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News Release USDL 98-97
Friday, March 6, 1998
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
OSHA METALWORKING FLUIDS STANDARDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO HOLD PUBLIC MEETING MARCH 25-26 IN CINCINNATI, OHIO
The advisory committee formed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to determine the best means of protecting workers against hazards of metalworking fluids will hold a public meeting March 25 and 26, 1998, in the Sharonville section of Cincinnati, Ohio.
The Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wed., March 25, at the Woodfield Suites Hotel, 11029 Dowlin Drive, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211. The meeting will reconvene at noon on March 26, after an information- gathering visit to the Ford Motor Co.'s Sharonville plant by various working groups of the committee and will adjourn about 4 p.m.
The meeting will focus on technology used in large plants to control employee exposure to metalworking fluids. Specific discussions will include:
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
The economic and technological feasibility of reducing metalworking fluid mist exposure in the American automobile industry.
The committee will meet as a whole and also in small working groups.
Comments, data, views or statements for consideration by the committee, as well as requests to make oral presentations should be submitted by March 20 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 Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.
Any person wishing to make an oral presentation must provide a summary of the proposed presentation, an estimate of the time desired and a statement of the capacity in which the person will appear. Requests to make oral presentations to the committee may be granted if time permits.
Requests for special disability accommodations should be made to Theresa Berry at (202) 219-8615 ext. #106 (fax: 202-219-5986) no later than March 20.
Notice of the meeting was published in the Thursday, Feb. 26, 1998, Federal Register.
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