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OSHA Trade Release


June 8, 2020
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Advisory Committee
On Construction Safety and Health Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) via teleconference and WebEx on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

The meeting will include an update on key OSHA initiatives from Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. The ACCSH will consider and make recommendations for updating the Powered Industrial Trucks standards and the Hazard Communication Standard.

In conjunction with the meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet by teleconference and WebEx on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

WHAT:
ACCSH Workgroups Meeting
WHEN:
Tuesday June 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 5:30 EDT
Teleconference and WebEx
1-888-658-5408, passcode 2597686
WHAT:
ACCSH Advisory Committee Meeting
WHEN:
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
1-888-324-3487, passcode 9671553

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail, or by facsimile. Read the Federal Register notice for submission details, and for call-in and WebEx information. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Thursday, June 25, 2020. The meeting is open to the public.

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

Under the OSH 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 http://www.osha.gov.

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.

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