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OSHA Trade Release
October 3, 2003
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999


OSHA SEEKS ABSTRACTS ON ERGONOMIC RESEARCH
Symposium on Research to be Held in Conjunction with NACE Meeting in January

WASHINGTON -- Published researchers are invited to submit abstracts on current findings relating to moving forward in the prevention of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs), OSHA announced today. The submitted abstracts will be used to select speakers for the research symposium which will be held in conjunction with the National Advisory Committee on Ergonomics' (NACE) fourth public meeting on January 27, 2004.

OSHA is seeking abstracts focusing on the state of the data-driven scientific research concerning the relationship between the workplace and MSDs, such as definitions and diagnoses, cause and work-relatedness, exposure-response relationships, intervention studies, and study design (including research methodology). Abstracts should clearly state the topic of the paper, research objective, relevant findings, and conclusion. Submissions should be no more than 600 words and include significant references.

The symposium entitled Musculoskeletal and Neurovascular Disorders -- The State of Research Regarding Workplace Etiology and Prevention will allow committee members to hear new and relevant research data from ergonomics experts. The committee will use proceedings from the symposium to make recommendations to advance OSHA's agenda of reducing the incidence of Musculoskeletal Disorders (MSDs) in the workplace.

A hard copy and electronic copy or disk of the abstract may be submitted by November 5, 2003 to MaryAnn Garrahan, Director, Office of Technical Programs and Coordination Activities, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3655, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20210. Phone: (202) 693-2144; Fax: (202) 693-1644. An abstract template is available at http://www.osha.gov/SLTC/ergonomics/nat_advis_comm.html.

NACE is chartered to advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on issues related to OSHA's approach to reducing ergonomic-related injuries in the workplace-guidelines, research and, outreach and assistance.

Notice of this meeting and the full abstract criteria appears in the October 6, 2003 Federal Register.

OSHA is dedicated to assuring worker safety and health. Safety and health add value to business, the workplace and life. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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