OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health

Meeting, scheduled for May 7-8 in Washington, D.C., will cover a variety of topics.

April 15, 2014
CDR Staff
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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) May 7-8 in Washington, D.C. Work groups will meet May 7 and the full committee will meet May 8.

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 on occupational safety and health on construction standards and policy matters.

The full committee agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, updates on rulemaking projects from OSHA’s Directorate of Construction, a discussion on the proposed rule on Beryllium: Alternatives for Construction, updates to OSHA’s standard on eye and face protection in construction and proposed amendments and corrections to OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks standards. In addition, the committee will discuss items from the proposed Standards Improvement Project IV and a presentation on 29 CFR 1926, Subpart V, Power Transmission and Distribution.

Work groups and the full committee will meet in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. The following work groups will meet May 7: Health hazards, emerging issues and prevention through design, from 10 a.m. - noon; temporary workers, from 1-3 p.m.; and training and outreach, from 3:15-5:15 p.m.

The full committee meeting will be held from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., May 8. All meetings are open to the public.

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Comments also may be mailed or faxed. For more information, see the Federal Register notice. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by April 18, 2014.