OSHA's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will conduct a two-day meeting next week to discuss, among other initiatives, the agency’s Injury and Illness Prevention Programs. Throughout the summer, the agency conducted a series of stakeholder meetings devoted exclusively to soliciting input to help OSHA formulate an Injury and Illness Prevention Program rule. These meetings were held on June 3, 10, 29; July 20; and August 3. Next week’s meetings will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT on September 14 and 15 at the U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3437, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. In addition to discussing OSHA’s injury and illness prevention programs, the meeting will focus on the recent Gulf of Mexico oil spill response efforts.
Individuals interested in speaking at the meetings must submit a request beforehand. Information on how to make such a request can be found here. Interested parties may also submit comments to the NACOSH prior to the meeting. Comments may be delivered electronically through the federal eRulemaking portal: www.regulations.gov, or sent in triplicate to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Submissions of 10 pages or less may be faxed to the OSHA Docket Office at 202-693-1648. Submissions should include Docket No. OSHA-2010-0012.
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