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Trade News Release
November 22, 2005
Contact: Frank Meilinger
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will hold an open meeting in Washington, D.C., Dec. 8-9, 2005. Notice of the meeting is scheduled to appear in tomorrow's 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, Dec. 8, and from 8:30-Noon on Friday, Dec. 9, 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 update; trench/excavation rescue presentation; standards update; work group assignments and reports; OSHA hurricane response and FEMA annex; activation overview; OSHA's role in National Response Plan; and OSHA Partnership, Alliance, Challenge, and Voluntary Protection Program for construction update.
The ACCSH workgroups will meet Dec. 6-7 in the Frances Perkins Building as follows:
Tuesday, December 6, 2005
8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Diversity/Multilingual work group -- Room S-4215
1:30 - 4:30 p.m. - Roll-Over Protective Structures work group -- Room S-4215
Wednesday, December 7, 2005
8:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Trenching work group -- Room S-2217
10:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Residential Fall Protection work group -- Room S-2217
Written data, views or comments for consideration by the committee may be submitted to the Office of Communications, 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 Dec. 2.
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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