Department of Labor Logo
OSHA Trade Release

Please note: As of January 20, 2021, information in some news releases may be out of date or not reflect current policies.

February 26, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor to Hold Meeting of the Construction Advisory
Committee Workgroups to Discuss Industry Hazards

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor will hold a teleconference meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) Workgroups on Thursday, March 5, 2020.

The Education, Training and Outreach workgroup will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST to discuss trench safety and fall prevention. The Emerging and Current Issues workgroup will meet from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST to discuss opioids and suicides in construction.

WHAT:          Teleconference Meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Workgroups

WHEN:          Thursday, March 5, 2020

      • Education, Training and Outreach workgroup: 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. EST
      • Emerging and Current Issues workgroup: 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST

WHERE:       Teleconference Dial-in Number 888-658-5408   Passcode 7001480

Attendance will be by teleconference only. For additional information about the telecommunication requirements for the meeting, please contact Veneta Chatmon at (202) 693-2020, or by e-mail at

Comments and requests to speak must be submitted electronically at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. Requests and submissions are due by Feb. 28, 2020. Read the Federal Register notice for submission details and telecommunications requirements. The meeting is open to the public.

Established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970, ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on construction standards and policy matters.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

# # #

U.S. Department of Labor news materials are accessible at The Department’s Reasonable Accommodation Resource Center converts departmental information and documents into alternative formats, which include Braille and large print. For alternative format requests, please contact the Department at (202) 693-7828 (voice) or (800) 877-8339 (federal relay).