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October 28, 2015
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA schedules meeting of National Advisory Committee on Occupational
Safety and Health

WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health*, December 1-2, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The Temporary Workers Work Group will meet Dec. 1 and the full committee will meet Dec. 2.

The tentative agenda for the committee meeting includes: an update on OSHA initiatives from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels; remarks from Director of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. John Howard; a report from the NACOSH Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee; and a report from the NACOSH Temporary Workers Work Group on developing best practice language including protecting temporary workers in injury and illness protection programs.

The Temporary Workers Work Group will continue discussions of workplace safety and health issues related to temporary workers including workplace protections and joint responsibility of host employers and staffing agencies for temporary workers. The work group will develop and present recommendations for the full committee's consideration.

NACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 2 in C-5320, Room 6 at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. Some committee members may attend by teleconference. The work group will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 1 in the same room. Both meetings are open to the public. Comments and requests to speak at the NACOSH meeting may be submitted electronically at, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice* for details. The deadline for submitting comments and requests to speak is Nov. 20, 2015.

NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Act including regulatory, research, compliance assistance and enforcement issues.

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


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