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OSHA National News Release
U.S. Department of Labor
News Release USDL: 96-459
Thursday, October 31, 1996
Contact: Frank Kane, (202) 219-8151
OSHA Construction Advisory Committee To Meet Nov.12-13 In Washington, DC
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet on Nov. 12-13 at the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Room N-3437A-D, Washington, D.C., the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced.
The meetings of the full committee are open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on both days. They will conclude at approximately 5 p.m. on Nov. 12 and at approximately noon on Nov. 13.
On Nov. 12, OSHA will update the committee on activities of the Directorate of Construction, make a statistical presentation and brief ACCSH on the recently issued final rule for scaffolds (subpart L). The agency will also describe the status of its efforts regarding the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee (SENRAC), the draft proposed rule for fall protection (subpart M), confined spaces in construction, safety and health programs, the applicability of generic construction standards to the residential construction industry, voluntary protection programs, the emergency exit standard, and the list of chemicals for process safety management. In addition, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and the OSHA Training Institute will describe their recent construction-related activities.
After a lunch break, there will be presentations on federal procurement requirements, from about 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.
On Nov. 13, the work group on Health and Safety for Women in Construction will report back to the full advisory committee. The full committee will discuss the report from the work group, as well as federal procurement requirements and the activities of the OSHA-approved state occupational safety and health programs. In addition, OSHA will report on the agency's FY 1997 budget, outline OSHA's FY 1997 objectives, and indicate what assistance the agency will need from ACCSH.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to Tom Hall, OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210, telephone (202) 219-8615. Submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to committee members and included in the meeting record. An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, telephone (202) 219-7894.
Anyone wishing to make an oral presentation should notify the Division of Consumer Affairs before the meeting. The request should state the amount of time desired, the capacity in which the person will appear and a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Persons who request the opportunity to address the committee may be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the committee chair.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting and who require special accommodations also should contact Tom Hall at the Division of Consumer Affairs address or telephone (202) 219-8615.
An official record of the meeting will be available for public inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, telephone (202) 219-7894.
The 15-member advisory committee advises OSHA on standards and policies designed to protect construction workers from workplace hazards. ACCSH consists of five representatives each of employers and employees, two representatives of state government, two public representatives and one federal representative. Members serve two-year terms.
Notice of the advisory committee meeting will appear in the Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1996, Federal Register.
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