3131.0: Monday, November 13, 2000: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Ergonomics - Lessons Learned in Promulgating and Implementing Standards

This 1 hour panel session will explore the lessons learned by a variety of state, federal and International agencies that have proposed or final ergonomics standards. California has a final standard in place, while North Carolina, Washington state and federal OSHA have all issued ergonomics proposals that are in various stages of being finalized. British Columbia has had an ergonomics standard since 1998. Those involved in promulgating ergonomics standards have much to share regarding their experiences with the proposal process and implementation in terms of barriers they faced both technically and politically. Section members will be able to engage panelists in a discussion of some of the barriers they face in their work either implementing or enforcing standards that have already been set, or in their efforts to get proposals enacted into law. Panelists are expected from California, North Carolina, Washington, federal OSHA and British Columbia
Learning Objectives:
Presider(s):Deborah Weinstock, MS
Panelist(s):Jordan Barab
Michael Silverstein, MD,, MPH
Tom O'Connor
Maggie Robbins
Organizer(s):Deborah Weinstock, MS
Sponsor:Occupational Health and Safety
Cosponsors:Environment; Health Administration; Labor Caucus; Socialist Caucus

The 128th Annual Meeting of APHA