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OSHA safety advisory committee meeting, workgroups scheduled in DC

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health on March 1 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, also known as the Construction Safety Act, established the committee to advise the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health on CSA-related policy matters and the setting of construction standards.

The meeting will include the following:

  • Remarks from the Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety and Health, who will provide agency updates.
  • Updates from OSHA’s Directorate of Construction on the construction industry.
    Presentation by the American Society of Concrete Contractors on hard hats to helmets.
  • Update on the National Safety Stand-Down to Prevent Falls in Construction.
    ACCSH Workgroup reports.
  • Public comment period.

The following ACCSH workgroups will meet on Feb. 28: the Emerging and Current Issues Workgroup from 9 to 11 a.m.; the Infrastructure Workgroup from 12 to 2 p.m.; and the Education, Training and Outreach Workgroup from 2:15 to 4:15 p.m.

The full committee and workgroup meetings will be held in Conference Room C-5320, Room 6, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20210. Meetings are open to the public, and will be in person and online. In-person attendance will be limited to the first 25 people who register to attend in person.

To register for in-person attendance, contact Gretta Jameson at jameson.grettah@dol.gov by Feb. 23. Submit comments and requests to speak to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, Docket Number OSHA-2023-0002, by Feb. 23. Be sure to include the docket number on all submissions. Details on how to attend online are included the docket and are available on the ACCSH webpage. Read the Federal Register notice for submission details.

Mark Buckshon
Mark Buckshonhttps://washingtonconstructionnews.com
Mark Buckshon is the publisher and interim editor of Washington Construction News. He is also president of the Construction News and Report Group of Companies. He combines a journalism and business background, and has published construction trade publications for more than 30 years, after an earlier career in journalism, which culminated when he lived through the transition from Rhodesia to Zimbabwe in 1978-80 as a sub-editor for the Bulawayo Chronicle and a correspondent for a Canadian news service.

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