News Release USDL: 96-251
Thursday, June 27, 1996
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming (202) 219-8151
NACOSH Workgroup On Hazard Communication To Hold
Final Meeting July 23-24
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational
Safety and Health (NACOSH) workgroup on hazard
communication (HazCom) will meet in Washington
to review and complete its report July 23-24,
the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational
Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
The workgroup was formed to recommend ways to
simplify material safety data sheets, reduce
paperwork associated with the hazard communication
standard, improve the effectiveness of worker
training and revise enforcement policies to
focus on the most serious hazards. The meeting,
which is open to the public, will run from 10 a.m.
until approximately 4 p.m. on July 23 and, if
necessary, from 8:30 a.m. to no later than 3 p.m.
on July 24 in Room N4437 B-D of the Frances Perkins
Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington,
The entire meeting will be devoted to completing
a report on improving OSHA's hazard communication
program for presentation to the full committee and
submission to OSHA. Since the report is near
completion, written data, views or comments may be
submitted and included in the record but cannot be
incorporated in the final report.
For further information or to submit material
(preferably with 20 copies), contact Joanne Goodell,
Directorate of Policy, Room N-3641, 200 Constitution
Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone (202)
219-8021, extension 107.
NACOSH was established by 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 final HazCom workgroup meeting is
scheduled to appear in today's Federal Register.