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Trade News Release
September 12, 2006
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999

ACCSH Public Meeting Scheduled for October 11-12 in Washington, D.C

WASHINGTON -- The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will hold a public meeting in Washington, D.C., Oct. 11-12, 2006. Notice of the meeting is scheduled to appear in tomorrow's Federal Register.

ACCSH advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on standards, policies and practices related to the protection of construction workers from worksite hazards.

The committee will meet both days from 8¿5 p.m. in room N-3437 A-C, of the Frances Perkins Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20210.

Agenda items include:
  • Standards update on hexavalent chromium, silica, and assigned protection factors; ACCSH consideration of draft proposed rules: Cranes and Derricks, Respirator Qualitative Fit Test Protocol;
  • Committee governance and work group assignments/tasks;
  • OSHA's role in the National Response Plan; and
  • Cooperative Programs update highlighting Voluntary Protection Programs for Construction.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20210. Twenty copies are needed. Those submissions received prior to the meeting will be included in the record of the meeting.

Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the committee on any of the agenda items should notify OSHA at the above address. The request should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the presentation. ACCSH may grant requests to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the ACCSH chairperson.

Individuals needing special accommodations for the ACCSH meeting should contact Ms. Chatmon by October 2, 2006.

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