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May Caucus to Address OSHA Standards Project

Washington, DC, Apr 23, 2004

The next ANSI Caucus Luncheon will be held on Friday, May 7, and will address the continuing efforts of the Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) to eliminate confusing, outdated, and duplicative standards and regulations.

The guest speaker will be Lee Smith, director of OSHA's Office of Safety Systems in the Directorate of Standards and Guidance. His office develops regulations and guidance material for safety systems in general industry and provides interpretations of the regulations. OSHA launched its Standards Improvement Project in several phases to remove and revise provisions of its standards that were outdated, redundant, or unnecessary. Lee Smith currently oversees the implementation of this project and will update caucus attendees on the agency's progress.

"As reflected in ANSI's memorandum of understanding with OSHA, ANSI’s interest in the agency’s activities is certainly mirrored in their support of our missions,” said David Karmol, ANSI vice president for public policy and government affairs.

ANSI Caucus luncheons are held on the first Friday of each month and are free to ANSI members. The event will begin at 11:30 am with general networking, and lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. The University Club is located at 1135 16th Street, between L and M streets.

To RSVP, please contact Jessica Karp ( by Monday, May 3, 2004.

ANSI thanks Society of Automotive Engineers and CSA America for co-sponsoring the May event.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for upcoming Caucus luncheons. For more information, please contact David Karmol, ANSI vice president, public policy and government affairs (; 202-331-3610).