OSHA's boss gave the group clear boundaries for action. Standards-setting, enforcement policy and research are out. "A regulatory approach to addressing ergonomics is not on OSHA's agenda, so that should not be part of the committee's discussions," said Henshaw. "Enforcement is based upon developed law and case law and is beyond the scope of this committee." The advisory committee is also not expected to conduct research, he said.
The committee can help OSHA in three areas: guidelines, outreach and research, according to Henshaw.
"This committee is chartered for two years. We expect you will meet two to four times a year," said Henshaw.