Issuance of Final Guidance Publication, 78963 [2013-31063]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 249 / Friday, December 27, 2013 / Notices tkelley on DSK3SPTVN1PROD with NOTICES February 5, 2014 with the NIOSH Docket Office. Individuals wishing to speak during the meeting may sign up when registering with the NIOSH Docket Office no later than February 5, 2014, at 513/533–8611 or by email at nioshdocket@cdc.gov. Those who have not signed up to present in advance may be allowed to present at the meeting if time allows. Persons wanting to provide oral comments will be permitted up to 20 minutes. If additional time becomes available, presenters will be notified. Oral comments given at the meeting must also be submitted to the docket in writing in order to be considered by the Agency. Priority for attendance will be given to those providing oral comments. Other requests to attend the meeting will then be accommodated on a first-come basis. Unreserved walk-in attendees will not be admitted due to security clearance requirements. Purpose of the Meeting: To discuss and obtain comments on the draft document, ‘‘Criteria for a Recommended Standard: Occupational Exposure to Heat and Hot Environments’’. Special emphasis will be placed on discussion of the following: Overall Questions (1) Is worker acclimatization clearly explained and presented? (2) Are there any additional recommendations that should be made? (3) Is there any additional information on hydration that should be considered? (4) Are there any additional risk factors for heat-related illnesses that should be discussed? (5) Are there any additional examples of auxiliary body cooling and protective clothing that should be included? (6) Are there any additional research needs that should be mentioned? (7) Are there any additional references that should be included? Written comments will be accepted at the meeting. Written comments may also be submitted by any of the following methods: • Federal eRulemaking Portal: http:// www.regulations.gov. Follow the instructions for submitting comments. • Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, MS C–34, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226. All material submitted to the Agency should reference the agency name and docket number (CDC–2013–0025; NIOSH–266). All electronic comments should be formatted as Microsoft Word. Please make reference to CDC–2013– 0025 and Docket Number NIOSH–266. All information received in response to this notice will be available for public VerDate Mar<15>2010 23:48 Dec 26, 2013 Jkt 232001 examination and copying at the NIOSH Docket Office, Room 109, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio, 45226. Background: Workers who are exposed to extreme heat or work in hot environments may be at risk of heat stress. Exposure to extreme heat can result in occupational illnesses and injuries. Heat stress can result in heatrelated illnesses such as heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps, or heat rashes. Heat can also increase the risk of injuries in workers as it may result in sweaty palms, fogged-up safety glasses, and dizziness. Burns may also occur as a result of accidental contact with hot surfaces or steam. Workers at risk of heat stress include outdoor workers and workers in hot environments such as firefighters, bakery workers, farmers, construction workers, miners, boiler room workers, factory workers, and others. In 1986, NIOSH published a Criteria Document on hot environments [DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 86–113] http:// www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/86-113/86113.pdf which identified many of the effects of heat, provided information on appropriate measuring techniques, and made recommendations for occupational standards, prevention and control. In recent years, including during the oil spill response of 2010, questions were raised regarding whether this document needed to be updated with additional research and findings. Recent literature was reviewed to determine areas that needed updating and revision. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Brenda Jacklitsch, Phone: (513) 533– 8369, Email: GWE6@CDC.GOV, NIOSH, MS–C32, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226. Dated: December 20, 2013. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–31066 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–19–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [Docket Number CDC–2013–0001, NIOSH 134–B] Issuance of Final Guidance Publication National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health AGENCY: PO 00000 Frm 00154 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 78963 (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). ACTION: Notice of issuance of final guidance publication. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), announces the availability of the following publication: ‘‘Protecting the Nanotechnology Workforce: NIOSH Nanotechnology Research and Guidance Strategic Plan 2013–2016’’ [NIOSH 2014–106]. ADDRESSES: This document may be obtained at: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/ docs/2014-106/. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Geraci, NIOSH Nanotechnology Research Center, Education and Information Division, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, telephone (513)533–8339. SUMMARY: Dated: December 20, 2013. John Howard, Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. [FR Doc. 2013–31063 Filed 12–26–13; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4163–18–P DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Subcommittee on Procedures Review, Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health (ABRWH), National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) In accordance with section 10(a)(2) of the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Pub. L. 92–463), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the following meeting for the aforementioned subcommittee: Time and Date: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Eastern Time, February 13, 2014. Place: Audio Conference Call via FTS Conferencing. The USA toll-free, dial-in number is 1–866–659–0537 and the pass code is 9933701. Status: Open to the public, without a verbal public comment period. The public is welcome to submit written comments in advance of the meeting, to the contact person below. Written comments received in advance of the meeting will be included in the official record of the meeting. The public is also welcome to listen to the meeting by joining the teleconference at the USA toll- E:\FR\FM\27DEN1.SGM 27DEN1

Agencies

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 249 (Friday, December 27, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Page 78963]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-31063]


-----------------------------------------------------------------------

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number CDC-2013-0001, NIOSH 134-B]


Issuance of Final Guidance Publication

AGENCY: National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) 
of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Department of 
Health and Human Services (HHS).

ACTION: Notice of issuance of final guidance publication.

-----------------------------------------------------------------------

SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 
announces the availability of the following publication: ``Protecting 
the Nanotechnology Workforce: NIOSH Nanotechnology Research and 
Guidance Strategic Plan 2013-2016'' [NIOSH 2014-106].

ADDRESSES: This document may be obtained at: http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2014-106/.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Charles Geraci, NIOSH Nanotechnology 
Research Center, Education and Information Division, Robert A. Taft 
Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, OH 45226, telephone 
(513)533-8339.

    Dated: December 20, 2013.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-31063 Filed 12-26-13; 8:45 am]
BILLING CODE 4163-18-P