[Federal Register Volume 71, Number 68 (Monday, April 10, 2006)]
[Pages 18103-18104]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E6-5168]



Centers of Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH 068]

NIOSH Pilot Study of Truck Driver Anthropometric and Workspace 
Dimensions; Meeting

AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), HHS.

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


    Name: Consortium Meeting on the NIOSH Pilot Study of Truck Driver 
Anthropometric and Workspace Dimensions.
    Meeting Date and Time: April 27, 2006, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
    Place: Room L1CD, NIOSH, CDC, 1095 Willowdale Road, Morgantown, 
West Virginia.

SUMMARY: Purpose: The public meeting will explain and discuss issues 
related to the current NIOSH pilot project and a possible large-scale 
research project on U.S. truck driver anthropometric and workspace 
data. This possible large-scale study will establish an anthropometric 
and workspace database for U.S. truck drivers. The database will be 
used to formulate anthropometric guidelines, develop digital human 
models for cab designs, and upgrade current standards for new 
generation cabs that would accommodate all trucking populations. 
Updated anthropometric information for cab design will help to increase 
truck drivers' visibility, operational comfort, maneuverability, and 
post-crash survivability, thereby possibly reducing fatal and nonfatal 
    The current NIOSH pilot study will (1) identify critical cab design 
criteria and related human body dimensions, (2) establish test 
procedures for the large-scale project, and (3) develop research 
partnerships with interested parties.
    The scope of this pilot and possible large-scale study will be 
limited to medium and heavy trucks and their operators in the 
continental U.S. Special emphasis will be placed on discussion of the 
following issues:
    (1) What are the key anthropometric and workspace dimensions for 
the design of an ergonomically sound cab?
    (2) What are the essential adjustment parameters and values of the 
truck buck that is to be constructed for data collection?
    (3) What are the essential postures to be scanned in three-

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anthropometry that are to be used in computer simulation?
    (4) What are the essential cab accommodation models to be developed 
once updated anthropometric and workspace data become available?
    The public is invited to attend and will have the opportunity to 
provide comments. NIOSH will use this information to assess the 
scientific basis for the current pilot project and the possible large-
scale project on U.S. truck driver anthropometric and workspace data.
    Status: The consortium meeting will include scientists and 
representatives from various government agencies, industry and other 
stakeholders and is open to the public, limited only by the space 
available. The meeting room accommodates 40 people. Due to limited 
space, notification of intent to attend the meeting must be made to 
Jinhua Guan, PhD, not later than April 14, 2006. Dr. Guan can be 
reached by telephone at (304) 599-4676 or by e-mail at [email protected]. 
Requests to attend the meeting will be accommodated on a first-come 
    Non-U.S. Citizens: Because of CDC Security Regulations, non-U.S. 
citizens wishing to attend this meeting must provide the following 
information in writing to Barbara Phillips (telephone: 304-285-6325; 
fax: (304) 285-6039; e-mail: [email protected]) no later than April 14, 
    1. Visitor's Full Name:
    2. Gender:
    3. Date of Birth:
    4. Place of Birth (city, province, state, country):
    5. Citizenship:
    6. Passport Number:
    7. Date of Passport Issue:
    8. Date of Passport Expiration:
    9. Type of Visa:
    10. Visitor's Organization:
    11. Organization Address:
    12. Organization Telephone Number:
    13. Visitor's Position/Title within the Organization:
    This information will be transmitted to the CDC Security Office for 
approval. Visitors will be notified as soon as approval has been 
    A copy of the research protocol titled ''NIOSH Pilot Study of Truck 
Driver Anthropometric and Workspace Dimensions'' can be obtained from 
the CDC Internet at http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs or a hard copy may be 
requested from the Docket Officer, Karen Dragon (see contact 
information below).

ADDRESSES: Comments should be submitted to the NIOSH Docket Office, 
ATTN: Karen Dragon, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, 
M/S C-34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226, telephone 513/533-8303, fax 513/533-
    Comments may also be submitted directly through the Web site 
(http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/) or by e-mail to: [email protected]. 
E-mail attachments should be formatted in Microsoft Word. Comments 
should be submitted to NIOSH no later than June 30, 2006, and should 
reference docket number NIOSH-068 in the subject heading.
    Oral comments made at the public meeting must also be submitted to 
the docket office in writing in order to be considered by the Agency.
    All information received in response to this notice will be 
available for public examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket 
Office, Room 111, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.
    Contact Person for Technical Information: Jinhua Guan, PhD, 
telephone (304) 285-6333, Division of Safety Research, NIOSH, 1095 
Willowdale Road, Morgantown, WV 26505.

    Dated: April 3, 2006.
James D. Seligman,
Chief Information Officer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. E6-5168 Filed 4-7-06; 8:45 am]