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• Publication Date: 08/25/2008
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 73:50058-50060
• Standard Number: 1911; 1911.10; 1912; 1912.3
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups; Meeting

[Federal Register: August 25, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 165)]
[Notices]               
[Page 50058-50060]
From the Federal Register Online via GPO Access [wais.access.gpo.gov]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2008-0029]

 
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and 
ACCSH Work Groups; Meeting

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

ACTION: Announcement of a meeting of the Advisory Committee on 
Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Groups.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH Work Groups will meet September 9-10, 2008, and ACCSH 
will meet September 11-12, 2008, in Washington, DC.

DATES: ACCSH Work Groups: ACCSH Work Groups will meet September 9-10, 
2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. (See the Work Group Schedule 
information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.).
    ACCSH: ACCSH will meet Thursday, September 11, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 5 p.m. and Friday, September 12, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak to ACCSH and requests for 
special accommodation: Comments, requests to speak and requests for 
special accommodation must be submitted (postmarked, sent, received) by 
September 2, 2008.

ADDRESSES: ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group Meetings: ACCSH and ACCSH Work 
Group Meetings will be held in Room N-3437A-D at the U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak at the ACCSH or ACCSH 
Work Group meetings: Interested parties may submit comments and 
requests to speak:
    Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, 
electronically at www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking 
Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions.
    Facsimile (FAX): If your submission, including attachments is not 
longer than 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at: 
(202) 693-1648.
    Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: 
Submit three copies of your submissions to the OSHA Docket Office, Room 
N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; FAX (202) 693-1648. Deliveries (hand, express 
mail, messenger, and courier service) are accepted during the Department 
of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 
p.m., e.t. For assistance submitting materials to the OSHA's Docket Office 
please call, telephone (202) 693-2350 or TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Requests for Special Accommodations: Submit requests for special 
accommodations by telephone or e-mail to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, 
Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-
1999; e-mail chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.
    Requests during meeting to address ACCSH:
    Instructions: All submissions, requests to speak and requests for 
special accommodations must include the Agency name and the docket 
number for this meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2008-0029). Because of 
security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may experience 
significant delays.
    All submissions, including personal information, are placed in the 
public docket without change and may be available online. Therefore, 
OSHA cautions against submitting personal information such as social 
security numbers and birthdates. For further information on submitting 
comments, requests to speak and requests for public accommodation, see 
the Public Participation information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Ms. Jennifer 
Ashley, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-1999; e-mail ashley.jennifer@dol.gov.
    For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH meetings: Mr. Michael 
Buchet, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202)-693-2020; e-mail buchet.michael@dol.gov.
    For information about submitting comments or requests to speak to 
ACCSH, and for special accommodations for the meetings: Ms. Veneta 
Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue, NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-1999; e-mail chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

ACCSH Meeting

    ACCSH will meet September 11-12, 2008, in Washington, DC. The 
meeting is open to the public.
    ACCSH is authorized to advise the Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health in 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 (Construction Safety Act) (40 
U.S.C. 3701, 3704) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(29 U.S.C. 651 et seq. ). (See also, 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3).
    The agenda for this meeting includes:
     Comments from the Office of the Assistant Secretary;
     ACCSH's consideration of and recommendations on the 
following proposed rule:
    [cir] Globally Harmonized System--Revision of OSHA's Hazard 
Communication Standard to adopt the Globally Harmonized System of 
Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS);
     Construction Standards Update--OSHA, Directorate of 
Construction (DOC);
     Occupational Injury, Illness, Fatality and related OSHA 
data, overview--Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) and OSHA, Directorate 
of Evaluation and Analysis (DEA);
     Mast Climbing Scaffold Update, The Center for Construction 
Research and Training (CPWR);
     Cooperative Programs Update--OSHA Challenge, Voluntary 
Protection Program Mobile Work Force Demonstration (VPP-C)--OSHA, 
Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP);
     Work Group Reports, Work Group and Committee 
Administration;
     Public Comment Period.
    All ACCSH meetings, as well as those of its Work Groups, are open 
to the public. Individuals needing special accommodations for the ACCSH 
meeting or ACCSH Work Group meetings should contact Ms. Chatmon by 
September 2, 2008 (see the ADDRESSES section of this notice).
    ACCSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the meetings 
are prepared. Meeting transcripts and minutes are included in the 
official record of ACCSH meetings. Work Group reports are included in 
the ACCSH meeting record.

ACCSH Work Group Meetings

    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet:
     Multilingual--8:30 to 10 a.m., September 9, 2008;
     Silica--8:30 to 10 a.m., September 9, 2008;
     Diversity-Women in Construction--10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 
September 9, 2008;
     Residential Fall Protection--1:45 to 4:15 p.m., September 
9, 2008;
     Focused Inspection Initiative--8:30 to 10 a.m., September 
10, 2008;
     Trenching--8:30 to 10 a.m., September 10, 2008;
     ROPS (Rollover Protective Systems)--10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 
September 10, 2008;
     OTI (OSHA Training Institute)--1:45 to 4:15 p.m., 
September 10, 2008.
    For additional information on ACCSH Work Group meetings or 
participating in them, please contact Mr. Michael Buchet at the address 
above or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web page at http://
www.osha.gov.

Public Participation

    ACCSH Meetings and ACCSH Work Group Meetings Security Measures: 
ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings are open to the public. Admission 
to the Department of Labor Building and the meetings requires valid 
government issued photo identification and a brief security check-in 
procedure at the Department of Labor's Visitor's entrance, 3rd and 
"C" Streets, NW., Washington, DC 20210. Meeting attendees should 
allow an extra 15 minutes to check in and reach the meeting rooms.
    Submission of written comments and requests to address ACCSH. 
Interested parties may request to make oral presentations to ACCSH by 
notifying Ms. Veneta Chatmon at the address above by September 2, 2008. 
The request must state the amount of time desired, the interest the 
presenter represents (e.g., businesses, organizations, themselves, 
affiliations, etc.), if any, and a brief outline of the presentation. 
Alternately, at the Committee meeting, attendees may request to address 
ACCSH by signing the public comment request sheet and listing the 
interests they represent (e.g., businesses, organizations, themselves, 
affiliations, etc., if any) and the topics to be addressed. All 
requests to present to or address the committee may be granted at the 
ACCSH Chair's discretion and as time and circumstances permit.
    Attendees may submit written data, views, or comments, preferably 
with 20 copies, to Ms. Chatmon for distribution to ACCSH. Submissions, 
including personal information provided, will be included without 
change in the meeting record and posted at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, 
OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting certain personal 
information such as birth dates and social security numbers.
    Access to the official record of ACCSH meetings, including Work 
Group reports: To read or download submissions or the official record 
of this ACCSH meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2008-0029 at 
www.regulations.gov. The official meeting record and all submissions 
for this meeting will be listed in the www.regulations.gov index. 
Although listed in the index, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
materials) are not publicly available through www.regulations.gov. The 
official record and all submissions, including materials not available 
through www.regulations.gov, will be available for inspection and 
copying in the OSHA Docket Office at the address above.
    Authority and Signature: Edwin G. Foulke, Jr., Assistant Secretary 
of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation 
of this notice under the authority granted by section 7 of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 656), section 107 
of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction 
Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.), 29 CFR 1911 and 1912, and 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 5-2007 (72 FR 31159).

Edwin G. Foulke, Jr.,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E8-19560 Filed 8-22-08; 8:45 am]

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