[Federal Register Volume 80, Number 209 (Thursday, October 29, 2015)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2015-27525]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2015-0002]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Announcement of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and
Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Workgroup Meetings and Request for Nominations
for Membership on ACCSH.
SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet December 2, 2015, in Washington, DC. In
conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet December
1, 2015. OSHA also announces the Assistant Secretary of Labor's request
for nominations for membership on ACCSH.
DATES: ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., e.t.,
Wednesday, December 2, 2015.
ACCSH Workgroup meetings: ACCSH Workgroups will meet Tuesday,
December 1, 2015. (For Workgroup meeting times, see the schedule under
"Workgroup Meetings" in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this
Submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address the
ACCSH meeting, speaker presentations (written or electronic), and
requests for special accommodations for the ACCSH meeting and ACCSH
Workgroup meetings, by November 13, 2015.
Nominations for ACCSH membership: Submit nominations for ACCSH
membership by December 28, 2015.
ADDRESSES: Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations for ACCSH
membership: Submit comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations and supporting
material for ACCSH membership, using one of the following methods:
Electronically: Submit materials, including attachments,
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions.
Facsimile (Fax): If the submission, including attachments, does not
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier)
service: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2015-0002, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877)
889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand deliveries,
express mail, and messenger service) during normal business hours, 8:15
a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
Instructions: Submissions must include the agency name and docket
number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2015-0002).
Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may
experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office
for information about security procedures for making submissions. For
additional information on submitting comments, requests to speak, and
speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of
OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations, including any personal information provided, without
change, at: http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers
Location of the ACCSH meeting: ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroups will meet
in Room N-4437 A-D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for
special accommodations to attend the ACCSH meeting and ACCSH Workgroup
meetings to Ms. Gretta Jameson, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-
3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email:
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Frank
Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: email@example.com.
For general information about ACCSH, the ACCSH meetings, and ACCSH
membership: Mr. Damon Bonneau, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room
N-3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2020; email:
Copies of this Federal Register notice: Electronic copies of this
Federal Register notice are available at: http://www.regulations.gov.
This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information,
also are available on the OSHA Web page at: http://www.osha.gov.
I. ACCSH Meeting
Background: ACCSH will meet December 2, 2015, in Washington, DC.
The meeting is open to the public. OSHA transcribes ACCSH meetings and
prepares detailed minutes of meetings. OSHA places the transcript and
minutes in the public docket for the meeting. The docket also includes
speaker presentations, comments, and other materials submitted to
ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant Secretary of
Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in the
formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and on
policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health
provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act
(Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et
seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the OSH Act
and CSA require that the Assistant Secretary consult with ACCSH before
the Agency proposes any occupational safety and health standard
affecting construction activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).
Meeting agenda: The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
Directorate of Construction update;
ACCSH's consideration of, and recommendation on, the
--Eliminating Requirements for Employee Social Security Numbers
from OSHA Standards;
OSHA Data update;
2015 National Safety Stand-Down update; and,
Public Comment Period.
II. Workgroup Meetings
The following ACCSH Workgroups will meet concurrently on December
1, 2015, from 1 to 5 p.m.:
Health Hazards, Emerging Issues, and Prevention through
Training and Outreach.
ACCSH Workgroup meetings are open to the public. For additional
information on ACCSH Workgroup meetings or participating in them,
please contact Mr. Bonneau or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web page
Attending the meeting: Individuals attending the meetings at the
U.S. Department of Labor must enter the building at the visitors'
entrance, 3rd and C Streets, NW., and pass through building security.
Attendees must have valid government-issued photo identification (such
as a driver's license) to enter the building. For additional
information about building-security measures for attending ACCSH
meetings, please contact Ms. Jameson (see "Requests for special
accommodations" in the ADDRESSES section of this notice).
Requests to speak and speaker presentations: Attendees who want to
address ACCSH at the meeting must submit a request to speak, as well as
any written or electronic presentation, by November 13, 2015, using one
of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The request must state:
The amount of time requested to speak;
The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization,
affiliation), if any; and
A brief outline of your presentation.
PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be
compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010
Alternately, at the ACCSH meeting, you may request to address ACCSH
briefly by signing the public-comment request sheet and listing the
topic(s) you will address. You also must provide 20 hard copies of any
materials, written or electronic, you want to present to ACCSH.
The ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and
Public docket of the ACCSH meeting: OSHA will place comments,
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal
information you provide, in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting
without change, and those documents will be available online at:
http://www.regulations.gov. OSHA also places in the public docket the meeting
transcript, meeting minutes, documents presented at the ACCSH meeting,
and other documents pertaining to the ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroup
meetings. These documents are available online at: http://www.regulations.gov.
Access to the public record of ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroup meetings:
To read or download documents in the public docket of this ACCSH
meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2015-0002 at: http://www.regulations.gov.
The http://www.regulations.gov index also lists
all documents in the public record for these meetings; however, some
documents (e.g., copyrighted materials) are not publicly available
through that Web page. All documents in the public record, including
materials not available through http://www.regulations.gov, are
available for inspection in the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES
section). Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in making
submissions to, or obtaining materials from, the public docket.
III. Request for Nominations for Membership on ACCSH
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
(Assistant Secretary) invites interested persons to submit nominations
for membership on ACCSH.
Background: ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established
under Section 107(e) of the CSA to advise the Secretary of Labor
(Secretary) in the formulation of construction safety and health
standards, as well as on policy matters arising under the CSA and the
OSH Act. In particular, 29 CFR 1911.10(a) and 1912.3(a) provide that
the Assistant Secretary shall consult with ACCSH whenever the Agency
proposes any safety or health standard that affects the construction
ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). ACCSH
generally meets two to four times a year.
ACCSH membership: ACCSH consists of 15 members whom the Secretary
appoints. ACCSH members generally serve staggered two-year terms,
unless they resign, cease to be qualified, or become unable to serve,
or the Secretary removes them (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may
appoint ACCSH members to successive terms. No member of ACCSH, other
than members who represent employers or employees, shall have an
economic interest in any proposed rule that affects the construction
industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members
to be appointed to replace members whose terms will expire, are:
Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction
industry--two employer representatives will be appointed;
Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--two employee
representatives will be appointed;
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies--
one representative from a State safety and health agency will be
Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who
have professional or technical experience and competence with
occupational safety and health in the construction industry--one public
representative will be appointed; and
One representative designated by the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the
Secretary--no new appointment will be made.
The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any
interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and
encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following
Nominee's contact information and current employment or
Nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae,
including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations
Category of membership (employer, employee, public, State
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
A summary of the background, experience, and
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the
nominated membership categories;
Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry; and
A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination,
is willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and
has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
A letter signed by the nominee, stating: "In agreeing to
serve as a member of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and
Health (ACCSH), I attest to the following: During the last 10 years, I
have not been convicted of a felony, or been imprisoned, been on
probation, or been on parole, for a felony; and I am not currently
under charges for a felony. I certify that, to the best of my knowledge
and belief, the above-information on this Self-Certification is true,
correct, complete, and made in good faith."
Member selection: The Secretary will select ACCSH members on the
basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry. Information received through this nomination
process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will
assist the Secretary in appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH
members, the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response
to this Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified
Instructions for submitting nominations: All nominations,
supporting documents, attachments, and other materials must identify
the Agency name and the docket number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA-2015-0002). Submit materials electronically, by FAX,
or by hard copy. You may supplement electronic submissions by attaching
electronic files. If you supplement electronic submissions with hard-
copy documents, submit the hard copy documents to the OSHA Docket
Office and clearly identify the electronic submission by Agency name
and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2015-0002) so the Docket Office can
attach the hard-copy documents to the appropriate electronic
The OSHA Docket Office will post all submissions, including
personal information provided, in the docket without change. Therefore,
OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information
such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting
nominations and supporting materials is available on-line at: http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket Office.
Access to docket: The http://www.regulations.gov index lists all
submissions provided in response to this Federal Register notice;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download from that Web page. All submissions,
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection
at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing materials in
Docket No. OSHA-2015-0002, including materials not available on-line,
contact the OSHA Docket Office.
Authority and Signature
David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 656; 40 U.S.C. 3704; 5 U.S.C.
App. 2; 29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912; 41 CFR 102-3; and Secretary of
Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).
Signed at Washington, DC, on October 23, 2015.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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