Nov. 26, 2008
Contact: Office of Communications
WASHINGTON -- The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has scheduled a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The ACCSH meeting will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 4, 2008, and from 8:30 a.m. to noon on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008.
Prior to the full meeting, the ACCSH workgroups will meet on Dec. 2-3, 2008. Following is a schedule of times for all ACCSH workgroups:
- Multilingual - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Dec. 2
- Silica - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Dec. 2
- Diversity - Women in Construction ¿ 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Dec. 2
- Residential Fall Protection - 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Dec. 2
- OSHA Training Institute (OTI) - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Dec. 3
- Trenching - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Dec. 3
- Regulatory Compliance (formerly Focused Inspection) ¿ 10:30 a.m. to 12 noon, Dec. 3
- Rollover Protective Systems (ROPS) - 1:45 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., Dec. 3
The committee advises the Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on the formulation of standards affecting the construction industry and on policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and the OSH Act of 1970.
All press inquiries should be directed to Jennifer Ashley, OSHA, Office of Communications, at 202-693-1999. General information inquiries should be directed to Michael Buchet, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, at 202-693-2020 or through e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Notice of the ACCSH meeting appears in the November 14 Federal Register.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees. OSHA¿s role is to promote the safety and health of America¿s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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