November 30, 2016
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health, Dec. 14, 2016, in Washington, D.C. The NACOSH Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Professionals Pipeline Work Group will meet Dec. 13.
The tentative agenda for the committee meeting includes: NACOSH’s consideration of the draft regulatory text and report that OSHA requested the NACOSH Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee to develop; an update on OSHA initiatives from Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels; remarks from National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Director Dr. John Howard; and a report from the NACOSH OSH Professionals Pipeline Work Group.
The work group will continue discussions on promoting careers in occupational safety and health and growing the next generation of OSH professionals. The work group will also hear from NIOSH about their programs and initiatives in this area.
NACOSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., December 14, in Room N-4437, Conference Rooms A – D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20210. Some committee members may attend by teleconference. The work group will meet from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Dec. 13, in the same room. Both meetings are open to the public. Comments and requests to speak at the NACOSH meeting may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. The deadline for submitting comments and requests to speak is Dec. 7, 2016.
NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the Occupational Safety and Health Act including regulatory, research, compliance assistance and enforcement issues.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.