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The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will meet April 9-10, 1997, in Washington, D.C., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.
Also, Dr. Michael Tapper, a physician who serves in the section of infectious diseases and hospital epidemiology at New York City's Lenox Hill Hospital, will be joining the committee as public representative. Selected by Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Donna E. Shalala to one of four committee slots allotted to HHS, Tapper is filling a vacant position. Tapper was nominated by the Society of Healthcare Epidemiology of America to fill a term that ends in June 1998.
Agenda items for the committee meeting include a brief overview of current OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) activities, regulatory and legislative updates, performance measurement issues, NIOSH response to the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) and reports from NACOSH work groups on performance measurement and ergonomics.
The meeting, which is open to the public, will begin at 9:00 a.m. each day in Room N3437 of the Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The April 9 session is scheduled to end at 4:00 p.m. and the April 10 meeting at 3:00 p.m.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, Directorate of Policy, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to committee members and included in the meeting records. An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at OSHA's Technical Data Center in Room N2625 of the Frances Perkins Building.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should contact Joanne Goodell at the above address. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear, and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address the committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the committee chair. For further information, Goodell can be reached at (202) 219-8021.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and who require special accomodations should contact Theresa Berry, OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, at the above address or telephone (202) 219-8615, or fax (202) 219-5986 at least one week before the meeting.
NACOSH was established under 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 advisory committee meeting was scheduled to appear in the March 12, 1997, Federal Register
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