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November 29, 2011
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Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA will hold meeting of the National Advisory Committee on
Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) Dec. 14-15, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee established under the OSH Act of 1970 that has advised the Secretaries of Labor, and Health and Human Services for nearly 40 years on worker safety and health issues.

The tentative agenda includes remarks from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and the Director for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Work Group reports; and discussions on electronic health records and prevention through design. A final agenda will be made available on the NACOSH website.

The Injury and Illness Prevention Programs and the Recordkeeping Work Groups will meet December 14 from 9 a.m. - noon, and report back to the full committee on the December 15. NIOSH officials will also make presentations to the committee on the afternoon of December 14. Official presentations from Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels and NIOSH will be made when the full committee meets on December 15, from 9 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Committee and Work Group meetings will be held in Room S-4215 A/B/C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210.

Individuals interested in submitting comments or requests to speak may do so electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be made via mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by December 7.

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 ensure 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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