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• Publication Date: 03/26/1996
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 61:13221
• Title: NACOSH HazCom Workgroup Meeting

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

NACOSH HazCom Workgroup Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a workgroup of the National Advisory committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), established under section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656) to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Act, will meet on the following dates: April 24-25 in N3437 A-D and June 12-13 in N4437 B-D in the Department of Labor Building located at 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC. These meetings, which are open to the public, will run from 10:00 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. the first day and from 8:00 a.m. to approximately 3:00 p.m. the second day.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has asked NACOSH to form a workgroup to identify ways to improve chemical hazard communication and the right-to-know in the workplace. OSHA has asked the Committee to provide OSHA with recommendations in approximately six months related to simplification of material safety data sheets, reducing the amount of required paperwork, improving the effectiveness of worker training, and revising enforcement policies so that they focus on the most serious hazards.

On April 24-25, the HazCom Workgroup will meet in Room N3437 A-D to review all issues and finalize the content of its report and recommendations. On June 12-13, the HazCom Workgroup will meet in Room N4437 B-D to review the total report, make any necessary changes and obtain concurrences of workgroup members.

It is anticipated that the final product of this workgroup will be submitted to the full National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health for action in the summer.

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the workgroup may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell at the address provided below. Any such submissions will be provided to the members of the Workgroup and will be included in the record of the meeting. Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Tom Hall (202-219-8615) a week before each meeting.

For additional information contact: Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210, telephone (202) 219-8021, extension 107.

Signed at Washington, DC this 20th day of March, 1996.

Joseph A. Dear,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 96-7266 Filed 3-25-96; 8:45 am]


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