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    NACOSH HazCom Workgroup Meeting

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

NACOSH HazCom Workgroup Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a workgroup of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), established under section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656) to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Act, will meet on July 23 in N4437 B-D in the Department of Labor Building located at 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. If necessary, the meeting will be continued on July 24 in the same location. This meeting, which is open to the public, will run from 10:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm the first day and, if necessary, from 8:30 am to no longer than 3:00 pm the second day.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) asked NACOSH to form a workgroup to identify ways to improve chemical hazard communication and the right-to-know in the workplace. OSHA asked the Committee to provide OSHA with recommendations related to simplification of material safety data sheets, reducing the amount of required paperwork, improving the effectiveness of worker training, and revising enforcement policies so that they focus on the most serious hazards.

It is intended that this will be the final meeting of this workgroup. The entire meeting will be devoted to review and finalization of the content of its report and recommendations. This will involve making any necessary changes and obtaining concurrences of workgroup members. This report will then be transmitted to the full National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health for its action and submission to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the workgroup may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell at the address provided below. Any such submissions will be provided to the members of the Workgroup and will be included in the record of the meeting. However, at this point they will not have any impact on the report. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Tom Hall (202-219-8615) a week before the meeting.

For additional information contact: Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20210, telephone (202) 219-8021, extension 107.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 21st day of June, 1996.

Joseph A. Dear, Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 96-16455 Filed 6-26-96; 8:45 am]