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News Release USDL: 97-275
Friday, August 8, 1997
Contact: Frank Kane,(202) 219-8151
OSHA Requests Nominations For Advisory Committee On Construction Safety And Health
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is issuing a new request for nominations of individuals for appointment to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). The committee advises OSHA's assistant secretary on standards and policy matters affecting construction under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act.
Nominations should be submitted by Aug. 29 to Acting Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Gregory R. Watchman, c/o Teresa B. Martinez, Office of the Assistant Secretary, OSHA, Department of Labor, Room S-2315, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.
An earlier request for nominations published in the June 25, 1997, Federal Register has been withdrawn to make technical corrections. However, OSHA will consider nominations received both in response to the latest notice and to the past one.
ACCSH meets two to six times a year for one or two days per meeting. It includes five representatives of employee interests, five representatives of employer interests, two from state safety and health agencies, two representatives qualified by knowledge and experience related to construction safety and health and one representative designated by the U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
The terms of present OSHA-appointed members have expired or will expire Sept. 15, 1997. Half of the new members will be appointed for one-year terms expiring Sept. 15, 1998, and the other half will be appointed for two-year terms that expire on Sept. 15, 1999.
Nominations of new members or renominations of former or current members will be accepted in all categories of membership, except for the representative from NIOSH. Nominees should have specific experience related to occupational safety and health in the construction industry. The category of membership for which the candidate is qualified should be specified in the nomination letter. Nominations for a particular category should come from organizations or individuals within that category. A summary of the candidate's qualifications should be included with the nomination. In addition, each nomination letter should state that the person consents to the nomination and acknowledges the responsibilities of serving on ACCSH.
Watchman noted that the Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership.
Notice of the request for nominations was published in the Wednesday, Aug. 6, 1997, Federal Register.
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