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June 1, 2005
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999


ACCSH Public Meeting Scheduled for June 23-24 in Washington, D.C.

Washington -- The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will hold an open meeting in Washington, D.C., June 23-24, 2005. Notice of the meeting is scheduled to appear in the June 2, 2005 issue of the Federal Register.

ACCSH advises the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on standards, policies and practices related to the protection of construction workers from worksite hazards.

The committee will meet from 8:30 - 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, June 23, and from 8:30-Noon on Friday, June 24, in room N-3437 A-C, of the Frances Perkins Department of Labor Building, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20210.

Agenda items include: Trenching Data and Initiative; standards update, National Occupational Research Agenda (NORA) update from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH); consideration of the draft direct final rule for roll-over protective structures in construction, work group reports, cooperative programs update, Office of Training and Education update, North Carolina tower erection standard report, and discussion on steel erection-slipperiness of metal decking and vanishing oils.

The ACCSH workgroups will meet June 21-22 in the same location as follows:


Tuesday, June 21, 2005:
8:30-10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m - 12:45 p.m.
2 - 4 p.m.

Silica work group
Trenching work group
Noise work group

Wednesday, June 22, 2005:
8:30-10:30 a.m.
10:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
2 - 4 p.m.

Fall Protection work group
Roll-Over Protective Structures work group
OTI (OSHA Training Institute) work group

Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA, Office of Communications, 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 June 9.

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.


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