News Release USDL: 96-122
Wednesday, March 27, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
Committee On Construction Safety And Health To Meet
The Advisory Committee and workgroups
on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
will meet April 9-10 in Washington, D.C.
for briefings on Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA)
The meetings are open to the public
and will begin at 9 a.m. on April 9 and
at 8:30 a.m. on April 10. They will
conclude at about 5 p.m. on April 9 and
noon on April 10, and will be held in
Room N-3437 A-D at the Frances Perkins
Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington.
On April 9, OSHA will brief the
committee on the status of standards-related
activities for construction. In particular,
the agency will report on the draft final
rule for scaffolds (subpart L); the
deliberations of the Steel Erection
Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee;
and the status of rulemaking efforts
regarding fall protection (subpart M),
safety and health programs, confined
spaces, powered industrial trucks
and hazard communication.
In addition, OSHA will brief the
committee on the activities of OSHA's
Directorate of Construction and on
pertinent legislative, compliance and
paperwork reduction issues.
In the afternoon, the work groups
on musculoskeletal disorders, safety
and health programs, confined spaces
health and safety for women in construction
will meet from about
On April 10, the agency will report
on the development of guidelines for
OSHA Partnership programs. In addition,
the work groups will report back to the
full advisory committee and the full
committee will discuss the work group reports.
Written data, views or comments may
be submitted, preferably with 20 copies,
to the OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs,
Room N-3647, Occupational Safety and
Health Administration (OSHA), 200
Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC,
20210, telephone (202) 219-8615. Any
such submissions received prior to the
meeting will be provided to the members
of the committee and will be included in
the record of the meeting. That record
will be available for inspection at the
OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625,
telephone (202) 219-7894.
Anyone who wishes 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 include a brief
outline of the content of the presentation.
Persons will be allowed to speak, as time
permits, at the discretion of the
chairman of the advisory committee.
Individuals with disabilities who
wish to attend the meeting should contact
Tom Hall at the OSHA Division of Consumer
Affairs. Persons wishing additional
information should also contact him
at (202) 219-8615.
Notice of the committee meetings
as published in the Thursday, March
14, 1996, Federal Register.