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||Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 67 (Tuesday, April 8, 2014)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-07586]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2014-0007]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Announcement of ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroup meetings.
SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet May 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. In conjunction
with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet May 7, 2014.
DATES: ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., e.t.,
Thursday, May 8, 2014.
ACCSH Workgroup meetings: ACCSH Workgroups will meet Wednesday, May
7, 2014. (For Workgroup meeting times, see the schedule under
"Workgroup Meetings" in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this
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 and ACCSH
Workgroup meetings, by April 18, 2014.
ADDRESSES: Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations for the ACCSH meeting: Submit comments, requests to
speak, and speaker presentations for the ACCSH meeting, using one of
the following methods:
Electronically: 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 the submission, including attachments, does not
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier)
service: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2014-0007, 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.
Instructions: Submissions must include the agency name and docket
number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2014-0007).
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
OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations, including any personal information provided, without
change, at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers
Location of the ACCSH meeting: ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroups will meet
in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue
NW., Washington, DC 20210.
Requests for special accommodations: Please submit requests for
special accommodations to attend the ACCSH meeting and ACCSH Workgroup
meetings to Ms. Gretta Jameson, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-
3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email:
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: email@example.com.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copies of this Federal Register notice: 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.
Background: ACCSH will meet May 8, 2014, in Washington, DC. The
meeting is open to the public. 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 advises the Secretary of Labor and the 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 (OSH Act) (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).
Meeting agenda: The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects;
Proposed rule to update OSHA's standard on Eye and Face
Protection in construction. The proposed rule would update the American
National Standards Institute consensus standards referenced;
OSHA's Proposed Rule for Beryllium: Alternatives for
Proposed amendments and corrections to OSHA's Cranes and
The following items from the proposed Standards
Improvement Project IV rulemaking:
1. Update the Marine Material-Handling standard to refer to the
current Longshoring standards;
2. Update the Underground Construction standard on Diesel-Powered
Equipment to refer to the current MSHA standard;
3. Clarify Signs, Signals, and Barricades, to require use of
traffic control devices and signs, and clarify that the design and use
of traffic control devices must conform to the Manual of Uniform
Traffic Control Devices (MUCTD), and eliminate duplicative and
Presentation on Power Transmission and Distribution; and,
Public Comment Period.
The following ACCSH Workgroups will meet May 7, 2014:
Health Hazards, Emerging Issues, and Prevention through
Design: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Temporary Workers: 1 to 3 p.m.
Training and Outreach: 3:15 to 5:15 p.m.
ACCSH Workgroup meetings are open to the public. For additional
information on ACCSH Workgroup meetings or participating in them,
please contact Mr. Bonneau or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web page
Attending the meeting: Individuals attending the 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. Jameson (see "Requests for special
accommodations" in the ADDRESSES section of this notice).
Requests to speak and speaker presentations: Attendees who want to
address ACCSH at the meeting must submit a request to speak, as well as
any written or electronic presentation, by April 18, 2014, using one of
the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The 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
Alternately, at the ACCSH meeting, you may request to address ACCSH
briefly by signing the public-comment request sheet and listing the
topic(s) you will address. You also must provide 20 hard copies of any
materials, written or electronic, you want to present to ACCSH.
The ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and
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. 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 and ACCSH Workgroup
meetings. These documents are available online at:
Access to the public record of ACCSH and ACCSH Workgroup meetings:
To read or download documents in the public docket of this ACCSH
meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2014-0007 at: http://www.regulations.gov.
The http://www.regulations.gov index also lists
all documents in the public record for these meetings; 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). Contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in
making submissions to, or obtaining materials from, the public docket.
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, Jan. 25, 2012).
Signed at Washington, DC on April 1, 2014.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2014-07586 Filed 4-7-14; 8:45 am]
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