October 11, 2016
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Secretary of Labor renews charter of National Advisory Committee
on Occupational Safety and Health
WASHINGTON - Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez recently renewed the charter of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. The Federal Advisory Committee Act requires that all advisory committees renew their charters every two years. The new charter will expire two years from Oct. 5, 2016, the charter filing date.
NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health Act including regulatory, research, compliance assistance and enforcement issues. NACOSH consists of 12 members representing workers, employers, safety and health professionals, states and the public. NACOSH holds two to four meetings per year, which are open to the public.
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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