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OSHA seeking nominees for construction advisory committee

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Washington — OSHA is accepting nominations for its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health.

The committee 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 of 1969.

ACCSH consists of 15 members who are appointed by the labor secretary. All but one of the current members’ terms are set to expire May 14, according to OSHA. G. Scott Earnest, associate director of the NIOSH Office of Construction Safety and Health, has an indefinite term.

Of the 14 other members, five are employer representatives, five are employee representatives, two are public representatives “qualified by knowledge and experience to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH,” and two are from state governments.

The deadline for nominations is Jan. 13.

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