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OSHA to Hold Emergency Response and Preparedness Meeting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) will hold a meeting of the Emergency Response and Preparedness Subcommittee on February 24-25, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Among other issues, the subcommittee will discuss potential elements of an emergency response and preparedness proposed rule, such as medical evaluation and fitness requirements, facility and equipment preparedness, vehicle preparedness and operation, pre-incident planning, emergency incident standard operating procedures, post-incident analysis, and program evaluation.

Both meetings will be held 9am-5pm in Room N-4437 at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20210. The meetings are open to the public. Individuals who would like to attend, submit comments, make an oral presentation, or need special accommodations to attend, should contact Bill Hamilton at [email protected] or 202-693-2077, by February 16, 2016.

NACOSH was established by the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise and make recommendations to the secretaries of labor, and health and human services on occupational safety and health programs, and policies and matters relating to the administration of the OSH Act.

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 ensure 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.

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