Trade News Release
Monday, Nov. 23, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell, (202) 693-1899
OSHA ANNOUNCES METALWORKING FLUIDS STANDARDS
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a public meeting of the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee on Dec. 7-9 in Washington, D.C.
The committee advises the secretary of labor on issues concerning the protection of workers from occupational exposure to metalworking fluids. Millions of workers engaged in the manufacture of automobiles, farm equipment, aircraft, heavy machinery, and other hardware are exposed to these machining fluids. There is substantial evidence of serious health effects, such as respiratory cancer and occupational asthma, that can result from this exposure.
The meetings will discuss the NIOSH small business exposure study, industry profile data, air sampling methods, and cancer studies related to metalworking fluids. Also, committee work groups reports will include medical surveillance issues.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted 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 Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Twenty-five copies are needed.
All interested persons are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the committee on any of the agenda items also should notify Dr. Infante in writing. The request should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the presentation. Requests to make oral presentations will be granted if time permits.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theresa Berry at (202) 693-1898, no later than Nov. 30 to obtain appropriate accommodations.
The meeting will be held in the Governor's House Hotel, 1615 Rhode Island Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20036. The hotel's phone number is (202) 296-2100.
The committee will meet from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 7; 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 8; and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Dec. 9.
Notice of this meeting appeared in the Nov. 23, 1998, Federal Register.
The text of this news release is on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov.
Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-219-8151.