Trade News Release
Tuesday, April 4, 2000
Contact: Jo Anne Burgoyne (202-693-1999)
OSHA Announces April 5 National Small Business Forum in Arlington, Va.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is sponsoring its second annual national
small business forum, "New Ways of Working", Wed., April 5, at the Crystal City Marriott Gateway
Hotel, 1999 Jefferson Davis Drive, Arlington, Va.
Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. OSHA Associate Secretary Mary Carol Lewis will open the
forum at 8:45 a.m., followed by breakout sessions beginning at 9:20 a.m.
Forum attendees may choose from the following breakout sessions, which will be held
An Ergonomics Update
CARE (Construction Accident Reduction Emphasis)-A program helping to reduce
fatalities in Florida
Voluntary Protection Programs, Consultation Programs and Partnerships
How to Develop a Safety and Health Program
Assistant Secretary Charles N. Jeffress will present the first Small Business Outreach Awards
to OSHA employees at the 12:15 p.m. luncheon. A buffet luncheon will be provided by the hotel for
a nominal fee.
In an on-going effort to help small business owners better understand federal safety and
health requirements, OSHA has held regional forums across the country. For more information
about this national forum-or to register electronically-visit the OSHA web site at www.osha.gov,
and click on "Small Business" under the "Outreach" icon. Pre-registration for the free forum is
The text of this news release is on the Internet World Wide Web at http://www.osha.gov.
Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request.
Voice phone: 202-693-1999.