OSHA Schedules Construction Safety and Health Committee Meeting

Meeting on Aug. 22-23 will be open to the public; email comments will be accepted.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health Aug. 22-23, 2013, in Washington, D.C.

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.

The agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, updates on rulemaking projects from OSHA’s Directorate of Construction and the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health.

In addition, the committee will consider and make recommendations on items from the proposed Standards Improvement Project IV and discuss OSHA’s temporary worker initiatives and outreach training program.

The meeting will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. ET, Aug. 22 and 23 in Room C-5515, 1A-B, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. Some committee members will participate by teleconference. The meeting is open to the public.

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Comments may also be submitted via mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Aug. 15, 2013.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit