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News Release USDL: 96-251
Thursday, June 27, 1996
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming (202) 219-8151

NACOSH Workgroup On Hazard Communication To Hold Final Meeting July 23-24

The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) workgroup on hazard communication (HazCom) will meet in Washington to review and complete its report July 23-24, the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.

The workgroup was formed to recommend ways to simplify material safety data sheets, reduce paperwork associated with the hazard communication standard, improve the effectiveness of worker training and revise enforcement policies to focus on the most serious hazards. The meeting, which is open to the public, will run from 10 a.m. until approximately 4 p.m. on July 23 and, if necessary, from 8:30 a.m. to no later than 3 p.m. on July 24 in Room N4437 B-D of the Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C.

The entire meeting will be devoted to completing a report on improving OSHA's hazard communication program for presentation to the full committee and submission to OSHA. Since the report is near completion, written data, views or comments may be submitted and included in the record but cannot be incorporated in the final report.

For further information or to submit material (preferably with 20 copies), contact Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone (202) 219-8021, extension 107.

NACOSH was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the secretaries of labor and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs and policies. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.

Notice of the final HazCom workgroup meeting is scheduled to appear in today's Federal Register.


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