[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 35 (Thursday, February 21, 2013)]
[Pages 12065-12066]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-03925]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health Personal 
Protective Technology for Pesticide Handlers: Stakeholder Meeting

AGENCY: The 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 public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
announces the following public meeting: ``Pesticide Handler Personal 
Protective Technology Stakeholder Meeting''.
    Stakeholder Meeting Time and Date:

4 p.m.-6 p.m. EDT, March 25, 2013 [Optional]
8 a.m.-6 p.m. EDT, March 26, 2013.
    Place: NIOSH, Patriots Plaza 1, 395 E. Street, SW., Room 9000, 
Washington, DC 20201. This meeting will also be accessible remotely 
through Live Meeting with advanced registration.
    Purpose of the Meeting: This meeting is being held to motivate and 
educate pesticide handlers and pesticide workers to use best pesticide 
personal protective equipment practices. This stakeholder meeting 
allows NIOSH to facilitate focused communication and exchange ideas and 
solutions between key stakeholder groups. Stakeholder feedback is 
sought to provide input to future updates of the NIOSH Personal

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Protective Technology program research agenda.
    Day 1, March 25th, 2013 (4 a.m.-6 p.m.) is optional. This first day 
includes informal introductions and discussions of partnering 
opportunities and on-going collaborations.
    Day 2, March 26, 2013 (8 a.m.-6 p.m.) will include formal sessions 
on potential health effects of pesticide exposure, work safety culture, 
and the use and limitations of storytelling to motivate safer and 
healthier work practices. Pesticide handlers and pesticide workers will 
share their personal stories. The afternoon session will include an 
update from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
    This meeting will also include interactive sessions involving an 
expert panel in which stakeholders will brainstorm ways to 
collaboratively promote wide-spread adoption of best practices.
    Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the 
space available. The meeting room accommodates 33 people. This meeting 
will also be available to participants at 100 locations via Live 
Meeting. Live Meeting participants can simultaneously listen, speak, 
and view presentations via a telephone call and Internet connection.
    Registration will be accepted on a first come first served basis. 
Registration to participate in person is available on the NIOSH NPPTL 
Web site: www.cdc.gov/niosh/npptl.
    Registration to participate via Live Meeting is available at: 
https://www.livemeeting.com/lrs/1100003614/Registration.aspx?pageName=lx5wbfv03vl92kzj. Preregistration is 
required for both remote and in-person attendees.
    An email confirming registration will be sent from NIOSH and will 
include details needed to participate. A government-issued photo ID 
will be required to obtain entrance to Patriots Plaza for those who 
will attend in-person. Non-US citizens must be cleared in advance. This 
clearance takes a minimum of 30 days.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Dr. Kimberly Faulkner, Epidemiologist, 
NIOSH NPPTL at [email protected], telephone (412) 386-6111, 
fax (412) 386-6617.

Dated: February 14, 2013.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2013-03925 Filed 2-20-13; 8:45 am]