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Working group meeting regarding a petition to revise section 5110, repetitive motion injuries November 15, 2002 in Oakland, California

The California Labor Federation has petitioned the Occupational Safety and Heath Standards Board (Board) requesting specific revisions to Title 8 California Code of Regulations section 5110, Repetitive Motion Injuries (RMIs). As part of the petition process staff from the Board and the Division of Occupational Safety and Health (Division) will evaluate the petition. The Board will then consider the petition, the staff evaluations and all relevant information before deciding whether to grant or deny the petition. This meeting is being held to provide additional assistance to the Board as part of its evaluation process.

The overall focus of the meeting will be to address the basic issue underlying the petition, which is whether there is a necessity to revise section 5110, and to consider the merits of the petitionerís requested changes in that light. A corollary question to be considered is whether the Division's enforcement of section 5110 can be improved without making changes to the existing standard. The agenda is structured to bring out relevant information so that it can be summarized by the Division and presented to the Board.

AGENDA

9:00 a.m. Introductions
9:15 a.m. Presentations of Background Information by Division staff:
Statistical Overview of RMI Incidence Rates
Cal/OSHA Consultation Experience
Cal/OSHA Enforcement Experience
10:15 a.m. Questions and Answer Session on the Division's Presentations
10:30 a.m. Break
10:45 a.m. Presentations by the Four Working Group Experts (Up to 15 minutes each)
11:45 a.m. Questions and Answer Session on Presentation by Experts
12:00 NOON Lunch Break
1:00 p.m. Presentations by the Eight Labor and Management Working Group Members (Up to 10 minutes each)
2:20 p.m. Questions and Answer Session on Presentation by Labor and Management
2:35 p.m. Break
2:45 p.m. Open Discussion and Comments from the Audience
3:45 p.m. Discussion and Summary Statements of Working Group Members
4:45 p.m. Closing Remarks by the Division