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• Publication Date: 08/06/1997
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 62:42265-42266
• Standard Number: 1912.3
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health: Request for Nominations

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health: Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), U.S. Department of Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations of members to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH); withdrawal of June 25, 1997 request for nominations.


SUMMARY: This notice withdraws an earlier request for nominations of members published in the Federal Register of Wednesday, June 25, 1997 (62 FR 34313).

The Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health invites and requests nominations of individuals for appointment to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The terms of present OSHA-appointed members have expired or will soon expire. OSHA will consider nominations received in response to this notice for appointment to ACCSH, in addition to nominations already received.

DATES: Please submit nominations on or before August 29, 1997. The terms of present OSHA-appointed ACCSH members have expired or will expire on September 15, 1998. Half of the new members will be appointed for one-year terms that expire on September 15, 1998, and the other half will be appointed for two-year terms that expire on September 15, 1999.

ADDRESSES: Please submit nominations to Greg Watchman, Acting Assistant Secretary of OSHA, c/o Teresa M.B. Martinez, Office of the Assistant Secretary, OSHA, Department of Labor, Room S-2315, 200 Constitution Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Bonnie Friedman, Director, Office of Information and Consumer Affairs, OSHA, 202-219-8151.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The function of ACCSH is to advise the Assistant Secretary "with respect to the setting of construction standards and policy matters affecting federally-financed or assisted construction pursuant to the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 333) and the setting of construction standards pursuant to the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656)."

ACCSH is expected to meet two to six times per year for one or two days per meeting. Pursuant to 29 CFR 1912.3 (b) and (c), ACCSH has 15 members categorized as follows:

  • Five representatives of employee interests;


  • Five representatives of employer interests;


  • Two representatives of State safety and health agencies;


  • Two representatives qualified by knowledge and experience related to construction safety and health; and


  • One representative, designated by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), an agency within HHS.

Nominations of new members or renominations of former or current members will be accepted in all categories of membership, except for the representative from NIOSH. Nominees should have specified experience related to occupational safety or health in the construction industry. The category of membership for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter(s). Nominations for a particular category of membership should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person consents to the nomination and acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on ACCSH. The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership.

(Authority: 40 U.S.C. 333; 29 U.S.C. 656)

Signed at Washington, DC this 31st day of July, 1997.

Greg Watchman,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 97-20687 Filed 8-5-97; 8:45 am)


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