The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled five informal stakeholder meetings to solicit comments on preventing injuries and fatalities from vehicle backovers.
The meetings are a follow-up to a Request for Information OSHA issued in March and are meant to help gather information and evaluate backover risks across industries, determine whether or how backovers may be prevented by new technology or other methods, and discuss the effectiveness of those measures.
The first round of meetings will be held at the Department of Labor, Room C-5515, rooms 1A&B, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 at 9 a.m., Jan. 8, 2013 and at 9 a.m., Jan 9, 2013. The second round of meetings will be held at the University of Texas at Arlington, OSHA Education Center, Bluebonnet Ballroom in the University Center, 300 W. First St., Arlington, Texas on Feb. 5 at 9 a.m., 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
More information is available in the Federal Register notice