OSHA News Release USDL: 97-87
Wednesday, March 12, 1997
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
NACOSH To Meet April 9-10; Tapper Named Public Representative
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH)
will meet April 9-10, 1997, in Washington, D.C., the Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.
Also, Dr. Michael Tapper, a physician who serves in the section of infectious
diseases and hospital epidemiology at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital,
will be joining the committee as public representative. Selected by
Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Donna E. Shalala to one of four
committee slots allotted to HHS, Tapper is filling a vacant position. Tapper
was nominated by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America to fill
a term that ends in June 1998.
Agenda items for the committee meeting include a brief overview of current
OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
activities, regulatory and legislative updates, performance measurement issues,
NIOSH response to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and
reports from NACOSH work groups on performance measurement and ergonomics.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day
in Room N3437 of the Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W.,
Washington, D.C. The April 9 session is scheduled to end at 4:00 p.m. and
the April 10 meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies,
to Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Ave.,
N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Submissions received prior to the meeting will
be provided to committee members and included in the meeting records. An
official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection
at OSHA's Technical Data Center in Room N2625 of the Frances Perkins
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should contact Joanne Goodell at
the above address. The request should state the amount of time desired, the
capacity in which the person will appear, and a brief outline of the content
of the presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address the
committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the
committee chair. For further information, Goodell can be reached at
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and who require
special accomodations should contact Theresa Berry, OSHA Division of
Consumer Affairs, at the above address or telephone (202) 219-8615, or fax
(202) 219-5986 at least one week before the meeting.
NACOSH was established under 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 advisory committee meeting was scheduled to appear in the
March 12, 1997, Federal Register