meetingPELs, training and reemployment will be on the agenda at the upcoming meeting of the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).

OSHA has announced that a FACOSH meeting will be held on Dec. 1, 2011 in Washingtonton, D.C.

FACOSH advises the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. This includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to encourage federal agencies to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs.

The tentative agenda includes a report and recommendation from the Emerging Issues Subcommittee regarding its analysis of Permissible Exposure Limits applicable to Federal agencies; Training Subcommittee report and recommendations update; Protecting Our Workers and Ensuring Reemployment (POWER) end-of-year report; and Strategic Planning for charter period 2011 – 2013.

The Secretary of Labor recently renewed the council's charter for another two years.

The meeting will be held 2 - 4:30 p.m. in Room N-3437 A/B/C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at by Nov. 25.