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Session to focus on small business aspects
An 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 April 8, 1998, in Cleveland, Ohio, to focus on issues affecting small business.
The Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, at the Sheraton Airport Hotel, 5300 Riverside Dr., Cleveland.
The meeting will focus on the need for reducing exposures to metalworking fluids in small businesses, and the economic and technological feasibility of reducing such exposures in these work places.
OSHA and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will report on a study under way of 80 small metalworking shops in the U.S. The study covers the type of metalworking machinery that is being used, the extent of exposure, and the type of controls that might be used to limit worker exposures.
The meeting will also focus on investigative strategies for obtaining metalworking fluids health effects data and exposure data for a wide range of industries.
Comments, data, views or statements for consideration by the committee, as well as requests to make oral presentations, should be submitted by March 31 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.
Submissions received by March 31 may be provided to members of the committee and included in the meeting record.
It is unlikely that there will be any time at this meeting for oral presentations by members of the public. However, anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify Dr. Infante and 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 31.
Notice of the meeting will be published in the Thursday, March 19,1998, Federal Register.
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