Federal Registers - Table of Contents
• Publication Date: 09/28/1995
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 60:50218-50219
• Title: National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; HazCom Workgroup Meeting

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health; HazCom Workgroup Meeting

Notice is hereby given that a workgroup of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH), established under section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 646) to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Act, will meet on October 19 and 20, 1995, in S4215 A-C of the Department of Labor Building located at 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. each day lasting until approximately 4:30 p.m. on October 19 and 2:30 p.m. on October 20.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has asked NACOSH to form a workgroup to identify ways to improve chemical hazard communication and the right to know in the workplace. OSHA has asked the Committee to provide OSHA with recommendations in approximately six months to simplify material safety data sheets, reduce the amount of required paperwork, improve the effectiveness of worker training, and revise enforcement policies so that they focus on the most serious hazards. Four members of NACOSH have been assigned to the HazCom Workgroup which will be assisted by a variety of specialists in all aspects of hazard communication. In addition, two of the workgroup meetings will be devoted to hearing from representatives of labor organizations, employers, and the public. The workgroup will meet approximately once a month for several months and will prepare draft recommendations which will be submitted to the full committee for its deliberation in public session.

The agenda for the morning of October 19 will include a review of issues to be covered by the HazCom Workgroup and the confirmation of dates and agenda items for the remaining workgroup meetings. Beginning at 1:00 p.m. on October 19