"This document was published prior to the publication of OSHA's final rule
on Ergonomics Program (29 CFR 1910.900, November 14, 2000), and therefore
does not necessarily address or reflect the provisions set forth in the
Trade News Release
Monday, February 28, 2000
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming
PHONE : (202) 693-1999
Additional Week Scheduled for Ergonomics Proposal Hearing
OSHA is adding an extra week to the public hearing on its proposed ergonomics standard May 8-12 in Washington, D.C., to accommodate the more than 300 requests the agency received from individuals and organizations that want to testify in Washington. The location will be announced at a later date.
The informal public hearing schedule for the ergonomics proposal is now as follows:
March 13-April 7, 2000-Washington, D.C.
Frances Perkins Building
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
April 11-21-Chicago, Ill.
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
April 24-May 3-Portland, Ore.
Mark Hatfield Federal Court House
1000 Southwest 3rd Ave
May 8-12-Washington, D.C.
Location to be announced
The hearing begins every day at 8:30 a.m. and runs approximately until 6:00 p.m., except the opening day, March 13, in Washington, when the hearing begins at 9:30 a.m.
The comment period on OSHA's proposed ergonomics standard was earlier extended to March 2, 2000. The OSHA ergonomics proposal appeared in the Nov. 23, 1999, Federal Register. Copies of the regulatory text, as well as the preamble and other supporting materials, are available on the agency's website at www.osha.gov under "Ergonomics."
Official notice of the added week in Washington, D.C., and the hearing location will appear in the Federal Register shortly.
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This news release is on the OSHA Internet homepage at http://www.osha.gov.
Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.