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• Publication Date: 07/23/2013
• Publication Type: Notice
• Fed Register #: 78: 44162-44163
• Title: Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health ACCSH

[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 23, 2013)]
[Notices]
[Pages 44162-44163]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-17674]


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DEPARTMENT OF LABOR

Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006]


Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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

ACTION: Announcement of a meeting of ACCSH.

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SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet August 22-23, 2013, in Washington, DC.

DATES: 
    ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., E.T., 
Thursday, August 22, 2013, and Friday, August 23, 2013.
    Written comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and 
requests for special accommodation: You must submit (postmark, send, 
transmit) comments, requests to address the ACCSH meeting, speaker 
presentations (written or electronic), and requests for special 
accommodations for the ACCSH meeting by August 15, 2013.

ADDRESSES: ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet in Room C-5515, 1A-B, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.
    Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations: You may submit comments, requests to speak at the ACCSH 
meeting, and speaker presentations using 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.
    Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier) 
service: You may submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office, 
Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 
Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2350 
(TTY (877) 889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand 
deliveries, express mail, and messenger service) during normal business 
hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., E.T., weekdays.
    Requests for special accommodations: Please submit your request for 
special accommodations to attend the ACCSH meeting to Ms. Frances 
Owens, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of 
Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-1999; email owens.frances@dol.gov.
    Instructions: Your submissions must include the agency name and 
docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-
0006). Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail 
may experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket 
Office for information about security procedures for making 
submissions. For additional information on submitting comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY 
INFORMATION section of this notice.
    OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker 
presentations, including any personal information you provide, without 
change, at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you 
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers 
and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 
    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email 
meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH meetings: Mr. Damon 
Bonneau, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. 
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; 
telephone (202) 693-2020; email bonneau.damon@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: 

ACCSH Meeting

    ACCSH will meet August 22-23, 2013, in Washington, DC. Some ACCSH 
members will attend the meeting by teleconference. The meeting is open 
to the public.
    ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of 
Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in the 
formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and on 
policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health 
provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act 
(Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) 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). In addition, the OSH Act and CSA 
require that OSHA consult with ACCSH before the Agency proposes any 
occupational safety and health standard affecting construction 
activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).
    The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
     Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
     Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects;
     National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health 
(NIOSH) update;
     Discussion of OSHA's Temporary Worker initiatives;
     Discussion of the 2-hour introduction to the OSHA 10-hour 
and 30-hour training courses;
     ACCSH's consideration of, and recommendations on, the 
following OSHA proposed rules affecting construction activities:
    [cir] The following 12 items from the proposed Standards 
Improvement Project IV:
--Replace the definitions of "employee" and "employer" in 29 CFR 
1926.32 with the definitions of those terms found in 29 CFR 1910.2;
--Correct and reformat table at 29 CFR 1926.55 (Threshold Limit Values) 
for clarity and consistency with its counterpart in the general 
industry standard at 29 CFR 1910.1000;
--Standardize break-strength requirements for lanyards and lifelines 
throughout the construction and general industry standards of 29 CFR 
parts 1910 and 1926;
--Clarify the excavation requirements at 29 CFR 1926.651(j)(1) and 
(2)--keeping loose rock and soil, and equipment and materials, away 
from the edge of excavations;
--Update the 29 CFR 1926.50 requirement to post emergency medical 
contact information in locations without 911 emergency services;
--Replace the 29 CFR 1926.64 requirements for process safety management 
of highly hazardous chemicals with a cross reference to the general 
industry regulations at 29 CFR 1910.119;
--Replace the outdated 29 CFR subpart W (Rollover Protective 
Structures; Overhead Protection) requirements 
with cross references to appropriate consensus standards;
--Amend the 29 CFR 1926.250(a)(2) requirement to post maximum safe-load 
limits for buildings under construction to exempt single family 
dwellings;
--Update the Definition of "Potable water" in 29 CFR 1926.51(a)(6) 
with the newer language found in the general industry standard at 29 
CFR 1910.141(a)(2);
--Clarify the rules that a physician or other licensed health care 
professional must use to make a determination that a hearing-loss case 
is not work-related under 29 CFR 1904.10(b)(6);
--Remove requirements for chest x-rays in certain health standards, 
such as cadmium and inorganic arsenic, that affect construction 
employees; and
--Revisions to the x-ray requirements in the Asbestos standard at 29 
CFR 1926.1101.
     Public comment period.
    OSHA transcribes ACCSH meetings and prepares detailed minutes of 
meetings. OSHA places the transcript and minutes in the public docket 
for the meeting. The docket also includes speaker presentations, 
comments, and other materials submitted to ACCSH.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record

    ACCSH meetings: All ACCSH meetings are open to the public. 
Individuals attending meetings at the U.S. Department of Labor must 
enter the building at the visitors' entrance, 3rd and C Streets NW., 
and pass through building security. Attendees must have valid 
government-issued photo identification (such as a driver's license) to 
enter the building. For additional information about building security 
measures for attending ACCSH meetings, please contact Ms. Owens (see 
ADDRESSES section).
    Individuals needing special accommodations to attend the ACCSH 
meeting should contact to Ms. Owens as well.
    Submission of written comments: You may submit comments using one 
of the methods identified in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions 
must include the Agency name and docket number for this ACCSH meeting 
(Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006). OSHA will provide copies of submissions to 
ACCSH members.
    Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail 
may experience significant delays. For information about security 
procedures for submitting materials by hand delivery, express mail, and 
messenger or courier service, please contact the OSHA Docket Office 
(see ADDRESSES section).
    Requests to speak and speaker presentations: If you want to address 
ACCSH at the meeting you must submit your request to speak, as well as 
any written or electronic presentation, by August 15, 2013, using one 
of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your request must 
state:
     The amount of time requested to speak;
     The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization, 
affiliation), if any; and
     A brief outline of your presentation.
    PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be 
compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010 
formats.
    The ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and 
circumstances permit.
    Public docket of the ACCSH meeting: OSHA will place comments, 
requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal 
information you provide, in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting 
without change, and those documents may be available online at 
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about submitting 
personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.
    OSHA also places in the public docket the meeting transcript, 
meeting minutes, documents presented at the ACCSH meeting, and other 
documents pertaining to the ACCSH meeting. These documents are 
available online at http://www.regulations.gov.
    Access to the public record of ACCSH meetings: To read or download 
documents in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting, go to Docket No. 
OSHA-2013-0006 at http://www.regulations.gov. The http://www.regulations.gov 
index also lists all documents in the public record 
for this meeting; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted materials) 
are not publicly available through that Web page. All documents in the 
public record, including materials not available through http://www.regulations.gov, 
are available for inspection and copying in the 
OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). Please contact the OSHA 
Docket Office for assistance in making submissions to, or obtaining 
materials from, the public docket.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, also are available on the OSHA Web page at 
http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this 
notice under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 656; 40 U.S.C. 3704; 5 
U.S.C. App. 2; 29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912; 41 CFR part 102; and 
Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).

    Signed at Washington, DC on July 18, 2013.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-17674 Filed 7-22-13; 8:45 am]
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