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May 15, 2013
Contact: Office of Communications
Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris appoints 8 members
to Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
WASHINGTON – Acting Secretary of Labor Seth D. Harris today announced the appointment of two new members and re-appointment of six current members to the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). They will serve two-year terms and represent the interests of the public, employers, employees and state government.
"Each of the new members brings a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience on a wide range of issues spanning the construction industry," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Dr. David Michaels. "We look forward to their valuable expertise and guidance on how to further improve workplace safety for our nation's construction workers."
The 15-member committee meets at least twice a year. The newly appointed and re-appointed members will join seven other current members serving the remainder of their terms on the committee.
Two members represent the public:
Five members represent employees:
Five members represent employers:
Two members represent state governments:
One member was appointed by the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
ACCSH has advised the assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health on construction standards and policy matters for nearly 40 years. For more information about ACCSH, visit http://www.osha.gov/doc/accsh/index.html.
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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