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News Release USDL 98-120
Tuesday, March 24, 1998
Contact: Frank Kane (202) 219-8151
ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON CONSTRUCTION SAFETY AND HEALTH TO MEET APRIL 8-9 IN WASHINGTON, D.C.
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will hold a public meeting April 8 and 9 in Washington, D.C.
ACCSH advises Assistant Secretary of Labor Charles N. Jeffress, who serves as head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), on standards and policies related to the protection of construction workers from worksite hazards.
The committee will meet from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 8, and from 9 a.m. to about 1 p.m. Thursday, April 9, in Room N3437 B, C and D, Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20210.
The agenda for April 8 will include a welcome from Tim Nichols, chairman, and a welcome and discussion of OSHA's goals and objectives for construction by Assistant Secretary Jeffress.
On April 8, ACCSH and OSHA also will discuss:
A proposed standard regarding employer responsibility to pay for personal protective equipment;
An historical overview of activities of previous ACCSH work groups, including training, safety and health programs, women in construction, washing facilities, confined space entry, scaffolding and sanitation and decontamination;
OSHA rulemaking activities regarding the construction industry, including steel erection, fall protection and respiratory protection; and
OSHA Compliance Links -- an OSHA computer information system.
On April 9, ACCSH and OSHA will discuss:
General activities of the directorate of construction, including reports on OSHA special emphasis programs in construction, residential construction grants and construction industry statistics; and
Special recognition programs for construction.
Also on April 9, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) will brief ACCSH on its construction research projects.
Individuals with disabilities requiring special accommodations should contact Theresa Berry, OSHA Office of Public Affairs, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20210 telephone (202) 219-8615, ext. 106, before the meeting.
Interested persons may submit written data, views or comments, preferably with 20 copies, to Theresa Berry at the above address. Submissions prior to the meeting will be provided to the committee and included in the record. An official record will be available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20210.
Notice of the meeting is published in the Tuesday, March 24, 1998, Federal Register.
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