OSHA schedules meeting, opens nominations for Construction Advisory Committee

Source: Occupational Safety and Health Administration

The 15-member OSHA Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet November 30–December 1 in Washington, D.C. The agenda calls for remarks from agency chief Dr. David Michaels; a presentation clarifying Crane Standard requirements; plus, updates from the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, OSHA Directorate of Technical Support and Emergency Management, and National Safety Stand-Down campaign staff.

The committee will meet 1–5 p.m. November 30 and 9 a.m.–5 p.m. December 1 in Room N-3437 A-C at the U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. The meeting is open to the public; comments or requests to speak can be submitted through November 11 via www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, or by mail or facsimile.

Additionally, OSHA is accepting nominations for eight new ACCSH members. Nominations will be accepted from those interested in representing employee (three positions), employer (three), public (one) and state safety and health agency (one) groups. Nominations can be submitted through the www.regulations.gov portal, or by mail or facsimile; deadline is January 27. 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.