TRADE NEWS RELEASE
Tuesday, November 14, 2000
CONTACT: Layne Lathram
PHONE: (202) 693-1999
NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR DEC. 5-6 IN WASHINGTON
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 5-6, 2000, to review the current activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Other agenda items include: a presentation on the new Worker Health Chartbook, 2000, which has just been released by NIOSH; a panel presentation by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) related to its Worker Education and Training Program Partnership; a presentation by the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) related to its safety and health partnership; and a presentation by Dr. Rita C. Richey of Wayne State University related to the evaluation of training programs.
In addition, three new members will be welcomed to replace three former members. These include: Public Representative Myrtle I. Turner, a research scientist at Georgia Tech Research Institute who will replace Nancy Lessin; Management Representative Judith S. Freyman, Director of Regulatory Affairs at ConAgra Foods who will replace Dennis Scullion; and Safety Representative Rixio Enrique Medina, Manager of Health and Safety Services for CITGO who will replace Dave Heller.
The meeting will be held on Dec. 5-6, 2000, in Room N3437 A-C of the Department of Labor Building located at 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 9:00 a.m. lasting until approximately 4:00 p.m. each day.
NACOSH was established by authority of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Act. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA); Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C., 20210. Any such submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the members of the committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. Because of the need to cover a wide variety of subjects in a short period of time, there is usually insufficient time on the agenda for members of the public to address the committee orally. However, any such requests will be considered by the Chair who will determine whether time permits. Any request to make an oral presentation should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person would appear, and a brief outline of the content of the presentation, and be made to Joanne Goodell, (phone: 202-693-1925; FAX: 202-693-1641; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org).
Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Veneta Chatmon (phone: 202-693-1912; FAX: 202-693-1634) one week before the meeting.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection in the OSHA Technical Data Center (TDC) located in Room N2625 of the Department of Labor Building (202-693-2350).
For additional information, check the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health information pages located at www.osha.gov.
Notice of the NACOSH meeting appears in the Nov.14, 2000, Federal Register.
This news release text is on the Internet World Wide Web at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.