[Federal Register Volume 84, Number 116 (Monday, June 17, 2019)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2019-12676]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH):
Notice of Membership and Meeting
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of ACCSH membership and meeting.
SUMMARY: On May 13, 2019, the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary)
appointed 15 members to serve on ACCSH. OSHA also announces ACCSH will
meet July 17-18, 2019.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999;
For general information about ACCSH: Mr. Damon Bonneau, OSHA,
Directorate of Construction, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone (202)
693-2183; email: email@example.com.
For 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, are also available at OSHA's web page at
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 the Assistant Secretary to 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).
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 times a year.
II. Appointment of Committee Members
ACCSH consists of 15 members appointed by the Secretary. ACCSH
members generally serve two-year terms, unless they resign, cease to be
qualified, become unable to serve, or the Secretary removes them (29
CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may appoint ACCSH members to successive
The allocation of members for each category of ACCSH membership is:
Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employees in the construction
Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employers in the construction industry;
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;
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies;
One representative designated by the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services.
OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in
response to the agency's request for nominations (83 FR 46972,
September 17, 2018). The Secretary appointed individuals to serve on
the Committee who have broad experience relevant to the issues to be
examined by the Committee. The ACCSH membership is as follows:
Palmer L. Hickman, Electrical Training ALLIANCE;
Randall A. Krocka, Sheet Metal Occupational Health
Mark S. Mullins, Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund;
Richard Tessier, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers,
and Allied Workers Representative Research and Education Joint Trust;
Christina Trahan Cain, North America's Building Trades
Kevin Cannon, Associated General Contractors of America
Fravel Combs, M.A. Mortenson Company;
Cindy DePrater, Turner Construction Company;
Greg Sizemore, Associated Builders and Contractors; and
Wesley L. Wheeler, National Electrical Contractors
Christopher Fought, General Motors, LLC; and
R. Ronald Sokol, Safety Council of Texas City.
Christopher Mabry, North Carolina Department of Labor; and
Charles Stribling, Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of
Dr. G. Scott Earnest, National Institute for Occupational
Safety and Health.
III. Meeting Information
DATES: ACCSH will meet from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m., ET, Wednesday, July 17,
2019, and from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., ET, Thursday, July 18, 2019.
ADDRESSES: The Committee will meet at the U.S. Department of Labor,
200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. The Committee will
meet in Conference Rooms N-5437 A, B, C, & D. Meeting attendees must
use the visitor's entrance located at 3rd & C Streets NW.
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
--Adding a reference to the definition of "confined space" that
applies to welding activities in construction;
--Clarifying the requirements for the fit of personal protective
equipment in construction;
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs update;
Directorate of Standards and Guidance update;
Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management
Directorate of Training and Education update;
Office of Communications update;
Safety Stand-Down updates; and,
Public Comment Period.
Submission of comments and requests to speak: Submit comments and
requests to speak at the ACCSH meeting by July 5, 2019, identified by
the docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2018-0012), using one of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit comments, including attachments,
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking
Portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.
Facsimile: If your comments, including attachments, do not exceed
10 pages, you may fax them to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, and messenger or courier
service: You may submit comments and attachments to the OSHA Docket
Office, Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012, Occupational Safety and Health
Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3653, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210. Deliveries (express mail, hand
(courier) delivery, and messenger service) are accepted during the OSHA
Docket Office's normal business hours, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., ET.
Requests for special accommodations: Submit requests for special
accommodations for this ACCSH meeting by July 5, 2019, to Ms. Veneta
Chatmon, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-2020; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2018-0012). Because of security-related procedures, submissions by
regular mail may result in a significant delay in receipt. Please
contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security
procedures for making submissions by express mail, hand (courier)
delivery, and messenger service.
OSHA will place comments and requests to speak, including personal
information, in the public docket, which may be available online.
Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal
information such as Social Security Numbers and birthdates.
Docket: To read or download documents in the public docket for this
ACCSH meeting, go to http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the
public docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g.,
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download
through http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are available for
inspection and, when permitted, copying at the OSHA Docket Office at
the above address. For information on using http://www.regulations.gov
to make submissions or to access the docket, click on the "Help" tab
at the top of the homepage. Contact the OSHA Docket Office for
information about materials not available through that website and for
assistance in using the internet to locate submissions and other
documents in the docket.
Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational
Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the
authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1) and 656(b), 5 U.S.C. App. 2,
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912), and 29 CFR part
Signed at Washington, DC, on June 11, 2019.
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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