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The Advisory Committee and workgroups on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet April 9-10 in Washington, D.C. for briefings on Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) construction activities.
The meetings are open to the public and will begin at 9 a.m. on April 9 and at 8:30 a.m. on April 10. They will conclude at about 5 p.m. on April 9 and noon on April 10, and will be held in Room N-3437 A-D at the Frances Perkins Building, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington.
On April 9, OSHA will brief the committee on the status of standards-related activities for construction. In particular, the agency will report on the draft final rule for scaffolds (subpart L); the deliberations of the Steel Erection Negotiated Rulemaking Advisory Committee; and the status of rulemaking efforts regarding fall protection (subpart M), safety and health programs, confined spaces, powered industrial trucks and hazard communication.
In addition, OSHA will brief the committee on the activities of OSHA's Directorate of Construction and on pertinent legislative, compliance and paperwork reduction issues.
In the afternoon, the work groups on musculoskeletal disorders, safety and health programs, confined spaces health and safety for women in construction will meet from about 2-5 p.m.
On April 10, the agency will report on the development of guidelines for OSHA Partnership programs. In addition, the work groups will report back to the full advisory committee and the full committee will discuss the work group reports.
Written data, views or comments may be submitted, preferably with 20 copies, to the OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs, Room N-3647, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC, 20210, telephone (202) 219-8615. Any such submissions received prior to the meeting will be provided to the members of the committee and will be included in the record of the meeting. That record will be available for inspection at the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, telephone (202) 219-7894.
Anyone who wishes 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 include a brief outline of the content of the presentation. Persons will be allowed to speak, as time permits, at the discretion of the chairman of the advisory committee.
Individuals with disabilities who wish to attend the meeting should contact Tom Hall at the OSHA Division of Consumer Affairs. Persons wishing additional information should also contact him at (202) 219-8615.
Notice of the committee meetings as published in the Thursday, March 14, 1996, Federal Register.
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