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November 1, 2012
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA will hold meeting of the National Advisory Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Nov. 14-15, 2012, in Washington, D.C. The NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work Group will meet Nov. 14, and the full committee will meet Nov. 15.

NACOSH was established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs and policies.

The NACOSH Effectiveness Measures Work Group was established to provide recommendations for measuring the effectiveness of OSHA¿s strategies, programs and activities. The tentative agenda includes a report from the work group; remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, and Dr. John Howard, director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; and comments from the public.

The work group and committee meetings will be held in Room S-4215 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The NACOSH work group will meet from 1 - 4 p.m., Nov. 14. The committee will meet 9 a.m. ¿ 5 p.m., Nov. 15.

NACOSH committee and work group meetings are open to the public. Individuals may submit comments and requests to speak at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments must be submitted by Nov. 2, 2012.

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 http://www.osha.gov.

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