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Thursday, June 4, 1998
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 219-8151
OSHA TO HOLD METALWORKING FLUIDS STANDARDS ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a series of meetings of the Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee on June 29 through July 1 in Denver.
The public meetings will focus on non-cancer respiratory effects associated with exposure to metalworking fluids, including respiratory irritation, asthma and hypersensitivity pneumonitis. Methods of early detection for these disorders also will be discussed.
Other items on the agenda are: the changing nature of metalworking fluid components, including biocides, microorganisms and new components, such as anti-misting agents; OSHA's regulatory and nonregulatory options for reducing dermatitis by using coolant management; and discussion of the cancer studies presented in the NIOSH Criteria Document on Metalworking Fluids.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted 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 Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Twenty-five copies are needed. Submissions received by June 15 will be included in the record of the meetings.
All interested persons are invited to attend. Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the committee on any of the agenda items should notify Dr. Infante. The request should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the presentation.
Locations and Times
June 29 (8 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. & 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.)
National Jewish Medical and Research Center, 1400 Jackson Street, Conference Rooms, F-216, F-217, and F-218, Denver, Co., 80206.
June 30 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) and July 1 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Executive Tower Hotel, 1405 Curtis Street, Denver, Co., 80202. Phone: 1-800-525-6651.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend should contact Theresa Berry at (202) 219-8615 ext. 106, no later than June 22 to obtain appropriate accommodations.
Notice of this meeting appeared in the June 3, 1998, Federal Register.
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