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May 16, 2008
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OSHA announces meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced that the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet on May 29, 2008, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Washington, D.C. The meeting will be held in Rooms N-3437A-D at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

The tentative agenda includes presentations on issues regarding:
  • Public and municipal employees
  • Global harmonization
  • Aging workforce
  • Motor vehicle safety
  • Worklife Initiative
The committee advises the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters related to the administration of the OSH Act of 1970.

Written comments and requests to make oral presentations may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. If submitting by mail, hand delivery or courier service, include three copies of submissions to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; telephone 202-693-2350. Submissions that do not exceed 10 pages will be accepted via facsimile in the OSHA Docket Office at 202-693-1648. Please reference Docket No. OSHA-2008-0002 and the agency name on all submissions and materials.

Presentation requests should specify the amount of time desired, the interest represented (e.g., organization name) and a brief outline of the presentation. Requests to speak will be granted by the Committee Chairperson as time permits. For general information, contact Deborah Crawford, OSHA Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis, at 202-693-1932 or crawford.deborah@dol.gov. For special accommodations, contact Veneta Chatmon, OSHA Communications, at 202-693-1999 or chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.

Notice of the NACOSH meeting appears in the May 16 Federal Register.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHAs role is to promote the safety and health of Americas 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.


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