"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
Region 2 News Release: NY 137
April 28, 1999
Contact: Chester J. Fultz
PHONE : 212-337-2319
NEWS MEDIA ADVISORY
TOP OSHA OFFICIAL TO JOIN NEW YORK LABOR LEADERS IN
HEARING ON WORKER ERGONOMICS MEASURE
Charles Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, will participate in a hearing sponsored by the New York Committee for Occupational Safety and Health and the New York City Central Labor Council into the need for an ergonomics standard to reduce the incidence of worker injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome and other repetitive stress injuries.
Injured workers, labor leaders, doctors, and employers are expected to testify on how workplace conditions that fail to fit tools, furniture, and other workplace equipment to the people who use them can lead to crippling, often permanent, injury.
OSHA head Charles Jeffress will give information on his agency's draft standard for ergonomics, and will be available for news media interviews.
Workers Memorial Day Hearing On Ergonomics
Charles Jeffress, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health
9:30 a.m., Friday, April 30
Press Break at 10:30
Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations
16 East 34th Street, 6th Floor
New York, NY
This information will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone;
212-337-2319; TDD phone; 800-347-8029; OASAM TDD message referral phone number; 800-326-2577.
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