[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 122 (Friday, June 24, 2011)]
[Pages 37118-37119]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-15840]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number: NIOSH-243]

Manual Materials Handling (MMH) Workshop

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

ACTION: Notice of public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in 
partnership with the University of Cincinnati, Department of 
Environmental Health, will be holding a two-day Manual Materials 
Handling (MMH) Workshop. The Workshop is a National Occupational 
Research Agenda (NORA) activity organized by the Wholesale and Retail 
Trade Sector and the Transportation, Warehouse and Utilities Sector. 
The MMH Workshop goal is to stimulate through roundtable discussions 
the wider adoption of current, effective MMH equipment, and the 
development of the next generation of MMH equipment for the purposes of 
reducing both worker fatigue from overexertion and strains/sprains, as 
well as improving overall efficiency. The purpose of MMH Workshop is to 
develop cost effective engineering solutions for manual materials 
handling jobs in Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries.

DATES: The public meeting will be held 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Eastern 
Daylight Time, October 11 through 12, 2011.
    Place: Hyatt Regency Cincinnati, 151 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, 
Ohio 45202, telephone (513) 579-1234.

    Status: Attendance is limited only by the space available. The 
meeting room accommodates 225 people. If interested in attending the 
meeting, please contact the NIOSH Docket Office at [email protected] 
or telephone (513)533-8611. Priority for attendance will be given to 
the Loss Prevention/Safety representatives from businesses within the 
Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries. Other requests to attend 
the meeting will then be accommodated on a first-come basis.
    Registration and information on the Workshop can be found at the 
University of Cincinnati Web site http://www.eh.uc.edu/MMHworkshop.
    Attendees: Industry/safety/loss prevention representatives from the 
Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries who believe there should be 
a better way of moving materials and containers in their businesses.
    Manufacturers/vendors of MMH equipment who desire to partner with 
one or more Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries to explore/
develop the next generation of MMH-assisted equipment.
    Practitioners/researchers who seek to partner with businesses in 
implementing and evaluating MMH engineering solutions to lifting jobs 
in the Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries.
    The public, insurance experts, Workers' Compensation 
representatives, and government representatives who are interested in 
reducing the injuries associated with manual lifting in jobs found in 
the Retail, Wholesale and Warehouse industries.

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    Format: Roundtable panel discussion focusing on each of nine 
common, but unique, Manual Materials Handling jobs.

    Note: This workshop is not a sales event nor will exhibits of 
any kind be allowed. Any attendees who attempt to use this meeting 
for sales purpose will be asked to leave. This meeting is about 
generating new ideas for manual assist equipment that meets the 
needs of the business community identified as Retail, Wholesale and 

A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45236, 
telephone (513)533-8319, E-mail: [email protected].

    Dated: June 15, 2011.
Tanya Popovic,
Deputy Associate Director for Science, Centers for Disease Control and 
[FR Doc. 2011-15840 Filed 6-23-11; 8:45 am]