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July 23, 2013
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA schedules 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 Aug. 22-23, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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 full committee agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, updates on rulemaking projects from OSHAs Directorate of Construction and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health. In addition, the committee will consider and make recommendations on items from the proposed Standards Improvement Project IV and discuss OSHAs temporary worker initiatives and outreach training program.

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, Aug. 22 and 23 in Room C-5515, 1A-B, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. Some committee members will participate by teleconference. The meeting is open to the public.

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 Aug. 15, 2013.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHAs role is to ensure these conditions for Americas 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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