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    Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting.


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. H-372]

RIN 1218-AB58

Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Open Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of open meeting.

SUMMARY: The Occupational Safety and Health Administration announces a meeting of the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee (MWFSAC). OSHA invites all interested persons to attend. The Secretary of Labor established MWFSAC to advise the Assistant Secretary for OSHA on appropriate actions to protect workers from the hazards associated with occupational exposure to metalworking fluids.

DATES: The meeting dates are Wednesday, December 10, 1997, from 10 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.; Thursday, December 11, 1997, from 9 a.m. to approximately 5 p.m.; and Friday, December 12, 1997, from 9 a.m. to approximately 3 p.m. Please submit comments, requests to make oral presentations, and requests for special disability accommodations by November 28, 1997.

ADDRESSES: On Wednesday and Thursday, December 10 and 11, 1997, the meeting will take place in Room N-5437 (C and D) of the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. On Friday, December 12, 1997 the meeting will be held in Room S-3215 (A and B) of the Department of Labor at the above address. Mail comments and requests for oral presentations to Dr. Peter Infante, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Directorate of Health Standards Programs, Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee, Room N-3718, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.


Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA, 202-219-8151. For special disability accommodations, contact Theresa Berry (phone: 202-219-8615 ext. 106; FAX: 202-219-5986).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: OSHA invites all interested persons to attend this meeting. Seating will be available on a first-come, first- served basis.

Meeting Agenda

At this meeting the following will be presented: An overview of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) criteria document ("Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposures to Metalworking Fluids"), which will include a discussion of the respiratory studies and dermatological studies reported on in the criteria document; an overview of epidemiology, respiratory disease and dermatology related to metalworking fluids; machining in small business; and overview to using a systems approach to controlling metalworking fluids; the scope of fluids to be considered in the advisory committee inquiries. Informal work groups will be established. In addition, OSHA will discuss with the committee its current data collection activities with respect to the use of metalworking fluids in small business establishments and some agenda items for future meetings.

Public Participation

Interested persons may file written comments, data, views or statements for consideration by MWFSAC by submitting them to Dr. Peter Infante. Interested persons may also address the committee on items that are on the meeting agenda. Any person wishing to make such an oral presentation must provide Dr. Infante with a summary of the proposed presentation, an estimate of the time desired, and a statement of the interest that the person represents. Presentation time will be allotted to speakers based on the amount of time available. In addition, public attendees may be allowed to participate in committee discussions, in the Chair's discretion and subject to time available.

Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of section 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 666), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR Part 1912.

Signed at Washington, DC., this 12th day of November, 1997.

Charles N. Jeffress,

Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 97-30175 Filed 11-17-97; 8:45 am]