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July 13, 2011
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA will hold meeting of the Advisory Committee
on Construction Safety and Health

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) July 27-28 in Washington, D.C. ACCSH work groups will meet July 27, and the full committee will meet July 28.

ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, has advised the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health for more than 35 years on construction standards and policy matters.

The ACCSH agenda will include remarks from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health; updates from the Directorates of Construction and Cooperative and State Programs; and an update on the Injury and Illness Prevention Program proposed rulemaking.

The committee and work group meetings will convene at the U.S. Department of Labor, Room N-3437 A-C, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. ACCSH work groups will meet throughout the day, Wednesday, July 27. See the Federal Register notice for the work group meeting times. The full committee meeting will be held from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, July 28.

ACCSH meetings are open to the public. Individuals may submit comments and requests to speak at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments must be submitted by July 21, 2011.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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