OSHA plans Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health meeting

With the Secretary of Labor renewing the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) for another two years, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has announced it will hold a FACOSH meeting on December 1, 2011.

At the meeting, the council will discuss matters relating to the safety and health of federal employees. Topics will include how to keep the number of injuries and illnesses to a minimum in the federal workforce and ways to encourage federal agencies to implement safety and health programs. Issues discussed at the meeting will be used to better advise the Secretary of Labor.

At the event, the Emerging Issue Subcommittee will give its report and recommendations concerning the group's assessment of Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs) for Federal agencies, which includes relevant safety products for respiratory protection, among other topics.

The meeting is open to the public, and any persons interested in taking part are encouraged to submit a request to speak. Other comments or pertinent data may also be submitted, with an emphasis on the council's Strategic Planning for 2011-2013 discussion desired.  

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