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Nov. 7, 2013
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA announces meeting of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and
Health and requests nominations for membership

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Dec. 5-6, 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 agenda includes remarks from Jordan Barab, deputy assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, updates from the Directorates of Construction and Standards and Guidance, a presentation on the draft proposed standard on occupational exposure to beryllium and a discussion on the OSHA 10- and 30-hour training courses.

The meeting will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. ET, Dec. 5 and 6 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, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Nov. 15, 2013.

Additionally, OSHA is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the committee. Nominations will be accepted from those interested in representing employee (2), employer (2), public (1) and state safety and health agency (1) groups. Nominations may be submitted at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. The deadline for submissions is Jan. 7, 2014.

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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