OSHA Announces Construction Advisory Committee Meeting

OSHA’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet Dec. 9-10 in Washington, D.C. In conjunction with the ACCSH, committee work groups, including the newly established Injury and Illness Prevention Program work group, will meet Dec. 7-8.

The agenda for the ACCSH meeting includes remarks from Assistant Secretary of Labor for OSHA David Michaels and the directorate of construction, updates on Injury and Illness Prevention Program rulemaking and the Severe Violators Enforcement Program and ACCSH work group reports.

The Injury and Illness Prevention Program work group will hold its first meeting at 1-3 p.m., Dec. 7. The other ACCSH work groups that will meet include Silica and Other Construction Health Hazards, Green Jobs, Diversity – Women in Construction, Multilingual Issues, Nailguns, Training and Education and Prevention by Design.

Established as a continuing advisory committee under the Construction Safety Act of 1969, ACCSH and the assistant secretary have consulted for nearly 40 years on construction safety issues such as women in construction, recordkeeping, crane safety and safety and health resources for Latino construction workers.

ACCSH and its work group meetings are open to the public and will be held in Room N-3437, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The full committee will meet from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.,

Written comments, requests to address the committee, and speaker presentations must be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, via mail or fax by Nov. 30. For general information, contact Mr. Francis Dougherty, OSHA Directorate of Construction, 202-693-2020.

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