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Trade News Release
Sept. 7, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999

OSHA Schedules Federal Advisory Committee Meeting

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 Arlington, Va. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006.

The council will meet from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2537G-2540K at the Mine Safety and Health Administration¿s offices, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.

The 16-person council advises OSHA on issues concerning the safety and health of federal employees. The Council also helps establish and maintain effective safety initiatives and policies in all federal agencies. Chaired by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, it includes eight labor representatives and eight management representatives appointed by the Secretary of Labor.

Agenda items for the September meeting include:
  • GAO Audit on federal workplace safety and health
  • Safety and Health and Return to Employment (SHARE) Initiative
  • Federal Agency Recordkeeping
  • Federal Agency Training
  • Pandemic Flu Guidance for Federal Agencies
Written comments and requests to make oral presentations may be submitted to the Office of Federal Agency Programs, Room N-3622, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Presentation requests should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear, and a brief outline of the presentation. Requests to speak may be granted by the Council Chairperson as time permits.

Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting should contact Diane Brayden at (202) 693-2187 not later than September 18.

Notice of the FACOSH meeting is expected to appear in tomorrow's Federal Register.

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


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