OSHA Meeting on Construction Safety and Health

Words: Dan KamysOSHA Meeting on Construction Safety and Health



The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Dec. 13-16, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The agency also is accepting nominations to serve on the committee.

ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on construction standards and policy matters.

ACCSH meetings will be held in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The agenda includes an update on OSHA’s construction enforcement and outreach efforts, rule-making projects, a presentation from the Seattle Tunnel and Rail Team; ACCSH’s consideration of, and recommendations on a direct final rule/proposed rule to update personal protective equipment standards on head protection for construction work and a proposed rule on Standards Improvement Project IV; and a presentation from the Office Engineering Services on sewage treatment plant failure.

The full committee will meet 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Dec. 15, and 8 a.m. to noon, Dec. 16. Work Groups will meet Dec. 13-14. The following ACCSH Work Groups will meet on Dec. 13, 2011: Backing Operations, 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m.; Prevention through Design, 1 to 3 p.m. and; Construction Health Hazard 3:10 to 5:10 p.m. Work Groups meeting on Dec. 14, 2011 include: Reinforced Concrete in Construction, 8 to 10 a.m.; Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, 10:10 a.m. to 12:10 p.m. and; Multilingual Issues, Diversity, Women in Construction, 1 to 3 p.m.

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Dec. 2, 2011.

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