OSHA’s Secretary of Labor, Hilda L Solis announced a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Health and Safety to be held on June 19 and 20 in Washington. Three new members will be appointed, and 5 re-appointed. The members appointed hold a two-year term.

Some of the topics to be discussed are the newly implemented globally harmonized system, a presentation on OSHA’s fall prevention campaign, and NACOSH’s work group reports. On June 19, injury and illness prevention programs, along with record keeping will meet at 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. New effectiveness measures work group established to provide with NACOSH will be held at 3:30 p.m. EDT.To view the final agenda, visit http://www.osha.gov/dop/nacosh/nacosh.html.

Since 1970 when it was first established, NACOSH has 40 years of experience on advising the secretaries of labor and health and human services. They hold meetings twice year. After this meeting, the Advisory Committee will consist of a total of 12 members.

Since NACOSH’s meetings are public, anyone is welcomed to submit comments or requests. The entries have a 10-page limit and everything should be sent by June 11. There a several ways you can submit your comments and input:

  • Visit www.regulations.gov
  • Fax to OSHA Docket Office at 202-693-1648
  • Mail to OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0019, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW., Washington, D.C. 20210

To view additional information on the meeting, visit http://www.osha.gov/pls/oshaweb/owadisp.show_document?p_table=FEDERAL_REGISTER&p_id=22967.