Feb. 26, 2007
Contact: Elaine Fraser
Phone: (202) 693-1901
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is holding an open meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) in Washington, D.C., March 1, 2007. The council will meet from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Conference Rooms N-3437 A/B/C of the Department of Labor¿s Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.
The 16-person council advises the Secretary of Labor on issues concerning the safety and health of federal employees. Chaired by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, the council includes eight labor representatives and eight management representatives appointed by the Secretary of Labor.
The tentative agenda for the FACOSH meeting includes: Safety, Health, and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative, Recordkeeping, Training, Field Federal Safety and Health Councils and Facility Safety and Health Design.
For additional information or to RSVP, please contact Diane Brayden at firstname.lastname@example.org. Individuals needing special accommodations should contact Veneta Chatmon at (202) 693-1999 to make appropriate arrangements.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA¿s role is to assure the safety and health of America¿s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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