OSHA schedules meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health in February
Feb. 18, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health on Feb. 18, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
The tentative agenda includes updates on the:
- Presidential Initiatives that focus on workplace safety and health in federal agencies, and returning federal workers to work after on-the-job injuries/illnesses;
- Status of the 2014 report to the President on federal agencies’ occupational safety and health programs, and the agency request for information for the 2015 Report;
- Construction safety and health stand-down;
- Proposed OSHA safety and health management system guidelines; and
- FACOSH subcommittees.
Comments and requests to speak may be sent electronically to www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Additionally, submissions may be mailed or faxed; see the Federal Register notice for details. Submissions of comments, requests to speak and requests for special accommodation to attend the FACOSH meeting are due Feb. 11, 2016.
FACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to encourage each federal executive branch department and agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs.
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Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.