Trade News Release
Friday, April 9, 1999
Contact: Jeff Ezell (202) 693-1999
NACOSH TO CONTINUE EXAMINING OSHA'S REGULATORY PROCESSES
The National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will continue reviewing the standard-setting and regulatory processes of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) at its next public meeting May 11-12 in Washington, D.C.
The committee will focus on OSHA's entire rulemaking process outlined in section 6(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. This discussion will include negotiated rulemaking and the use of standards advisory committees, offering the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Committee and the current Metalworking Fluids Standards Advisory Committee as examples.
NACOSH has invited key players in each of these regulatory areas to participate in a panel discussion on May 12. These people include representatives from industry and labor, employers, health and safety professionals, as well as OSHA and National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) officials. The committee invites the public to submit comments.
Other agenda items include:
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.
The meeting will be held in Room S-4215 A-C at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W. On May 11, it will begin at 1 p.m. and last until approximately 5 p.m. The meeting on the second day, May 12, will run from 8:30 a.m. to approximately 4 p.m.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Joanne Goodell, OSHA, Room N-3641, 200 Constitution Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210; or phone 202-693-2400. Any submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the members of the committee and included in the meeting's record.
Due to the need to cover a wide variety of subjects, there is usually insufficient time on the agenda for the public to address the committee orally. However, any such request will be considered by the chair. Any person making such a request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person would appear and a brief outline of the presentation's content.
Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations should contact Theresa Berry at 202-693-1999, at least one week prior to the meeting.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection in the OSHA Technical Data Center (TDC) located in Room N-2625 of the Department of Labor building. The phone number is 202-693-2350.
Notice of the NACOSH meeting is published in the April 9, 1999, Federal Register.
The text of this news release is on the Internet at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: 202-693-1999.