News Release USDL: 96-459
Thursday, October 31, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Construction Advisory Committee To Meet Nov.12-13 In
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
(ACCSH) will meet on Nov. 12-13 at the Frances Perkins Building,
U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room
N-3437A-D, Washington, D.C., the Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) announced.
The meetings of the full committee are open to the public
and will begin at 9 a.m. on both days. They will conclude at
approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 12 and at approximately noon on Nov.
On Nov. 12, OSHA will update the committee on activities of
the Directorate of Construction, make a statistical presentation
and brief ACCSH on the recently issued final rule for scaffolds
(subpart L). The agency will also describe the status of its
efforts regarding the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking
Advisory Committee (SENRAC), the draft proposed rule for fall
protection (subpart M), confined spaces in construction, safety
and health programs, the applicability of generic construction
standards to the residential construction industry, voluntary
protection programs, the emergency exit standard, and the list of
chemicals for process safety management. In addition, the
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and
the OSHA Training Institute will describe their recent
After a lunch break, there will be presentations on federal
procurement requirements, from about 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On Nov. 13, the work group on Health and Safety for Women in
Construction will report back to the full advisory committee.
The full committee will discuss the report from the work group,
as well as federal procurement requirements and the activities of
the OSHA-approved state occupational safety and health programs.
In addition, OSHA will report on the agency's FY 1997 budget,
outline OSHA's FY 1997 objectives, and indicate what assistance
the agency will need from ACCSH.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably
with 20 copies, to Tom Hall, OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs,
Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210,
telephone (202) 219-8615. Submissions received prior to the
meeting will be provided to committee members and included in the
meeting record. An official record of the meeting will be
available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room
N-2625, telephone (202) 219-7894.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify
the Division of Consumer Affairs before the meeting. The request
should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which
the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the
presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address the
committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the
discretion of the committee chair.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting
and who require special accommodations also should contact Tom
Hall at the Division of Consumer Affairs address or telephone
An official record of the meeting will be available for
public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625,
telephone (202) 219-7894.
The 15-member advisory committee advises OSHA on standards
and policies designed to protect construction workers from
workplace hazards. ACCSH consists of 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 advisory committee meeting will appear in the
Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, Federal Register.