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News Release USDL: 96-81
Tuesday, March 5, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151

Nacosh Workgroup On Chemical Hazard To Meet March 20-21 At Labor Department In Washington

The workgroup on chemical hazard communication of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet March 20-21 at the U.S. Department of Labor in Washington, D.C.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has asked NACOSH to provide recommendations on simplifying material safety data sheets (MSDSs), reducing paperwork, improving worker training and revising OSHA enforcement policies so they focus on the most serious hazards.

The meeting is open to the public and will be held in N3437 A-D in the Department of Labor building, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on March 20 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 21. The meeting was previously announced in the Nov. 15, 1995, Federal Register but a second day has been added.

Presentations will be made by specialists on label comprehension, electronic access systems, training programs, and the experience of the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) in developing standards for preparation of MSDSs and labeling of hazardous industrial chemicals.

The final product of the workgroup is expected to be submitted to the full NACOSH this summer.

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the workgroup may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., telephone (202) 219-8021, ext. 107.

Submissions will be provided to workgroup members and will be included in the record of the meeting.

Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should call Tom Hall at (202) 219-8615 a week before the meeting.

The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health was established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the act.

Notice of the workgroup meeting will be published in the Thursday, March 7, 1996, Federal Register.


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