March 26, 2010
Contact: Office of Communications
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
meeting scheduled for April 14 and 16
WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) April 14 and 16, 2010, in Houston. For more than 35 years, ACCSH and OSHA have collaborated to reduce injuries, illnesses, and fatalities in the construction industry caused by such hazards as falling objects, unstable trenches, power tools, and silica inhalation. See the notice in the Federal Register for more details.
ACCSH also advises Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health David Michaels, Ph.D., M.P.H., on worker safety and health in the construction industry. The agenda for this meeting will include updates on OSHA activities and reports from ACCSH work groups that address construction topics related to green jobs, diversity and multilingual issues, nailgun safety, fall protection, prevention by design, and silica exposure, among others.
ACCSH and its work group meetings will all be held at the Crowne Plaza Houston Downtown, 1700 Smith Street, Houston, Texas 77002. ACCSH work groups will meet on Monday, April 12, 2010, from noon to 4:15 p.m., and on Tuesday, April 13, 2010, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The full committee will meet from 8 a.m. to noon on Wednesday, April 14, 2010, and Friday, April 16, 2010. ACCSH meetings are open to the public. Persons requiring special accommodations who wish to attend should contact Veneta Chatmon at (202) 693-1999 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those wishing to submit comments, requests to address the committee, or presentations, should mail three copies of all materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0014, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Submissions that do not exceed 10 pages may be faxed to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648. Materials may also be submitted electronically through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov.
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 assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.
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