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OSHA National News Release
U.S. Department of Labor
News Release USDL: 95-291
Tuesday, August 1, 1995
Contact: Susan Hall Fleming, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Construction Advisory Committee To Meet Aug. 8-9
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet Aug. 8-9 in Room C-5515, Seminar Room 6, of the Frances Perkins Building at 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., the U.S. Labor Department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today.
The meeting, which is open to the public, runs from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Aug. 8 and 8:30 a.m. to approximately 12:30 p.m. on Aug. 9. On Aug. 8, OSHA will brief ACCSH on construction standards under development including steel erection, scaffolds and powered industrial trucks. The agency also will discuss legislative and policy issues, electrical safety, commercial diving and the activities of its Office of Construction and Engineering.
In the afternoon on Aug. 8, ACCSH will discuss the draft "Protective Standard for Musculoskeletal Disorders in Construction" developed by an ACCSH work group. The work group will make this document available to the public on Aug. 4. For a single copy, call Tom Hall at (202) 219-8615. Following ACCSH discussion of the document, there will be an opportunity for public comment. On Aug. 9, ACCSH work groups on safety and health programs, electrical safety and health and safety for women in construction will provide their reports to the full committee for discussion.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Tom Hall, OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to committee members and included in the meeting records. An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N2625, telephone (202) 219-7894.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify Tom Hall in the Division of Consumer Affairs (at the above address) before the meeting. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address the committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the committee chair.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and who require special accommodations also should contact Tom Hall at the above address or telephone (202) 219-8615. For additional information, contact Holly Nelson, Office of the Assistant Secretary, Room S-2316, telephone (202) 219-6027.
The 15-member advisory committee advises OSHA on standards and policies designed to protect construction workers from workplace hazards. ACCSH consists of five representatives each of employers and employees, two representatives of state government, two public representatives and one federal representative.
Notice of the advisory committee meeting appeared in the July 24, 1995 Federal Register.
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