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• Publication Date: 06/03/1998
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 63:30258-30259
• 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: 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 Denver, Colorado, on Monday through Wednesday, June 29 through July 1, 1998.

DATES: The meeting will be held June 29 through July 1, 1998. On Monday, June 29, the Committee will meet from 8:00 am to 11:30 am and 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. On June 30, 1998, the meeting will be from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm; on July 1, the meeting will be from 9:00 am to approximately 4:00 pm.

ADDRESSES: On June 29, 1998, the Committee will meet at the National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Denver, Colorado 80206, in conference rooms F-216, F-217 and F-218. On June 30 and July 1, the Committee will meet at the Executive Tower Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, Colorado 80202. (1-800-525-6651)

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, at the times and places 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 June 22, 1998, to obtain appropriate accommodations.

Meeting Agenda

This meeting will focus on non-cancer respiratory effects associated with exposure to metalworking fluids including respiratory irritation, asthma, and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Early detection methods for these disorders will be discussed. Other items for discussion are: the changing nature of metalworking fluid components including biocides, microorganisms, and new components (such as anti- misting agents); OSHA's regulatory and nonregulatory options for reducing dermatitis by using coolant management; and some discussion of the cancer studies presented in the NIOSH Criteria Document on Metalworking Fluids.

Public Participation

Written data, views, or comments for consideration by the MWFSAC on the various agenda items listed above may be submitted, preferably with 25 copies, to Dr. Peter Infante at the address provided above. Submissions received by June 15, 1998, will be provided to the members of the committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. Requests to make oral presentations to the Committee may be granted if time permits. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the Committee on any of the agenda items noted above should notify Dr. Peter Infante 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.

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. 665, 656), the Federal Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and 29 CFR Part 1912.

Signed at Washington, D.C. this 29th day of May, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,

Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-14717 Filed 6-2-98; 8:45 am]

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