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DOL, OSHA announce members of soon-to-meet construction advisory committee

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Washington — The Department of Labor has named the 15 members of its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health and scheduled a meeting for July 17-18 in the nation’s capital.

The committee advises DOL and OSHA on upcoming standards affecting the construction industry and “the administration of safety and health provisions” in the Construction Safety Act.

According to a June 17 Federal Register notice, the committee members are:

Employee representatives:

  • Palmer L. Hickman, Electrical Training Alliance
  • Randall A. Krocka, Sheet Metal Occupational Health Institute Trust
  • Mark S. Mullins, Elevator Industry Work Preservation Fund
  • Richard Tessier, United Union of Roofers, Waterproofers & Allied Workers Representative, Research and Education Joint Trust
  • Christina Trahan Cain, North America’s Building Trades Unions

Employer representatives:

  • Kevin Cannon, Associated General Contractors of America (ACCSH Chair)
  • Fravel Combs, M. A. Mortenson Co.
  • Cindy DePrater, Turner Construction Co.
  • Greg Sizemore, Associated Builders and Contractors
  • Wesley L. Wheeler, National Electrical Contractors Association

Public representatives:

  • Christopher Fought, General Motors LLC
  • R. Ronald Sokol, Safety Council of Texas City

State representatives:

  • Christopher Mabry, North Carolina Department of Labor
  • Charles Stribling, Kentucky Labor Cabinet Department of Workplace Standards

Federal representative:

  • G. Scott Earnest, NIOSH

Among the agenda items for the July meeting are adding a reference to the definition of “confined space” that applies to welding activities and clarifying the fit requirements for personal protective equipment.


Comments and requests to speak are due July 5.

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