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Trade News Release 09-99-NAT
Jan. 29, 2009
Contact: Diana Petterson Jennifer Ashley
Phone: 972-850-4709 202-693-1999


U.S. Department of Labor's OSHA announces informal public hearing on proposed cranes and derricks standards in construction

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold an informal public hearing on the proposed cranes and derricks in construction standard published in the Oct. 9, 2008, edition of the Federal Register (73 FR 59713).

The hearing will be held beginning March 17 at 10 a.m. EST in the auditorium on the plaza level of the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.

Participants who intend to present testimony must notify OSHA in writing by Feb.13. For participants requesting more than 10 minutes to present testimony or documentary evidence, OSHA must be provided with copies of the testimony or evidence by March 3.

Notice of intent to appear and copies of testimony or evidence may be submitted electronically to http://www.regulations.gov, the federal e-rulemaking portal. Alternatively, submissions of 10 pages or less may be sent via facsimile to 202-693-1648. Or, if submitting by mail, hand delivery or courier service, three copies may be sent to the OSHA Docket Office, docket number OSHA-2007-0066, Technical Data Center, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. The docket number, OSHA-2007-0066, must be included on all submissions.

Technical inquiries should be directed to Cathy Legan in OSHA's Directorate of Construction at 202-693-2020.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to promote the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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