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• Publication Date: 11/14/2008
• Publication Type: Meeting
• Fed Register #: 73:67548-67550
• Standard Number: 1911.10; 1912.3
• Title: Announcement of a Meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), ACCSH Work Group Meetings, and Appointments to ACCSH Membership Including Member Representation Categories and Terms

[Federal Register: November 14, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 221)]
[Notices]               
[Page 67548-67550]
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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2008-0042]

Announcement of a Meeting of the Advisory Committee on 
Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), ACCSH Work Group Meetings, and 
Appointments to ACCSH Membership Including Member Representation 
Categories and Terms

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), ACCSH Work Group meetings, and 
appointments to ACCSH membership including member representation 
categories and terms.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH Work Groups will meet December 2-3, 2008, and ACCSH will 
meet December 4-5, 2008, in Washington, DC.

DATES: ACCSH Work Groups: ACCSH Work Groups will meet Tuesday and 
Wednesday, December 2-3, 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, December 3, 2008, from 8:30 a.m. 
to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, December 4, 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 
November 21, 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 http://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. 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.
    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-2008-0042). 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 certain 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.
    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 December 4-5, 2008, in Washington, DC. The meeting 
is open to the public.
    ACCSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor and 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;
     Construction Standards Update: OSHA, Directorate of 
Construction (DOC);
     Cooperative Programs Update: OSHA, Directorate of 
Cooperative and State Programs (DCSP);
     Construction Update: National Institute for Occupational 
Safety and Health (NIOSH);
     Mast Climbing Scaffold Comparative Overview: International 
Powered Access Federation;
     Work Group Reports, Work Group and Committee 
Administration: ACCSH Members;
     Ethics and Travel Considerations for Committee Members: 
Office of the Solicitor of Labor and OSHA Office of Communications;
     McGraw-Hill Construction Dodge Data Overview: McGraw-Hill 
Construction;
     IMIS Inspection Reporting and Data: OSHA, Directorate of 
Evaluation and Analysis; and
     Public Comment Period: Members of the public.
    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 
November 21, 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 also included 
in the official ACCSH meeting record.

ACCSH Work Group Meetings

    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet on December 2, 2008:
     Multilingual--8:30 to 10 a.m.;
     Silica--8:30 to 10 a.m.;
     Diversity--Women in Construction--10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 
and
     Residential Fall Protection--1:45 to 4:15 p.m., December 
2, 2008;
    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet on December 3, 2008:
     OTI (OSHA Training Institute work group)--8:30 to 10 a.m.;
     Trenching--8:30 to 10 a.m.;
     Regulatory Compliance (Formerly: Focused Inspection)--
10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.; and
     ROPS (Rollover Protective Systems)--1:45 to 4:15 p.m.
    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 extra time to check in and reach the meeting rooms.
    Submission of written comments and requests to address ACCSH. 
Interested parties may submit written comments and request to make oral 
presentations to ACCSH (1) electronically, (2) by FAX, or (3) by hard 
copy (mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, courier) by 
November 21, 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.
    At the Committee meeting, attendees also 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 http://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-2008-0042 at http://
www.regulations.gov. The official meeting record and all submissions 
for this meeting will be listed in the http://www.regulations.gov 
index. Although listed in the index, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
materials) are not publicly available through http://
www.regulations.gov. The official record and all submissions, including 
materials not available through http://www.regulations.gov, will be 
available for inspection and copying in the OSHA Docket Office at the 
address above.

ACCSH Membership

    The ACCSH membership listed below includes members that the 
Secretary appointed to new or continuing terms on October 23, 2008.
    New Appointments:
    Representatives of Employee Viewpoints:
     Mr. Walter Jones, Associate Director, Occupational Safety 
and Health, The Laborers' Health and Safety Fund of North America (Term 
Expires October 23, 2010); and
     Mr. James Tomaseski, Director, Safety and Health 
Department, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (Term 
Expires October 23, 2010).
    Representatives of Employer Viewpoints:
     Mr. William Ahal, Vice President of Pre-Construction, 
Alberici Constructors, Inc. (Term Expires October 23, 2010); and
     Ms. Susan Bilhorn, Senior Vice President of Operations, 
Jacobs Technology (Term Expires October 23, 2010).
    Reappointments:
    Representatives of Employee Viewpoints:
     Emmett M. Russell, Director--Department of Safety and 
Health, International Union of Operating Engineers (Term Expires 
October 23, 2010).
    Representatives of Employer Viewpoints:
     Michael J. Thibodeaux, Consultant, National Association of 
Home Builders (Term Expires October 23, 2010).
    Representative of the Public Interests:
     Thomas A. Broderick, Executive Director, Construction 
Safety Council and Chicagoland Construction Safety Council (Term 
Expires October 23, 2010).
    Continuing ACCSH Members:
    Representatives of Employee Viewpoints:
    Thomas L. Kavicky, Safety Director/Assistant to the President, 
Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters (Term Expires November 30, 
2009).
    Frank L. Migliaccio, Jr., Executive Director, Safety and Health, 
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental and 
Reinforcing Iron Workers (Term Expires November 30, 2009).
    Representatives of Employer Viewpoints:
    Thomas R. Shanahan, Assistant Executive Director, National 
Association of Roofing Contractors (Term Expires November 30, 2009).
    Daniel D. Zarletti, Vice President/Chief Risk Officer, Kenny 
Construction Company (Term Expires November 30, 2009).
    Representative of the Public Interests:
    Ms. Elizabeth Arioto, Elizabeth Arioto Safety and Health Consulting 
Services (Term Expires November 30, 2009).
    Representatives of State safety and health agencies:
    Kevin D. Beauregard, Assistant Deputy Commissioner, Assistant 
Director, Division of Occupational Safety and Health, North Carolina 
Department of Labor (Term Expires November 30, 2009); and
    Steven D. Hawkins, Assistant Administrator, Tennessee Occupational 
Safety and Health Administration (Term Expires November 30, 2009).
    Designee of the Secretary of Health and Human Services:
    Matt Gillen, Senior Scientist and Construction Program Coordinator, 
National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (Term Expiration: 
Indefinite).
    Authority and Signature: Thomas M. Stohler, Acting 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 31160).

    Signed at Washington, DC this 10th day of November 2008.
Thomas M. Stohler,
Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
 [FR Doc. E8-27131 Filed 11-13-08; 8:45 am]

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