The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced on May 24, 2012 it will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) June 19-20 in Washington. Three new committee members and five re-appointed members, Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently appointed, will join four other members at the meeting.
NACOSH has been serving as an advisory panel to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on worker safety issues since its establishment under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
The meeting will include discussions led by the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health and the director for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Injury and illness prevention programs and the new effectiveness measures that have been established by OSHA will be discussed, as well as globally harmonized systems (GHS) and emerging issues. OSHA's fall prevention campaign will also be presented.
OSHA's Fall Prevention Campaign offers three simple steps to help reduce falls, including planning ahead for working from heights, providing workers with appropriate safety products, such as hard hats, safety glasses, and fall protection, and training workers to use safety equipment properly.