Feb. 27, 2007
Contact: Elaine Fraser
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is inviting the public to participate in informal stakeholder meetings on Occupational Exposure to Ionizing Radiation. These planned meetings will continue OSHA¿s information collection efforts and will add to the information obtained in the Request for Information published on May 5, 2005.
"These meetings are an exceptional opportunity for us to hear from stakeholders and exchange data, share ideas and varying points of view," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
The first stakeholder meeting will be held March 16, 2007, at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The meeting will cover the uses of ionizing radiation in the healing arts (including medicine, dentistry, chiropractor service, veterinary service, etc.).
The second stakeholder meeting will be held in conjunction with the American Society for Nondestructive Testing¿s Annual Research Symposium in Orlando, Fla., March 26, 2007. All meetings will begin at 8:30 a.m. and will end by 4:30 p.m.
OSHA requests the public be prepared to discuss the following issues regarding occupational exposure to ionizing radiation in their industry/occupation: uses of ionizing radiation, controls utilized to minimize exposure and available exposure data and training.
Those who wish to participate in a stakeholder meeting must notify OSHA by e-mail at email@example.com, FAX at (202) 693-1678, or by mail to Liset Navas, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3718, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 no later than March 9, 2007.
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.
This news release text is on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.