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May 28, 2010
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

Promoting Injury and Illness Prevention Programs among issues
to be discussed at advisory committee meeting

WASHINGTON - OSHA will hold a National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) meeting June 8, 2010, in Washington, D.C., to discuss initiatives for protecting the safety and health of America's workers. The meeting's agenda will include, among other topics, examining ways to reach vulnerable and hard to reach workers, promoting injury and illness prevention programs and discussions on safety incentive programs.

NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 that has advised the Secretaries of Labor, and Health and Human Services for nearly 40 years on occupational safety and health issues such as emergency preparedness, site-specific targeting, hexavalent chromium, whistleblower protection, and continuing outreach to Latino workers.

The committee will meet in Room N-3437 A/B/C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. Individuals may submit comments and requests at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. If submitting comments by mail, send three copies to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. Submissions of 10 pages or less may be faxed to the OSHA Docket Office at 202-693-1648. Submissions should include the Docket No. OSHA-2010-0012. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by May 28, 2010.

For general information, contact Deborah Crawford, OSHA Directorate of Evaluation and Analysis, at 202-693-1932. Press inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Ashley, OSHA Office of Communications, 202-693-1999. Persons requiring special accommodations who wish to attend should contact Veneta Chatmon at 202-693-1999 or chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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