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The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet May 23 in Washington, D.C., to discuss current activities of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
Included will be an overview of current activities of OSHA and NIOSH, a legislative update and special reports on OSHA regulatory and enforcement activities, the National Occupational Research Agenda of NIOSH and activities of NACOSH work groups.
The committee also will discuss issues of concern to members and develop plans for future meetings under the direction of the recently appointed chair, Kathleen M. Rest of the University of Massachusetts Medical Center at Worcester, who has joined the committee as a public representative.
Rest is assistant professor of the occupational health program at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center and an adjunct assistant professor at the University of Massachusetts School of Public Health. She has been active in community and occupational health programs and policy development for more than 15 years. She served as director of an occupational disease surveillance project for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, has been involved in risk communication and community right-to-know projects, and served as an international consultant and on national advisory groups concerned with occupational and environmental health and medicine.
The public meeting will begin at 9 a.m. on May 23 in Room N-3437 A-D in the Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, and will last until approximately 4 p.m.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20210, telephone (202) 219-8021, ext. 107.
Any such submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the committee and included in the record of the meeting.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify Goodell before the meeting. 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. Persons will be allowed to speak as time permits, at the discretion of the chair.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend should contact Tom Hall, OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20210, telephone (202) 219-8615.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection in the OSHA Technical Data Center (TDC), located in Room N-2625 of the Department of Labor building, telephone (202) 219-7500.
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 NACOSH meeting is scheduled to appear in the Friday, April 26, 1996, Federal Register. Additional information can be obtained from Goodell at the previously mentioned address and phone number.
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