October 28, 2015
Contact: Office of Communications
OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health to meet
Dec. 1-2; seeks nominations for six seats
WASHINGTON - The Occupational Safety and Health Administration's Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health* will meet in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 1-2 for updates and discussions with agency officials.
Three working groups - on Health Hazards, Emerging Issues and Prevention through Design; Temporary Workers; and Training and Outreach - will meet Tuesday, Dec. 1, from 1 - 5 p.m. The full committee meets the following day from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
Both meetings will be in Room N-4437, A-D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. The meetings are open to the public. Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice* for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Nov. 13, 2015.
The tentative agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, followed by updates from the Directorate of Construction and information about OSHA data and the 2015 National Safety Stand-Down. The group will also discuss a recommendation to eliminate from OSHA standards the requirement for employee social security numbers.
Additionally, OSHA is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee. Nominations are sought for members representing employees (2), employers (2), the general public (1) and state safety and health agencies (1). Nominations may be submitted at www.regulations.gov. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile; see the Federal Register notice* for requirements. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 28, 2015.
The committee, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, 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 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 www.osha.gov.
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