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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
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 process.
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