News Release USDL: 96-514
Thursday, December 12, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Construction Advisory Committee To Hold Open
Teleconference Meeting December 18, In Washington, D.C.
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
(ACCSH) will hold an open full committee meeting by
teleconference Wednesday, Dec. 18, 1996, at the Frances Perkins
Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW,
Room N3437 A and B, Washington, D.C.
The teleconference meeting will begin at 1 p.m. and end
about 3 p.m.
ACCSH provides continuing advice and recommendations to the
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) on matters
relating to safety and health in construction employment. OSHA
is seeking the advice and recommendations of ACCSH on how to
evaluate the practical application of OSHA's construction safety
and health standards to the residential construction industry.
The teleconference meeting will explore ways ACCSH can assist
OSHA, such as through the utilization of an ACCSH work group or
Due to scheduling difficulties, OSHA is unable to wait until
the regularly scheduled meeting of ACCSH in March 1997 to request
assistance. For the same reason, OSHA is unable to provide the
usual 15-day advance notice of this teleconference meeting.
However, a discussion of the teleconference meeting will take
place at the March 1997 ACCSH meeting.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify
Tom Hall, OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington,
D.C. 20210, telephone (202) 219-8615 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
Hall also may be contacted for additional information about
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 was published in
the Tuesday, Dec. 10, 1996, Federal Register.