[Federal Register Volume 76, Number 201 (Tuesday, October 18, 2011)]
[Pages 64353-64354]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2011-26867]



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

[Docket Number NIOSH-247]

Buy Quiet Workshop

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 public meeting.


SUMMARY: The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will be 
holding a two-day Buy Quiet Workshop. The Workshop is a National 
Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) activity jointly organized by the 
NORA Construction Sector and Manufacturing Sector Programs, and the 
NIOSH Hearing Loss Prevention Cross-sector Program. The purpose of the 
Workshop is to determine feasibility and functionality of Buy Quiet 
programs and to explore proactive steps to ensure successful 
implementation. The Workshop goal is to stimulate the wider adoption of 
current and future engineering noise controls on machinery and 
equipment and to motivate the development and implementation of Buy 
Quiet programs for the Construction and Manufacturing industries.
    Date and Time: November 9-10, 2011, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Eastern Standard 
    Place: Robert A. Taft Laboratories, Taft Auditorium, 4676 Columbia 
Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.

ADDRESSES: If interested in attending the meeting, please contact the 
NIOSH Docket Office at:
     Mail: NIOSH Docket Office, Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 
MS-C34, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 45226.
     Facsimile: (513) 533-8285.
     E-mail: [email protected].
     Telephone: (513) 533-8611.
    Free registration and information on the workshop can be found at 
    Security Considerations: Due to mandatory security clearance 
procedures at the Robert A. Taft Laboratories, in-person attendees must 
present valid government-issued picture identification to security 
personnel upon entering the parking lot.
    Non-U.S. Citizens: Because of CDC Security Regulations, any non-
U.S. citizen wishing to attend this meeting must provide the following 
information in writing to the NIOSH Docket Officer at the address below 
no later than October 21, 2011:
    1. Name:
    2. Gender:
    3. Date of Birth:
    4. Place of birth (city, province, state, country):
    5. Citizenship:
    6. Passport Number:
    7. Date of Passport Issue:
    8. Date of Passport Expiration:
    9. Type of Visa:
    10. U.S. Naturalization Number (if a naturalized citizen):
    11. U.S. Naturalization Date (if a naturalized citizen):
    12. Visitor's Organization:
    13. Organization Address:
    14. Organization Telephone Number:
    15. Visitor's Position/Title within the Organization:
    This information will be transmitted to the CDC Security Office for 

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Visitors will be notified as soon as approval has been obtained.
    Status: The meeting is open to the public, limited only by the 
space available. The meeting space accommodates approximately 100 

    Recommended Attendees: Purchasing agents and buyers of construction 
and manufacturing machinery and equipment who believe ``Buy Quiet'' 
programs can be effectively and efficiently woven into existing 
procurement processes.
    Construction and manufacturing employers who wish to investigate 
the cost effectiveness of ``Buy Quiet'' and determine how best to use 
the program to demonstrate best available engineering noise control 
technology is being deployed at their worksites.
    Noise control engineers, product designers and manufacturers 
wishing to learn how best to gather and present noise level information 
and to provide necessary information to their customers in support of 
``Buy Quiet'' programs.
    Other safety and health professionals and employee representatives 
who want to assist in bringing ``Buy Quiet'' programs into the 
    Format: Day one will provide presentations from invited speakers. 
Day two will combine presentations with break-out sessions and 
roundtable discussions. The break-outs and roundtable will provide 
participants the opportunity to share relevant experiences and 
aspirations on process techniques for implementation, incentives and 
barriers for implementation, and research to practice products and 

    Note: This workshop is not a sales event nor will exhibits of 
any kind be allowed. Any attendees who attempt to use this meeting 
for sales purposes will be asked to leave. This meeting is to 
explore methods for the development and implementation of ``Buy 
Quiet'' programs that meet the needs of the business community 
identified as part of the Construction and Manufacturing industry 

    Contact Person For More Information: Charles Hayden, NIOSH, MS-C27, 
Robert A. Taft Laboratories, 4676 Columbia Parkway, Cincinnati, Ohio 
45226, telephone (513) 533-8152, E-mail [email protected].

    Dated: October 12, 2011.
John Howard,
Director, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
[FR Doc. 2011-26867 Filed 10-17-11; 8:45 am]