Thursday, September 3, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
OSHA ANNOUNCES FEDERAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is holding an open
meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
(FACOSH) on Sept. 24 in Washington.
The 16-person council advises OSHA on issues concerning the safety and health
of federal employees. The council, composed of eight union officials
representing federal employees and eight management representatives from
various federal agencies, also helps establish and maintain effective safety
initiatives and policies in every federal agency.
The agenda will include:
Occupational safety and health programs, partnerships and evaluations.
Department of Energy's zero tolerance for serious accidents that result
in life-threatening injuries or major environmental contamination.
53rd annual Federal Safety and Health Conference in Los Angeles.
Status of annual reports for fiscal year 1997.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the council may be
submitted to John E. Plummer, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Office of Federal
Agency Programs, Room N-3112, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C.
20210; phone (202) 219-9329. Twenty copies are needed. Those submissions
received prior to Sept. 16 will be included in the record of the meetings.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact him to obtain
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the committee on any of the
agenda items also should notify OSHA at the above address by Sept. 18. The
request should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the
person will appear and a brief outline of the presentation. FACOSH may grant
requests to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the chairperson.
The council will meet from 2 p.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. in Room S-4215
A & B, Frances Perkins Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W.
Notice of this meeting appeared in the Federal Register on Sept. 3, 1998.
Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired
individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-219-8151.