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OSHA Trade Release
U.S. Department of Labor
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
Office of Communications
For Immediate Release
OSHA Trade Release
February 1, 2005
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will hold an open meeting in Rosemont, Ill. on Feb. 17, 2005.
ACCSH advises the assistant secretary on standards, polices and practices related to the protection of construction workers from worksite hazards.
The committee will meet from 9:30 - 1:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Select O'Hare, 10233 West Higgins Road, Rosemont, Ill., 60018. The following ACCSH workgroups will also meet on the 17th at the same location: Rollover Protection Structures (ROPS), from 8:30-9:30 a.m.; Trenching, from 2:30-4 p.m.
Agenda items include presentations and discussions on steel erection, slipperiness of metal decking, vanishing oils, and consideration of the draft proposal on confined spaces in construction.
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted to U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C., 20210. Twenty copies are needed. Those submissions received prior to the meeting will be included in the record of the meeting.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation to the committee on any of the agenda items should notify OSHA at the above address. The request should specify the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the presentation. ACCSH may grant requests to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the ACCSH chairperson.
Individuals needing special accommodations should call Ms. Veneta Chatmon (202) 693-1999; fax (202) 693-1635, no later than Feb. 10, 2005.
Notice of this meeting is scheduled to appear in the Feb. 2 Federal Register.
Employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's workers by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
U.S. Labor Department news releases are accessible on the Internet at www.dol.gov. The information in this release will be made available in alternative format upon request (large print, Braille, audio tape or disc) from the COAST office. Please specify which news release when placing your request. Call 202-693-7773 or TTY 202-693-7755.
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