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• Publication Date: 03/24/1998
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 63:14139-14140
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting

DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health; Notice of Open Meeting

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

SUMMARY: Notice is hereby given that the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet April 8-9, 1998, at the Frances Perkins Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC. This meeting is open to the public. Among items on the agenda at this meeting, OSHA will consult with ACCSH regarding any construction-specific considerations raised by a proposed standard on employer responsibility to pay for personal protective equipment.

DATES: Meetings will be held on April 8th and 9th, 1998 as described further in the body of this document.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Theresa Berry, Office of Public Affairs, Room N-3647, Telephone 202-219-8615 Ext. 106, at the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC, 20210.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: ACCSH was established under section 107(e)(1) of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (40 U.S.C. 333) and section 7(b) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656). An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, Telephone 202-219-7894. All ACCSH meetings and those of its workgroups are open to the public. Individuals with disabilities requiring appropriate accommodations should contact Theresa Berry no later than April 3 at the address above.

ACCSH will meet on Wednesday, April 8 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on Thursday, April 9 from 9 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Room N-3437 B, C and D. The following items will be discussed at the meeting. On April 8, ACCSH and OSHA will discuss:

  • A proposed standard regarding employer responsibility to pay for personal protective equipment;

  • An historical overview of activities of previous ACCSH Work Groups, including Training, Safety and Health Programs, Women in Construction, Washing Facilities, Confined Space Entry, Scaffolding, and Sanitation and Decontamination;

  • OSHA rulemaking activities regarding the construction industry, including Steel Erection (Subpart R), Fall Protection (Subpart M), and Respiratory Protection; and

  • OSHA Link--OSHA's Computer Information System.

On April 9, ACCSH and OSHA will discuss:

  • General activities of the Directorate of Construction (DOC), including a report on OSHA Special Emphasis Programs in Construction, residential construction grants, construction industry statistics;

  • Special Recognition Programs for Construction.

Also on April 9, NIOSH will brief ACCSH on its construction research projects.

Interested persons may submit written data, views or comments, preferably with 20 copies, to Theresa Berry, at the address above. Those submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to ACCSH and will be included in the record of the meeting.

Interested persons may also request to make an oral presentation by notifying Theresa Berry before the meeting. The request must state the amount of time desired, the interest that the person represents, and a brief outline of the presentation. ACCSH may grant requests, as time permits, at the discretion of the Chair of ACCSH.

Signed at Washington, DC this 18th day of March, 1998.

Charles N. Jeffress,
Assistant Secretary of Labor.

[FR Doc. 98-7623 Filed 3-23-98; 8:45 am]


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