AIHA Supports Goal Of New Senate Ergonomics Bill

Apr 16, 2001, 01:00 ET from American Industrial Hygiene Association

    FAIRFAX, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Industrial Hygiene
 Association (AIHA) has announced its support for the goal of S. 598, an
 ergonomics bill introduced by Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) The bill calls for the
 Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to finalize a new
 ergonomics standard within two years.
     Although AIHA did not express support for the specific legislation, the
 letter sent to Breaux by AIHA President Steven P. Levine, Ph.D., CIH, commends
 his effort to keep the ergonomics issue at the forefront of the public policy
 agenda.
     "Whether by congressional mandate or through regulatory fiat, it is
 imperative that a new rulemaking process begins as soon as possible that
 solicits the input and viewpoints of all stakeholders, not solely those of
 industry and labor," Levine said in the letter.
     AIHA sent a similar letter to Rep. Chris John (D-La.), who introduced H.R.
 1241, the House counterpart to S. 598.
 
     The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), founded in 1939, is
 the world's largest association of occupational and environmental health
 professionals, and its members play an important role on the front line of
 worker health and safety. The 12,300 members come from government, labor,
 industry, academia, and private business. AIHA is the most diverse
 professional association dedicated to the improvement of the health and well-
 being of workers, the community, and the environment.
 
 

SOURCE American Industrial Hygiene Association
    FAIRFAX, Va., April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Industrial Hygiene
 Association (AIHA) has announced its support for the goal of S. 598, an
 ergonomics bill introduced by Sen. John Breaux (D-La.) The bill calls for the
 Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to finalize a new
 ergonomics standard within two years.
     Although AIHA did not express support for the specific legislation, the
 letter sent to Breaux by AIHA President Steven P. Levine, Ph.D., CIH, commends
 his effort to keep the ergonomics issue at the forefront of the public policy
 agenda.
     "Whether by congressional mandate or through regulatory fiat, it is
 imperative that a new rulemaking process begins as soon as possible that
 solicits the input and viewpoints of all stakeholders, not solely those of
 industry and labor," Levine said in the letter.
     AIHA sent a similar letter to Rep. Chris John (D-La.), who introduced H.R.
 1241, the House counterpart to S. 598.
 
     The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), founded in 1939, is
 the world's largest association of occupational and environmental health
 professionals, and its members play an important role on the front line of
 worker health and safety. The 12,300 members come from government, labor,
 industry, academia, and private business. AIHA is the most diverse
 professional association dedicated to the improvement of the health and well-
 being of workers, the community, and the environment.
 
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