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OSHA National News Release
U.S. Department of Labor
News Release USDL: 97-196
Tuesday, June 10, 1997
CONTACT: Bill Wright, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Construction Advisory Committee To Meet June 24-27
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet June 24-27, in Washington, D.C., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.
Various ACCSH work groups will meet throughout the four-day period. All sessions will be held in the Frances Perkins Building, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. The following sessions, all open to the public, are scheduled:
|June 24||Training Work Group||Room S3215 A-B (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)|
|June 24||Confined Space Work Group||Room N3637 (11 a.m.-3p.m.)|
|June 24||Data Collection Work Group||Room C5525-5 (1:30 p.m.-4 p.m.)|
|June 24||Women in Construction Work Group||Room C5515-2 (2-4 p.m.)|
|June 26||Safety & Health Program Management Standard Work Group||Room N3437, A-D (2-4 p.m.)|
|June 27||Training Work Group||Room S3215 A-B (9 a.m. -12 p.m.)|
|June 25||ACCSH||Room N5437 A-C (9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.)|
|June 26||ACCSH||Room N3437 A-D (9 a.m.-1 p.m.)|
The committee will hear an overview from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on its construction-related activities. The committee will also discuss rulemaking activities (specifically safety and health programs, confined spaces, fall protection and steel erection) and will also review objectives for the upcoming fiscal year. OSHA reinvention, as well as OSHA's system for compliance assistance and referral, will also be addressed. Finally, the respirator protection standard, and decontamination practices and issues, will be reviewed.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Theresa Berry, Office of Public Affairs, Room N3647, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Persons interested in making an oral presentation should advise Theresa Berry at the above address of the amount of time desired, the interest the person represents, and provide a brief outline of the presentation. Such requests will be granted, as time permits, at the discretion of the committee chair.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend any of the sessions and who require special accommodations should contact Theresa Berry at the above address or telephone (202) 219- 8615, or fax (202) 219-5986 at least one week prior to the meeting.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N2625 of the Frances Perkins Building.
The 15-member ACCSH advises OSHA on standards and policies designed to protect construction workers from workplace hazards. ACCSH includes five representatives each of employers and employees, two representatives of state government, two public representatives and one federal representative. Members serve two-year terms.
Notice of the advisory committee meeting is in the June 9, 1997, Federal Register.
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