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August 22, 2016
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health schedules
final meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health will hold a meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee on Sept. 7-9, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

The subcommittee will finalize their discussion of potential elements of an emergency response and preparedness proposed rule, and prepare a recommendation to NACOSH.

The meeting will be held 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m., in Room N-4437 at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20210. The meetings are open to the public. Individuals who would like to attend, submit comments, make an oral presentation or need special accommodations to attend, should contact Bill Hamilton at Hamilton.Bill@dol.gov, 202-693-2077 (phone), or 202-693-1663 (fax), by Sept. 1, 2016.

NACOSH was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise and make recommendations to the secretaries of labor, and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs, and policies and matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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