H1N1 Among Topics Planned for Upcoming Federal Advisory Council Meeting

OSHA will convene a meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH) on June 25, 2009, in Washington, D.C. Among the issues for discussion is OSHA outreach and education efforts related to the Influenza A (H1N1) virus.

The committee will meet from 1:30-5 p.m., in Room C-5521, Conference Room 4, Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.

Additional agenda topics include an update on the Federal Agency Targeting Inspection Program; fiscal 2009 performance status of federal agencies in meeting the four goals of the Presidential Safety, Health and Return-to-Employment (SHARE) Initiative; progress on the federal agency injury and illness recordkeeping data collection effort; OSHA and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009; and OSHA international coverage of executive branch federal civilian employees.

The committee advises the Secretary of Labor on occupational safety and health issues related to federal employees, including advice on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses within the federal workforce. FACOSH members also recommend methods for establishing and maintaining effective occupational safety and health programs in each federal department and agency.

For general information or to RSVP, contact Francis Yebesi, OSHA Office of Federal Agency Programs, at 202-693-2122 or e-mail ofap@dol.gov.

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