September 16, 2016
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OSHA to hold two meetings of National Advisory Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled two meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health's OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group. The meetings will be held on Sept. 20, 2016 and Oct. 18, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
OSHA has asked the Pipeline Work Group to develop recommendations for growing the next generation of occupational safety and health professionals. These meetings will allow the work group to hear from representatives of professional safety and health organizations and other stakeholders about their initiatives, best practices and model programs to promote careers in occupational safety and health.
The meetings are open to the public and will begin at 1 p.m. ET on both dates in Room S-4215-C at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210. Those interested in attending the meetings in person or by teleconference, submitting written comments, or making an oral statement should contact Ms. Michelle Walker at 202-693-2235 or Walker.Michelle@dol.gov by the day prior to each meeting.
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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