OSHA Schedules ACCSH Meeting

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) December 13-16, 2011, in Washington, D.C. The agency is also accepting nominations to serve on the committee. 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.

ACCSH meetings will be held in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. The agenda includes an update on OSHA’s construction enforcement and outreach efforts, rule making projects, a presentation from the Seattle Tunnel and Rail Team; ACCSH’s consideration of, and recommendations on a direct final rule/proposed rule to update personal protective equipment standards on head protection for construction work and a proposed rule on Standards Improvement Project IV; and a presentation from the Office Engineering Services on sewage treatment plant failure.

The agency is also accepting nominations to fill eight vacancies on the 15-member committee. Nominations will be accepted for representatives in the employee, employer, state safety and health agencies, and public categories.

Comments, requests to speak and nominations may be submitted electronically, or via mail or facsimile. Please see the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by December 2, 2011; nominations must be submitted by January 23, 2012.

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