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News Release USDL: 97-329
Tuesday, September 16, 1997
Contact: Susan Fleming (202)219-8151
NACOSH TO MEET OCT. 14 IN MORGANTOWN, WV
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet Oct. 14, 1997, in Morgantown, W.Va., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will run from 9:00 a.m. to about 4:30 p.m. in the auditorium of the Appalachian Laboratories for Occupational Safety and Health, a National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) facility. The NACOSH meeting is being held prior to NIOSH's National Occupational Injury Research Symposium scheduled for Oct. 15-17 at the laboratory at 1095 Willowdale Road in Morgantown.
The committee will hear a brief overview of current OSHA and NIOSH activities along with regulatory and legislative updates. Other issues to be discussed include OSHA's Cooperative Compliance Programs, OSHA's program to protect workers against discrimination for exercising safety and health rights in the workplace (11(c) program), OSHA/NIOSH collaboration and NACOSH workgroup reports. The committee also will tour the facility.
Persons who wish to tour the laboratory should contact Rebecca Talerico at (304) 285-5838: fax (304) 285-5717; E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Persons who need special accommodations for disabilities should contact Ms. Talerico by October 6. Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, at OSHA, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone (202) 219-8021 or fax (202) 219-4383 by October 6.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at OSHA's Technical Data Center in Room N2625 of the Frances Perkins Building.
NACOSH was established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs and policies. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.
Notice of the advisory committee meeting appeared in the September 15, 1997, Federal Register. For additional information on the NIOSH occupational injury conference, please contact Martha Brocato, DESA, Inc., at (404) 634-0804, ext.42.
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