler, Office of Regulatory
Analysis, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, Room N-3627, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C., 20210; telephone (202) 219-4916, ext. 136;
fax (202) 219-4383.
The written request should identify the person and organization
intending to speak, desired date of appearance, address, phone/fax number,
the amount of time needed, audiovisual requirements and a brief summary
of the comments to be presented. OSHA will make every effort to
accommodate individuals wishing to speak. The deadline for requests
is July 21 for the meeting in Chicago and July 24 for the meeting in
The Chicago meeting will be held in the State of Illinois Building,
160 N. LaSalle St. The meeting in Washington will be held in the
auditorium of the Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave.,
N.W. Both meetings will begin at 9 a.m. and end at approximately
Notice of this meeting appeared in the Federal Register on June 23,
1998 (FR Doc. 98-16643).