The U.S. Department of Labor announced Friday, September 21, that, in the wake of the previous week’s events, the Department will temporarily postpone the announcement of a plan of action on ergonomics.
The announcement, which was expected this month, will be made later this fall.
In July, the Department conducted three forums in Virginia, Illinois and California, to solicit public comment on ergonomics. Witness testimony and written comments are under review.
According to a Department press release, members of the Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration have been heavily involved in the rescue and recovery efforts at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon during the past week, which has prevented the Department from devoting full attention to this important issue.