[ RadSafe ] OSHA Seeks Input from Sstakeholders on Ionizing Radiation

Jim Hardeman Jim_Hardeman at dnr.state.ga.us
Mon Apr 2 12:42:07 CDT 2007

OSHA Seeks Input From Stakeholders on Ionizing Radiation 

Agency Announces Dates of Final Two Meetings

    WASHINGTON, April 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Occupational
and Health Administration (OSHA) invites the public to participate in
final two informal stakeholder meetings on Occupational Exposure to
Ionizing Radiation in a Federal Register Notice published March 30,
These planned meetings continue OSHA's information collection efforts
will add to the information obtained under the Request for Information
published on May 5, 2005.
    "These meetings are an exceptional opportunity for us to hear from
stakeholders and exchange data, share ideas and varying points of view
how to work safely with sources of ionizing radiation," said Assistant
Secretary of Labor for OSHA, Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.
    The next stakeholder meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00
on April 19, 2007, at the Crowne Plaza Chicago O'Hare Hotel, 5440
River Road, Rosemont, Ill., 60018. This meeting will cover accelerator
    The final meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on April
2007, at the Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, 200
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The meeting will cover
uses of ionizing radiation for security activities.
    OSHA requests the public be prepared to discuss the following
regarding occupational exposure to ionizing radiation in their
industry/occupation: uses of ionizing radiation, controls utilized to
minimize exposure and available exposure data and training.
    Those who wish to participate in a stakeholder meeting must notify
by e-mail at navas.liset at dol.gov, FAX at (202) 693-1678, or by mail to
Liset Navas, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, Occupational Safety
Health Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N3718, 200
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210 no later than April
    Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers
responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their
employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's
working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing
training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and
encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and
For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov ( http://www.osha.gov/
    U.S. Labor Department releases are accessible on the Internet
athttp://www.dol.gov ( http://www.dol.gov/ ). The information in this
news release will be made
available in alternate format upon request (large print, Braille,
or disc) from the COAST office. Please specify which news release when
placing your request at (202) 693-7828 or TTY (202) 693-7755. The U.S.
Department of Labor is committed to providing America's employers and
employees with easy access to understandable information on how to
with its laws and regulations. For more information, please
visithttp://www.dol.gov/compliance.URL =
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