Thursday, June 4, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
OSHA TO HOLD METALWORKING FLUIDS STANDARDS
ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will
hold a series of meetings of the Metalworking Fluids Standards
Advisory Committee on June 29 through July 1 in Denver.
The public meetings will focus on non-cancer respiratory effects
associated with exposure to metalworking fluids, including respiratory
irritation, asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Methods of early
detection for these disorders also will be discussed.
Other items on the agenda are: the changing nature of metalworking
fluid components, including biocides, microorganisms and new
components, such as anti-misting agents; OSHA's regulatory and
nonregulatory options for reducing dermatitis by using coolant
management; and discussion of the cancer studies presented in
the NIOSH Criteria Document on Metalworking Fluids.
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. Submissions received by June 15 will be
included in the record of the meetings.
All interested persons are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to make
an oral presentation to the committee on any of the agenda items
should notify Dr. Infante. The request should specify the amount
of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and
a brief outline of the presentation.
Locations and Times
June 29 (8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson
Street, Conference Rooms, F-216, F-217, and F-218,
Denver, Co., 80206.
June 30 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and July 1 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Executive Tower Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, Co., 80202.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact
Theresa Berry at (202) 219-8615 ext. 106, no later than
June 22 to obtain appropriate accommodations.
Notice of this meeting appeared in the June 3, 1998,