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• Publication Date: 02/26/1998
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 63:9862
• Standard Number: 1912
• Title: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. H-372]

RIN: 1218-AB58

Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee: Notice of meeting.


SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee (MWFSAC), established under section 7 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor on appropriate actions to protect workers from the hazards associated with occupational exposure to metalworking fluids, will meet in Sharonville (Cincinnati), Ohio on Wednesday and Thursday, March 25 and 26, 1998 at the Woodfield Suites Hotel, 11029 Dowlin Drive (1-800- 338-0008).

DATES: The meeting will be held on March 25 and 26, 1998. On March 25, the meeting will begin at 9:00 A.M. and adjourn at approximately 5:00 P.M. The meeting will reconvene at approximately noon on March 26, after an information gathering visit to the Ford Motor Company Sharonville plant by various working groups of the committee, and will adjourn at approximately 4:00 P.M.

ADDRESSES: The meeting will take place at the Woodfield Suites Hotel, 11029 Dowlin Drive, Sharonville (Cincinnati), Ohio 45211. Mail comments, views or statements in response to this notice to Dr. Peter Infante, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Directorate of Health Standards Programs, Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee, Room N-3718, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA, (202) 219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: All interested persons are invited to attend the public meetings of the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee, including this one, at the time and place indicated above. Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theresa Berry at (202) 219-8615 ext. 106 (Fax: 202-219-5986) no later than March 20, 1998, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

This meeting will focus on technology used in large plants to control employee exposure to metalworking fluids. There will be presentations and the committee will discuss general techniques used to control metalworking fluid mist; considerations in selecting and implementing metalworking fluid control technology; ventilation considerations for the design, installation and use of machine tools using metalworking fluids; performance evaluation of mist control filtration systems; exposure comparisons between transfer lines with different levels of control technology on mist control performance, problems with maintenance of control technology and economic and technological feasibility of reducing metalworking fluid mist exposure in the American automobile industry. The Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee will meet as a whole and also in small working groups.

Public Participation

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the MWFSAC on the various agenda items listed above may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Dr. Peter Infante at the address provided above. Submissions received by March 20, 1998 will be provided to the members of the committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. At this meeting it is unlikely that there will be any time for oral presentations by members of the public. However, anyone wishing to make a presentation to the committee should notify Dr. Peter Infante of this fact at the address listed above. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Requests to make oral presentations to the Committee may be granted if time permits.

Authority: This notice is issued under the authority of sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 655, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR part 1912.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 20th day of February, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-4922 Filed 2-25-98; 8:45 am)


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