WASHINGTON — The Occupational Safety and Health Administration has scheduled a meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) Dec. 14-15, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee established under the OSH Act of 1970 that has advised the Secretaries of Labor, and Health and Human Services for nearly 40 years on worker safety and health issues.

The tentative agenda includes remarks from the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health and the Director for the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Work Group reports; and discussions on electronic health records and prevention through design. A final agenda will be made available on the NACOSH website.

The Injury and Illness Prevention Programs and the Recordkeeping Work Groups will meet Dec. 14 from 9 a.m. – noon, and report back to the full committee on Dec. 15. NIOSH officials will also make presentations to the committee on the afternoon of Dec. 14. Official presentations from Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels and NIOSH will be made when the full committee meets on Dec. 15, from 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Committee and Work Group meetings will be held in Room S-4215 A/B/C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, DC 20210.

Individuals interested in submitting comments or requests to speak may do so electronically at www.regulations.gov. Submissions may also be made via mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Dec. 7.

For more information, visi www.osha.gov.