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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
Trade News Release
Sept. 7, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is holding an open meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) in Arlington, Va. on Thursday, Sept. 28, 2006.
The council will meet from 10:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in Conference Room 2537G-2540K at the Mine Safety and Health Administration¿s offices, 1100 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.
The 16-person council advises OSHA on issues concerning the safety and health of federal employees. The Council also helps establish and maintain effective safety initiatives and policies in all federal agencies. Chaired by the Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA, it includes eight labor representatives and eight management representatives appointed by the Secretary of Labor.
Agenda items for the September meeting include:
- GAO Audit on federal workplace safety and health
- Safety and Health and Return to Employment (SHARE) Initiative
- Federal Agency Recordkeeping
- Federal Agency Training
- Pandemic Flu Guidance for Federal Agencies
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend the meeting should contact Diane Brayden at (202) 693-2187 not later than September 18.
Notice of the FACOSH meeting is expected to appear in tomorrow's Federal Register.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA¿s role is to assure the safety and health of America¿s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
This news release text is on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.
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