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July 13, 2015
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on
Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health July 16, 2015, in Washington, D.C.

The tentative agenda includes updates from FACOSH subcommittees and discussions of OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program, practices for protecting federal workers from retaliation, and the Presidential POWER Initiative.

The committee will meet from 1 - 4:30 p.m., Thursday, July 16 in Rooms N-4437 A-D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. The meeting is open to the public.

FACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to encourage each federal executive branch department and agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs.

Under Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and Executive Order 12196, the head of each agency is responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for all federal employees by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.


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