News Release USDL: 97-67
Friday, February 28, 1997
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Construction Advisory Committee To Meet March 13-14
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet in
Washington March 13-14 to discuss construction activities and rulemakings,
the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.
Several ACCSH work groups will be convening prior to the full committee session as
well. Most sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. in the Frances Perkins Building, 200
Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The following sessions, all open to the public, are
||Safety and Health Program Standard Work Group
||Room C-5521, #4
||Scaffolds/Appendix B Work Group
||Room S-5215 C
||Residential Construction Project Work Group
||Room N-3437 A-B
||Health and Safety of Women in Construction Work Group
||Room C-5515 B
||Data Collection Work Group (afternoon only--2:00 p.m.-4:30 p.m.)
||Room C-5515 C
||Room S-4215 A-C
ACCSH will hear reviews of OSHA construction activities and National Institute for
Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) efforts. The group will
hear presentations on the application of OSHA's 1,3-butadiene standard to construction
employment and standards for cranes used in construction. Presentations on OSHA's efforts on
ergonomics, the agency's budget, Fiscal Year 1997 initiatives, interpretation of enforcement data,
the use of OSHA settlement agreements to improve employee protection and employee
training certification also are scheduled. Work groups will report, and the full committee
will discuss their findings.
Written data or views may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to the OSHA Office
of Public Affairs. Requests to make oral presentations should advise
the Office of Public Affairs of the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the
person will appear and the content of the presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address
ACCSH may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the committee chair.
Data and requests to speak should be sent to OSHA Public Affairs, Room N-3647,
200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Individuals with disabilities who wish to
attend any of the sessions and who require special accommodations should contact Theresa
Berry at the above address or telephone (202) 219-8615.
An official record of the full committee meeting will be available for public inspection at
the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
The 15-member Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health advises
OSHA on standards and policies designed to protect construction workers
from workplace hazards. ACCSH includes five representatives each of employers
and employees, two representatives of state government, two public representatives
and one federal representative. Members serve two-year terms.
Notice of the ACCSH meetings appeared in the Feb. 25, 1997 Federal Register.