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TRADE NEWS RELEASE
April 9, 2002
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming
Phone: (202) 693-1999

OSHA ANNOUNCES ERGONOMICS COORDINATORS
Ten Regional Coordinators to Guide Enforcement, Outreach Efforts

WASHINGTON -- OSHA today named regional coordinators for ergonomics for each of its 10 regional offices to assist OSHA staff, employers, employees and other stakeholders with ergonomic issues.

"We pledged last week to move forward rapidly on our comprehensive approach to ergonomics, and today we are announcing our regional ergonomics coordinators who have the necessary expertise to provide guidance to our area office staff," OSHA Administrator John L. Henshaw said.

The coordinators all have considerable experience in identifying ergonomic hazards and suggesting practical solutions for common problems that may be associated with musculoskeletal disorders. They will serve as a resource for OSHA compliance officers in conducting and documenting hazards during inspections. Regional ergonomics coordinators will also assist with and track the outreach and education efforts of OSHA compliance assistance specialists as they offer training and guidance on best practices in ergonomics and respond to specific questions from employers and employees.

OSHA's regional ergonomics coordinators include:

Region I Boston Fred Malaby (617) 565-9860
Region II New York Paul Cherasard (212) 337-2378
Region III Philadelphia Jim Johnston (215) 861-4900
Region IV Atlanta Jim Drake (404) 562-2300
Region V Chicago Dana Root (312) 353-2220
Region VI Dallas Susan Monroe (214) 767-4731
Region VII Kansas City JoBeth Cholmondeley (816) 426-5861
Region VIII Denver Terry Mitton Terry (303) 844-1600
Region IX San Francisco Barbara Goto (415) 975-4310
Region X Seattle Steve Gossman (206) 553-5930

On April 5, OSHA announced a four-pronged comprehensive program on ergonomics designed to reduce musculoskeletal disorders in the workplace covering industry-specific and task-specific guidelines, enforcement, outreach and assistance and research. More information on ergonomics is available on OSHA's website at www.osha.gov.

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