News Release USDL: 96-81
Tuesday, March 5, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
Nacosh Workgroup On Chemical Hazard
To Meet March 20-21 At Labor Department
The workgroup on chemical hazard
communication of the National Advisory
Committee on Occupational Safety and
Health (NACOSH) will meet March 20-21
at the U.S. Department of Labor in
The Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) has asked NACOSH
to provide recommendations on simplifying
material safety data sheets (MSDSs),
reducing paperwork, improving worker
training and revising OSHA enforcement
policies so they focus on the most
The meeting is open to the public and
will be held in N3437 A-D in the
Department of Labor building, 200
Constitution Ave. NW, Washington,
D.C, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on
March 20 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
on March 21. The meeting was previously
announced in the Nov. 15, 1995, Federal
Register but a second day has been added.
Presentations will be made by
specialists on label comprehension,
electronic access systems, training
programs, and the experience of the
American National Standards Institute
(ANSI) in developing standards for
preparation of MSDSs and labeling of
hazardous industrial chemicals.
The final product of the workgroup
is expected to be submitted to the
full NACOSH this summer.
Written data, views or comments
for consideration by the workgroup
may be submitted, preferably with 20
copies, to Joanne Goodell,
Directorate of Policy, Occupational
Safety and Health Administration,
Room N3641, 200 Constitution Ave.,
NW, Washington, D.C., telephone
(202) 219-8021, ext. 107.
Submissions will be provided to
workgroup members and will be
included in the record of the meeting.
Individuals with disabilities who
need special accommodations should call
Tom Hall at (202) 219-8615 a week
before the meeting.
The National Advisory Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health was
established under the Occupational
Safety and Health Act to advise the
Secretary of Labor and the Secretary
of Health and Human Services on
matters relating to the
administration of the act.
Notice of the workgroup meeting
will be published in the Thursday,
March 7, 1996, Federal Register.