News Release USDL: 97-225
Tuesday, July 8, 1997
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
NACOSH To Meet Aug. 4
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will
meet Aug. 4, 1997, in Washington, D.C., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration
(OSHA) announced today.
The committee will hear a brief overview of current OSHA and National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) activities along with regulatory and legislative updates.
Other issues to be discussed include OSHA's program to protect workers against discrimination
for exercising safety and health rights in the workplace (11(c) program), cooperative compliance
programs, OSHA strategic and annual performance plans and a report on a recent ergonomics
The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9:00 a.m. and last until about 3:30
p.m. in Room N3437 of the Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne
Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.
20210. Submissions received by Aug. 1, 1997, will be provided to committee members and
included in the meeting records. An official record of the meeting will be available for public
inspection at OSHA's Technical Data Center in Room N2625 of the Frances Perkins
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should contact Joanne Goodell at the above
address no later than July 25, 1997. 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 chair. For further information, Goodell can be
reached at (202) 219-8021.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and who require special
accommodations should contact Theresa Berry, OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, at the
above address or telephone (202) 219-8615 or fax (202) 219-5986 at least one week before the
NACOSH was established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to
advise the secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health
programs and policies. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of
their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.
Notice of the advisory committee meeting appears in the July 8, 1997, Federal