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Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

Action

Announcement Of Meetings Of Accsh And Accsh Work Groups.

Summary

ACCSH will meet May 10-11, 2012, in Washington, DC. In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, ACCSH Work Groups will meet May 8-9, 2012.

 

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DATES: Back to Top

ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 8 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Thursday, May 10, 2012, and from 8 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 11, 2012.

ACCSH Work Group meetings: ACCSH Work Groups will meet Tuesday and Wednesday, May 8-9, 2012. (For Work Group meeting times, see the Work Group schedule in the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.)

Written comments, requests to speak, speaker presentations, and requests for special accommodation: You must submit (postmark, send, transmit) comments, requests to address the ACCSH meeting, speaker presentations (written or electronic) and requests for special accommodations for the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings by April 27, 2012.

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ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings: ACCSH and ACCSH Work Groups will meet in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210.

Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations: You may submit comments, requests to speak at the ACCSH meeting, and speaker presentations using one of the following methods:

Electronically: You may submit materials, including attachments, electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions.

Facsimile (Fax): If your submission, including attachments, does not exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.

Mail, hand delivery, express mail, messenger, or courier service: You may submit your materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877) 889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand deliveries, express mail, and messenger or courier service) during normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-4:45 p.m., E.T., weekdays.

Requests for special accommodations: Please submit your request for special accommodations to attend the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings to Ms. Veneta Chatmon, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: chatmon.veneta@dol.gov.

Instructions: Your submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011). Due to security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for information about security procedures for making submissions. For additional information on submitting comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, see the SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION section of this notice.

OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information you provide, without change, at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Back to Top

For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.

For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH meetings: Mr. Damon Bonneau, OSHA, Directorate of Construction, Room N-3468, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2020; email: bonneau.damon@dol.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: Back to Top

ACCSH Meeting Back to Top

ACCSH will meet May 10-11, 2012, in Washington, DC. The meeting is open to the public.

ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant Secretary) in the formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and on policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 651 et seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3).

The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:

  • Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
  • Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects;
  • Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs update;
  • Directorate of Standards and Guidance update;
  • Standards Improvement Project (SIP) IV rulemaking discussion;
  • Presentation on the ANSI-ASSE A10.33—Safety and Health Program Requirements for Multi-Employer Projects Overview;
  • Presentation on Targeting and Surveillance in the Construction Industry;
  • Committee and Work Group reports and administration; and
  • Public comment period.

OSHA transcribes ACCSH meetings and prepares detailed minutes of meetings. OSHA places the transcript and minutes in the public docket for the meeting. The docket also includes ACCSH Work Group reports, speaker presentations, comments, and other materials submitted to ACCSH.

ACCSH Work Group Meetings Back to Top

In conjunction with the ACCSH meeting, the following ACCSH Work Groups will meet May 8, 2012:

  • Backing Operations—1:15 to 3 p.m.
  • Health Hazards, Emerging Issues andPrevention Through Design—3:15 to 5 p.m.

The following ACCSH Work Groups will meet May 9, 2012:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention Programs—8:15 to 10 a.m.
  • Diversity—10:15 a.m. to noon
  • Training and Outreach (including a discussion of the 2012 Fall Prevention Campaign)—1 to 2:45 p.m.

ACCSH Work Group meetings are open to the public. For additional information on ACCSH Work Group meetings or participating in them, please contact Mr. Bonneau or look on the ACCSH page on OSHA's Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

Public Participation, Submissions, and Access to Public Record Back to Top

ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings: All ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings are open to the public. Individuals attending meetings at the U.S. Department of Labor must enter the building at the visitors' entrance, 3rd and C Streets NW., and pass through building security. Attendees must have valid government-issued photo identification to enter the building. For additional information about building security measures for attending the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings, please contact Ms. Chatmon (see ADDRESSES section). Please submit your request for special accommodations to attend the ACCSH and ACCSH Work Group meetings to Ms. Chatmon.

Submission of written comments: You may submit comments using one of the methods in the ADDRESSES section. Your submissions must include the agency name and docket number for this ACCSH meeting (Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011). OSHA will provide copies of submissions to ACCSH members.

Because of security-related procedures, submissions by regular mail may experience significant delays. For information about security procedures for submitting materials by hand delivery, express mail, and messenger or courier service, contact the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section).

Requests to speak and speaker presentations: If you want to address ACCSH at the meeting you must submit your request to speak, as well as written or electronic presentation (e.g., PowerPoint), by April 27, 2012, using one of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. Your request must state:

  • The amount of time requested to speak;
  • The interest you represent (e.g., business, organization, affiliation), if any; and
  • A brief outline of the presentation.

PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be compatible with PowerPoint 2003 and other Microsoft Office 2003 formats.

Alternatively, at the ACCSH meeting, you may request to address ACCSH briefly by signing the public-comment request sheet and listing the topic(s) you will address. You also must provide 20 hard copies of any materials, written or electronic, you want to present to ACCSH.

The ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and circumstances permit. The Chair will give preference to individuals who submitted speaker requests and presentations by April 27, 2012.

Public docket of the ACCSH meeting: OSHA places comments, requests to speak, and speaker presentations, including any personal information you provide, in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting without change, and those documents may be available online at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers and birthdates.

OSHA also places the meeting transcript, meeting minutes, documents presented at the ACCSH meeting, Work Group reports, and other documents pertaining to the ACCSH meeting in the public docket. These documents also are available online at http://www.regulations.gov.

Access to the public record of ACCSH meetings: To read or download documents in the public docket of this ACCSH meeting, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0011 at http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the public record for this meeting are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some documents (e.g., copyrighted materials) are not publicly available through that Web page. All documents in the public record, including materials not available through http://www.regulations.gov, are available for inspection and copying in the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section). Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for assistance in making submissions to, or obtaining materials from, the public docket.

Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other relevant information, also are available on the OSHA Web page at http://www.osha.gov.

Authority and Signature Back to Top

David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this notice under the authority granted by Section 7 of 29 U.S.C. 656, Section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act (Construction Safety Act) 40 U.S.C. 3704, 5 U.S.C. App. 2, 29 CFR parts 1911 and 1912, 41 CFR part 102, and Secretary of Labor's Order No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912).

Signed at Washington, DC, on April 9, 2012.

David Michaels,

Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.

[FR Doc. 2012-8883 Filed 4-12-12; 8:45 am]

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