Federal Registers - Table of Contents
• Publication Date: 08/29/1996
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 61:45459-45460
• Title: Occupational Exposure to Metalworking Fluids


Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. H-372]

RIN 1218-AB58

Occupational Exposure to Metalworking Fluids

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION: Notice of intent to form a Standards Advisory Committee; Request for committee membership nominations.

SUMMARY: OSHA announces its intent to establish a Standards Advisory Committee ("the Committee") to make recommendations regarding a proposed rule for occupational exposure to metalworking fluids under Sections 6(b)(1) and 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970. The Committee will consist of a maximum of 15 members and will include a cross-section of individuals representing the following affected interests: industry; labor; federal and state safety and health organizations; professional organizations; and national standards-setting groups. OSHA invites interested parties to submit nominations for membership on the Committee.

DATES: Nominations for membership must be postmarked by September 30, 1996.

ADDRESSES: Nominations for membership on the Committee should be sent to: OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor, Directorate of Health Standards Programs, Metalworking Fluids Project Officer, Rm. N-3718, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ann Cyr, Acting Director, OSHA, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, Rm N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210; Telephone: (202) 219-8151.


I. Background

The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace & Agricultural Implement Workers of America (UAW) petitioned OSHA to take emergency regulatory action to protect workers from the risks of occupational cancers and respiratory illnesses due to exposure to metalworking fluids (Exhibit #1). Subs