Trade News Release
Friday, January 28, 2000
Contact: Bill Wright
Phone: (202) 693-1999
OSHA CONSTRUCTION ADVISORY COMMITTEE TO MEET FEBRUARY 17 IN CHICAGO
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet in Chicago on Feb. 17, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.
The 15-member ACCSH was established under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor and Secretary of Health and Human Services on occupational safety and health programs and policies that affect the construction industry. Agenda items for the meeting will include:
* Remarks by OSHA Administrator Charles N. Jeffress
* Work Group Updates
-- Musculoskeletal Disorders
-- Fall Protection
-- Process Safety Management
* Open Forum
The full committee will meet at the Holiday Inn O'Hare International, 5440 North River Road in Rosemont, Ill., from 8 a.m. until noon on Feb. 17. ACCSH work groups will meet at the hotel from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Feb. 14. Those groups are scheduled as follows:
* Fall Protection; 8-10 a.m
* Multi-employer citation policy; 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
* Sanitation; 1-3 p.m.
* Musculoskeletal Disorders; 3:15-5:15 p.m.
The Training work group is scheduled to meet on Feb. 16 at the OSHA Training Institute, 1555 Times Drive, Des Plaines, Ill.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted to the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Twenty copies are requested. Submissions received prior to the meeting will be included in the record.
Persons wanting to make an oral presentation should notify OSHA at the above address. The request must state the amount of time desired, the interest the person represents, and provide a brief outline of the presentation. Such requests will be granted, as time permits, at the discretion of the committee chair.
Individuals with disabilities wanting to attend any of the sessions and who require special accommodations should contact Veneta Chatmon at the above address or telephone (202) 693-1999 not later than Feb. 1, 2000.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at the OSHA
Docket Office, Room N2625. Contact the Docket Office at (202) 693-2350.
Notice of this ACCSH meeting was published in the Jan. 26 Federal Register.
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The text of this news release is on the Internet World Wide Web at http://www.osha.gov. Information on this news release will be made available to sensory impaired individuals upon request. Voice phone: (202) 693-1999.