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June 17, 2009
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

Outreach, education regarding Influenza A (H1N1) among topics discussed at meeting of Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON -- The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration will convene a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) June 25, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Among the issues for discussion is OSHA outreach and education efforts related to the Influenza A (H1N1) virus.

The committee will meet from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., in Room C-5521, Conference Room 4, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.

Additional agenda topics include an update on the Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program; fiscal 2009 performance status of federal agencies in meeting the four goals of the Presidential Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative; progress on the federal agency injury and illness recordkeeping data collection effort; OSHA and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; and OSHA international coverage of executive branch federal civilian employees.

The committee advises the Secretary of Labor on occupational safety and health issues related to federal employees, including advice on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses within the federal workforce. FACOSH members also recommend methods for establishing and maintaining effective occupational safety and health programs in each federal department and agency.

For general information or to RSVP, contact Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA Office of Federal Agency Programs, at 202-693-2122 or e-mail ofap@dol.gov. Individuals who need special accommodations should contact Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA Office of Communications, at 202-693-1999.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, OSHA's role is to assure safe and healthful working conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; and providing training, outreach and education. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

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