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OSHA Trade Release
Monday, March 29, 2004
Contact: : Frank Meilinger
Phone: 202-693-1999


OSHA to Extend Deadlines for Post-Hearing Comments and Briefs on Assigned Protection Factors

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will announce in tomorrow's Federal Register that it is extending for 30 days the deadlines for post-hearing public comments and briefs on the agency's proposed "Assigned Protection Factors" rule. Post-hearing comments must be submitted by April 29, 2004 and briefs must be sent by May 29, 2004.

OSHA received requests from interested parties and stakeholders asking for additional time to submit comments and briefs on the assigned protection factors. The original deadline was March 30 for comments and April 29 for post hearing briefs.

Proposed revisions to the respiratory protection standard were published by OSHA on June 6, 2003 and incorporate new Assigned Protection Factors (APFs -- numbers that reflect the workplace level of respiratory protection) for respiratory protection programs.

Comments and briefs can be faxed to OSHA's Docket Office at (202) 693-1648 or sent electronically to http://ecomments.osha.gov. Three copies of written comments and attachments must be submitted to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket H-049C (APF), Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., Washington, DC, 20210. Further information on submitting comments can be obtained by calling the Docket Office at (202) 693-2350.

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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