News Release USDL 98-112
Thursday, March 19, 1998
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
Session to focus on small business aspects
OSHA METALWORKING FLUIDS STANDARDS
ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING
APRIL 8 IN CLEVELAND, OHIO
An advisory committee formed by the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) to determine the best means of
protecting workers against hazards of
metalworking fluids will hold a public
meeting April 8, 1998, in Cleveland,
Ohio, to focus on issues affecting
The Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory
Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00
p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Sheraton
Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Dr., Cleveland.
The meeting will focus on the need for
reducing exposures to metalworking fluids
in small businesses, and the economic and
technological feasibility of reducing such
exposures in these work places.
OSHA and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
will report on a study under way of 80
small metalworking shops in the U.S.
The study covers the type of metalworking
machinery that is being used, the extent
of exposure, and the type of controls that
might be used to limit worker exposures.
The meeting will also focus on investigative
strategies for obtaining metalworking fluids
health effects data and exposure data
for a wide range of industries.
Comments, data, views or statements
for consideration by the committee, as
well as requests to make oral presentations,
should be submitted by March 31 to Dr.
Peter Infante, U.S. Department of Labor,
OSHA, Directorate of Health Standards
Programs, Metalworking Fluids Standards
Advisory Committee, Room N-3718, 200
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington,
Submissions received by March 31 may
be provided to members of the committee
and included in the meeting record.
It is unlikely that there will be any
time at this meeting for oral presentations
by members of the public. However, anyone
wishing to make an oral presentation
should notify Dr. Infante and provide
a summary of the proposed presentation,
an estimate of the time desired, and a
statement of the capacity in which the
person will appear. Requests to make oral
presentations to the committee may be
granted if time permits.
Requests for special disability
accommodations should be made to
Theresa Berry at (202) 219-8615 ext.106
(fax 202-219-5986) no later than March 31.
Notice of the meeting will be published
in the Thursday, March 19,1998,