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April 16, 2012
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 (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) May 8-11, 2012, in Washington, DC. ACCSH Work Groups will meet May 8-9, and the full committee will meet May 10-11.

ACCSH, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on construction standards and policy matters.

The agenda includes remarks from Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels; discussion of the Standards Improvement Project (SIP) IV rulemaking; updates from the Directorates of Construction, Cooperative and State Programs, and Standards and Guidance; a presentation on OSHA surveillance and targeting in the construction industry; and a presentation on the ANSI-ASSE A10.33 - Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects Overview.

Meetings will be held in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. The full committee will meet 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., May 10, and 8 - noon, May 11. Two ACCSH Work Groups will meet May 8: Backing Operations, 1:15 - 3 p.m.; and Health Hazards, Emerging Issues and Prevention through Design, 3:15 - 5 p.m. Three Work Groups will meet May 9: Injury and Illness Prevention Programs, 8:15 - 10 a.m.; Diversity, 10:15 a.m. - noon; and Training and Outreach, 1- 2:45 p.m.

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Comments may also be submitted via mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by April 27, 2012.

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 ensure 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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