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OSHA construction advisory committee to host public meetings

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Washington — A pair of Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health workgroups are scheduled to meet April 28, one day before the full committee is set to convene.

According to a notice published in the March 18 Federal Register, the Education, Training and Outreach workgroup’s meeting on trench safety and fall prevention is slated for 9 a.m. Eastern, followed by the Emerging and Current Issues workgroup’s meeting on opioids and suicides in construction at 1 p.m. Eastern.

The full ACCSH meeting is scheduled for 9 a.m. Eastern on April 29. Among the agenda items listed are the consideration of proposed updates to the standards on powered industrial trucks (1910.178) and hazard communication (1910.1200). Also listed is an update on silica in construction.

 

Because of “heightened security measures,” anyone wanting to attend the meetings must submit his or her name to Gretta Jameson with OSHA’s Office of Communications by emailing jameson.grettah@dol.gov or calling (202) 693-1999.

Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by April 17. Requests to speak must include the amount of time the presenter will need, whom the presenter represents and a brief outline of the presentation.

ACCSH advises the Department of Labor and OSHA on upcoming standards affecting the construction industry and “the administration of safety and health provisions” in the Construction Safety Act.

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