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||Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health [ACCSH]
[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 216 (Thursday, November 7, 2013)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2013-26646]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Announcement of a meeting of ACCSH and request for nominations
for membership on ACCSH.
SUMMARY: ACCSH will meet December 5-6, 2013, in Washington, DC. OSHA
also announces the Assistant Secretary of Labor request for nominations
for membership on ACCSH.
ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet from 1 to 4 p.m., e.t., Thursday,
December 5, 2013, and Friday, December 6, 2013. Submit (postmark, send,
transmit) comments, requests to address the ACCSH meeting, speaker
presentations (written or electronic), requests for special
accommodations for the ACCSH meeting, by November 15, 2013.
Nominations for ACCSH membership: Submit nominations for ACCSH
membership January 6, 2014.
Submission of comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations for ACCSH
membership: Submit comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations for the ACCSH meeting, and nominations and supporting
material for ACCSH membership, using one of the following methods:
Electronically: 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 the submission, including attachments, does not
exceed 10 pages, you may fax it to the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier)
service: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2013-0006, 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 service) during normal business hours, 8:15
a.m.-4:45 p.m., e.t., weekdays.
Instructions: Submissions must include the agency name and docket
number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006).
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
OSHA will post comments, requests to speak, and speaker
presentations, including any personal information provided, without
change, at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions you
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers
Location of the ACCSH meeting: ACCSH will meet in Room C-5515, 1A-
B, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington,
Requests for special accommodations at the ACCSH meeting: Please
submit requests for special accommodations to attend the ACCSH meeting
to Ms. Frances Owens, OSHA, Office of Communications, Room N-3647, U.S.
Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210;
telephone (202) 693-1999; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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
For general information about ACCSH, the ACCSH meeting, and ACCSH
membership: 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
Copies of this Federal Register notice: 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.
I. ACCSH Meeting
Background: ACCSH will meet December 5-6, 2013, in Washington, DC.
Some ACCSH members will attend the meeting by teleconference. The
meeting is open to the public. 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
speaker presentations, comments, and other materials submitted to
ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and the 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 (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.) and the
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C. 651 et
seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the OSH Act
and CSA require that OSHA consult with ACCSH before the Agency proposes
any occupational safety and health standard affecting construction
activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).
Meeting agenda: The tentative agenda for this meeting includes:
Assistant Secretary's Agency update and remarks;
Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects;
Directorate of Standards and Guidance update on the
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals
Discussion of the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training
Presentation on the draft proposed standard on
Occupational Exposure to Beryllium; and
Public comment period.
Attending the meeting: Individuals attending the meeting 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 (such
as a driver's license) to enter the building. For additional
information about building security measures for attending ACCSH
meetings, please contact Ms. Owens (see ADDRESSES section).
Requests to speak and speaker presentations: Attendees who want to
address ACCSH at the meeting must submit a request to speak, as well as
any written or electronic presentation, by November 15, 2013, using one
of the methods listed in the ADDRESSES section. The 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 your presentation.
PowerPoint presentations and other electronic materials must be
compatible with PowerPoint 2010 and other Microsoft Office 2010
The ACCSH Chair may grant requests to address ACCSH as time and
Public docket of the meeting: OSHA will place 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. OSHA also places in the public docket the meeting
transcript, meeting minutes, documents presented at the ACCSH meeting,
and other documents pertaining to the ACCSH meeting. These documents
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-2013-0006 at http://www.regulations.gov. The
http://www.regulations.gov index also lists all documents in the public record
for this meeting; 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). Contact the OSHA Docket
Office for assistance in making submissions to, or obtaining materials
from, the public docket.
II. Request for Nominations for Membership on ACCSH
The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health
(OSHA Assistant Secretary) invites interested persons to submit
nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Background: ACCSH is a continuing advisory committee established
under Section 107(e) of the CSA to advise the Secretary of Labor
(Secretary) in the formulation of construction safety and health
standards, as well as on policy matters arising under the CSA and the
OSH Act. In particular, 29 CFR 1911.10(a) and 1912.3(a) provide that
the Assistant Secretary shall consult with ACCSH whenever the Agency
proposes any safety or health standard that affects the construction
ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). ACCSH
generally meets two to four times a year.
ACCSH membership: ACCSH consists of 15 members whom the Secretary
appoints. ACCSH members generally serve staggered two-year terms,
unless they resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or
the Secretary removes them (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may
appoint ACCSH members to successive terms. No member of ACCSH, other
than members who represent employers or employees, shall have an
economic interest in any proposed rule that affects the construction
industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members
to be appointed to replace members whose terms have expired, are:
Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction
industry--two employer representatives will be appointed;
Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--two employee
representatives will be appointed;
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies--
one representative from a State safety and health agency will be
Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who
have professional or technical experience and competence with
occupational safety and health in the construction industry--one public
representative will be appointed; and
One representative designated by the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the
Secretary--no new appointment will be made.
The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any
interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and
encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following
Nominee's contact information and current employment or
Nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae,
including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations
Category of membership (employer, employee, public, State
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
A summary of the background, experience, and
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the
nominated membership categories;
Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry; and
A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination,
is willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and
has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
Member selection: The Secretary will select ACCSH members on the
basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
Information received through this nomination process, in addition to
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in
appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH members, the Secretary
will consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal
Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals.
Instructions for submitting nominations: All nominations,
supporting documents, attachments, and other materials must identify
the Agency name and the docket number for this Federal Register notice
(Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006). Submit materials electronically, by FAX,
or by hard copy. You may supplement electronic submissions by attaching
electronic files. If you supplement electronic submissions with hard-
copy documents, submit the hard copy documents to the OSHA Docket
Office and clearly identify the electronic submission by Agency name
and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006) so the Docket Office can
attach the hard-copy documents to the appropriate electronic
The OSHA Docket Office will post all submissions, including
personal information provided, in the docket without change. Therefore,
OSHA cautions interested parties about submitting personal information
such as Social Security numbers and birthdates. Guidance on submitting
nominations and supporting materials is available on-line at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket Office.
Access to docket: http://www.regulations.gov index lists all
submissions provided in response to this Federal Register notice;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download from that Web page. All submissions,
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection
and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2013-0006, including materials not
available on-line, contact the OSHA Docket Office.
Authority and Signature
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 29 U.S.C. 656; 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, Jan. 25, 2012).
Signed at Washington, DC, on November 1, 2013.
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2013-26646 Filed 11-6-13; 8:45 am]
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