Occupational Safety & Health Administration

OSHA Announces December Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Meeting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health December 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, December 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 November 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 January 7, 2014.

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