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"This document was published prior to the publication of OSHA's final rule on Ergonomics Program (29 CFR 1910.900, November 14, 2000), and therefore does not necessarily address or reflect the provisions set forth in the final standard."


Trade News Release
Monday, February 28, 2000
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming
PHONE : (202) 693-1999

Additional Week Scheduled for Ergonomics Proposal Hearing

OSHA is adding an extra week to the public hearing on its proposed ergonomics standard May 8-12 in Washington, D.C., to accommodate the more than 300 requests the agency received from individuals and organizations that want to testify in Washington. The location will be announced at a later date.

The informal public hearing schedule for the ergonomics proposal is now as follows:

March 13-April 7, 2000-Washington, D.C.
Auditorium
Frances Perkins Building
U.S. Department of Labor
200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C.

April 11-21-Chicago, Ill.
Assembly Hall
James R. Thompson Center
100 W. Randolph Street
Chicago, Ill.

April 24-May 3-Portland, Ore.
Courtroom 16
Mark Hatfield Federal Court House
1000 Southwest 3rd Ave
Portland, Ore.

May 8-12-Washington, D.C.
Location to be announced

The hearing begins every day at 8:30 a.m. and runs approximately until 6:00 p.m., except the opening day, March 13, in Washington, when the hearing begins at 9:30 a.m.

The comment period on OSHA's proposed ergonomics standard was earlier extended to March 2, 2000. The OSHA ergonomics proposal appeared in the Nov. 23, 1999, Federal Register. Copies of the regulatory text, as well as the preamble and other supporting materials, are available on the agency's website at www.osha.gov under "Ergonomics."

Official notice of the added week in Washington, D.C., and the hearing location will appear in the Federal Register shortly.

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This news release is on the OSHA Internet homepage at http://www.osha.gov.

Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.


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NOTICE: This is an OSHA Archive Document, and may no longer represent OSHA Policy. It is presented here as historical content, for research and review purposes only.

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