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OSHA Trade Release
January 7, 2004
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999


Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee
to Meet in Washington, February 4-6

WASHINGTON -- The Crane and Derrick Negotiated Rulemaking Committee will hold its seventh public meeting in Washington, D.C., Feb. 4-6.

The committee will meet in conference room N-3437 A, B, and C at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The meetings will begin each day at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will include the committee's review of draft materials prepared by the Agency on issues discussed at prior meetings and address additional issues. In addition the committee anticipates discussing pile driving equipment, verification criteria for structural adequacy of crane components, overhead and gantry cranes, and floating cranes/cranes on barges.

The committee is chartered to function as a part of OSHA's rulemaking process to revise the existing standards for cranes and derricks in construction. Members of the committee will identify key issues, evaluate their importance, analyze the information necessary to resolve the issues, and work to reach a consensus on the coverage and the substance of a recommendation. If the committee reaches a consensus, the recommendation on proposed regulatory language will be submitted to the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

Notice of the meeting is scheduled to appear in the Jan. 8 Federal Register. Written comments to the committee may be submitted to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. S-030, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. Comments may also be submitted via fax by calling (202) 693-2350, or electronically to http://ecomments.osha.gov.

Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting and who require special accommodations should contact Luz Delacruz (phone: 202-693-2020; FAX: 202-693-1689) by Fri., Jan. 23.

Minutes of the meetings and materials prepared for the committee will be available for public inspection on the OSH Docket webpage: http://dockets.osha.gov, or at the OSHA Docket Office, N-2625 of the Department of Labor Building (202-693-2350).

OSHA is dedicated to saving lives, preventing injuries and illnesses and protecting America's workers. Safety and health add value to business, the workplace and life. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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