Trade News Release
August 17, 1999
CONTACT: Bill Wright
PHONE: (202) 693-1999
NACOSH PUBLIC MEETING SET FOR SEPTEMBER IN WASHINGTON
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) is scheduled to meet in Washington Sept. 21-22, and will continue its review and study of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's standards development process, OSHA announced today.
The committee will focus on the role of professional associations and consensus standards setting organizations in the standards development process. OSHA has invited representatives from five consensus standards setting organizations and five professional associations related to occupational safety and health to participate in panel discussions.
The committee will also hear a brief overview on current OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) activities. Finally, discussions of OSHA training and NIOSH's surveillance activities, in addition to workgroup reports, are also scheduled.
NACOSH was established by authority of 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. Members of the 12-person advisory committee are chosen on the basis of their knowledge and experience in occupational safety and health.
The two-day meeting will be held in Room N3437 A-D at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. On Sept. 21, the meeting begins at 1 p.m. and is scheduled to last until approximately 5 p.m. The meeting will commence at 9 a.m. on Sept. 22, and conclude at approximately 4 p.m.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted to Joanne Goodell, OSHA, Room N3641, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Twenty copies are requested. Submissions received prior to the meeting will be included in the record. For more information, Goodell can be reached at (202) 693-2400.
Individuals with disabilities wishing to attend any of the sessions and who require special accommodations should contact Theresa Berry by calling (202) 693-1999 not later than Sept. 14.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at the OSHA
Docket Office, Room N2625. Contact the Docket Office at (202) 693-2350.
Notice of the NACOSH meeting appears in the Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1999, Federal Register.
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