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Release Number: 10-1049-NAT
July 27, 2010
Contact: Diana Petterson     Elizabeth Alexander
Phone: 202-693-1898     202-693-4675

US Department of Labor's OSHA to host July 28 telephone
media briefing on new cranes and derricks rulemaking

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a telephone media briefing Wednesday, July 28, at 1:30 p.m. EDT to discuss new historic rules being issued the same day addressing the safety of cranes and derricks in construction. This new standard will replace a decades-old standard. Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA Dr. David Michaels will provide an overview and answer questions.

WHO: Dr. David Michaels
Assistant secretary, Occupational Safety and Health Administration
U.S. Department of Labor

WHAT: Telephone media briefing on cranes and derricks rulemaking

WHEN: Wednesday, July 28
1:30 p.m. EDT

WHERE: Call-in number: 888-603-8917
Passcode: 68061

Note: Media planning to participate should notify Diana Petterson in advance at or 202-693-1898.

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