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November 14, 2019
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Phone: 202-693-1999
 

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) on Thursday, December 12, 2019, in Washington, D.C.

The meeting will include an update on key OSHA initiatives from Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt, and remarks from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director John Howard.

WHAT:          NACOSH Meeting

WHERE:       U.S. Department of Labor’s Frances Perkins Building
                        200 Constitution Avenue, NW
                        Room N-5437, Conference Rooms A-D
                        Washington, DC 20210

WHEN:          Thursday, December 12, 2019
                        9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail, or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. The deadline for submitting comments and requests to speak is December 5, 2019.

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 (OSH) Act of 1970 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 help 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.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote, and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers, and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights. 

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