News Release USDL: 95-497
Wednesday, December 6, 1995
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
Committee To Focus On New OSHA Initiatives On Dec. 13
On Wednesday, Dec. 13, the National Advisory Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet to review
reinvention initiatives from both the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
"We are looking forward to sharing the many exciting
projects and plans we have for extending our resources and making
a greater impact on workplace safety and health," said Assistant
Secretary Joseph A. Dear in announcing the agenda for the
The meeting, open to the public, will run from 9 a.m. to
approximately 4 p.m. in Room N3437 of the Frances Perkins
Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The
meeting also will include a brief legislative update and a report
from the NACOSH hazard communication workgroup.
The public is also welcome to attend earlier sessions of the
NACOSH workgroup on hazard communication in the same room from 1
p.m. to 5 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 11 and 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on
Tuesday. The workgroup will report to the full committee on its
efforts to identify ways to improve chemical hazard
communication. NACOSH is seeking ideas to simplify material
safety data sheets, reduce required paperwork, improve the
effectiveness of worker training and revise enforcement policies
to focus on the most serious hazards.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably
with 20 copies to Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy,
Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
Submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to
committee members and included in the meeting records. An
official record of the meeting will be available for public
inspection in the OSHA Technical Data Center in Room N2625 of the
Frances Perkins Building.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify
Goodell before the meeting. The request should state the amount
of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and
a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Persons who
request the opportunity to address the committee may be allowed
to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the committee
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting
and who require special accommodations should contact Tom Hall,
OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, at the above address or
telephone (202) 219-8615.
Notice of the advisory committee meeting appeared in the
Nov. 24, Federal Register.