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• Publication Date: 03/27/2009
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 74:13479-13481
• Standard Number: 1911; 1911.10; 1912; 1912.3
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and ACCSH Work Group; Meetings

[Federal Register: March 27, 2009 (Volume 74, Number 58)]
[Notices]               
[Page 13479-13481]
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-2009-0001]

 
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and 
ACCSH Work Group; Meetings

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 Group meetings.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet April 16-17, 2009, and ACCSH Work Groups will 
meet April 14-15, 2009, in Washington, DC.

DATES: 
    ACCSH: ACCSH will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Thursday, April 
16, 2009, and from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Friday, April 17, 2009.
    ACCSH Work Groups: ACCSH Work Groups will meet Tuesday, April 14, 
and Wednesday, April 15, 2009. (For Work Group meeting times, see the 
Work Group Schedule information in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION 
section of this notice.)
    Submission of Comments, Requests to Speak and Requests for Special 
Accommodation: Comments, requests to speak at the ACCSH meeting and 
requests for special accommodation must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted) by April 8, 2009.

ADDRESSES: ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group Meetings: ACCSH and ACCSH Work 
Group meetings will be held in Rooms N-3437 A-C of the Frances Perkins 
Building, 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 using any one of the following methods:
    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, does 
not exceed 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 (TTY (877) 889-5627).
    Requests for Special Accommodations: Submit requests for special 
accommodations by telephone, e-mail or hard copy 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-2009-0001). Because of 
security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may experience 
significant delays.
    Comments and requests to speak, 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 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 Thursday, April 16, 2009 and Friday, April 17, 
2009, 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 topics for this meeting include:
     Remarks from the Office of the Assistant Secretary;
     Construction Update: Directorate of Construction;
     Trench Protective Systems--Trench Shoring and Shielding 
Association;
     Construction Stimulus Package Analysis: Major Sectors--
McGraw-Hill Construction;
     Stimulus Impact on Road/Bridge Construction Safety--
American Road and Transportation Builders Association;
     Stimulus Impact on Equipment Operations Safety--
International Union of Operating Engineers;
     Stimulus Impact on Highway Work Zone Safety--Laborers' 
International Union of North America;
     Stimulus Impact on Paving and Associated Operations 
Safety--National Asphalt Pavers Association;
     Stimulus Impact on Transit and Other Sector Construction 
Safety--Associated Genreal Contractors;
     Stimulus Impact on Green Construction Safety--The Center 
for Construction Research and Training;
     Stimulus Challenges and Opportunities: Tracking Changes In 
Outcomes; Research To Practice; And Promoting Good Practice--National 
Institute of Occupational Safety and Health, Office of the Director;
     Work Group Reports, Work Group and Committee 
Administration;
     Public Comment Period.
    ACCSH meetings are transcribed and detailed minutes of the meetings 
are prepared. Meeting transcripts and minutes are included in the 
record of ACCSH meetings which is available at http://
www.regulations.gov. Work Group reports are also included in the ACCSH 
meeting record.

ACCSH Work Group Meetings

    In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work 
Groups will meet on Tuesday, April 14, 2009:
     Diversity--Women in Construction, 8:15 to 9:45 a.m.;
     ROPS (Roll Over Protective Structures), 10 to 11:30 a.m.;
     Powered Fastening Tools (Nailguns), 12:30 to 2 p.m.;
     Silica, 2:15 to 3:45 p.m.; and
     Residential Fall Protection, 3:45 to 5:15 p.m.
    The following additional ACCSH Work Groups will meet on Wednesday, 
April 15, 2009:
     Regulatory Compliance (Focused Inspections), 8:30 to 10 
a.m.;
     Education and Training (OTI), 10:15 to 11:45 a.m.;
     Trenching, 12:45 to 2:15 p.m.; and
     Multilingual, 2:30 to 4 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: ACCSH and ACCSH Work 
Group meetings are open to the public. Individuals needing special 
accommodations for ACCSH or ACCSH Work Group meetings please contact 
Ms. Chatmon at the address above.
    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). The 
request must include the docket number for this ACCSH meeting (Docket 
No. OSHA-2009-0001) and 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. 
Additionally at the Committee meeting, attendees may also 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. 
Such requests may be granted at the ACCSH Chair's discretion and as 
time and circumstances permit.
    Submissions, including written comments, materials presented to 
ACCSH and Work Group reports, will be included without change in the 
meeting record and may be made available online 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 Record of ACCSH Meetings, Including Work Group 
Reports: To read or download submissions or the record of this ACCSH 
meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2009-0001 at http://www.regulations.gov.
     The 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 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.

Authority and Signature

    Mr. Donald G. Shalhoub, Deputy 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 23rd day of March 2009.
Donald G. Shalhoub,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. E9-6824 Filed 3-26-09; 8:45 am]

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