OSHA construction committee to revisit signage standard

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health will meet March 18 to consider a proposed rule updating the agency’s standard on accident prevention signs and tags in construction. The standard requires that signs and symbols be visible at all times to warn workers of existing hazards when work is being performed. The updates are based on revisions in the American National Standards Institute consensus standards.

The committee will also consider proposed amendments and corrections to OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks standards. 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. Open to the public, the March 18 meeting will be 1- 4 p.m. in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210.