A10 COMMITTEE
ANSI ACCREDITED STANDARDS COMMITTEE
CONSTRUCTION AND DEMOLITION OPERATIONS
1800 E. Oakton Street · Des Plaines, IL 60018
847/699-2929 - Phone
847/296-9221 - Fax

October 29, 2004

PUBLIC STATEMENT AND ANNOUNCEMENT
PUBLIC REVIEW OF THE PROPOSED ANSI/ASSE A10.40-200X STANDARD
ERGONOMICS IN CONSTRUCTION

Today the ANSI Accredited A10 Committee (ASC) for Construction and Demolition Operations announced public review for the proposed A10.40-200X Standard addressing ergonomics in construction. The A10 ASC is aware that the issue of ergonomics in construction and demolitions is of interest to many stakeholders and urges all interested parties to review and comment about the draft standard.

This is the second committee ballot and public review of the draft standard. The first public review and committee ballot went from 5/7/2004 to 7/6/2004. Following conclusion of the ballot and public review the committee reviewed all of the ballots and comments and decided to go with another full ballot and public review. The draft standard currently addresses:

Section 1 – Purpose and Scope
Section 2 – Definitions
Section 3 – Identification of Hazardous Tasks
Section 4 – Identification of Potential Solutions
Section 5 - Implementation and Evaluation of Solutions
Section 6 – Training
Section 7 – Employee Participation
Section 8 – Injury Management Program
Appendix A- Risk Assessment Guidance (Non-Mandatory)
Appendix B – Examples of Ergonomic Solutions in Construction (Non-mandatory)
Appendix C – Materials Handling Checklist (Non-mandatory)
Appendix D – CWPR Checklist (Non-Mandatory)
Appendix E – References

The second public review goes from 10/29/2004 to 12/28/2004. To obtain a copy of the draft standard please send a check made out to ASSE in the amount of $15.00. The request and comments should be sent to the attention of Tim Fisher at:

ASSE – A10.40 Public Review
C/O Tim Fisher
1800 East Oakton Street
Des Plaines, IL 60018