The Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is accepting nominations for six new members to serve on the 15-member committee. OSHA is seeking nominations for members representing employees (2), employers (2), the general public (1), and state safety and health agencies (1).
The committee, 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.
Additionally, the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health will meet in Washington, D.C. in early December for updates and discussions with agency officials. Three working groups — Health Hazards, Emerging Issues and Prevention through Design; Temporary Workers; and Training and Outreach — will meet December 1, and the full committee will meet December 2. Both meetings are open to the public.
Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Nov. 13, 2015.
The tentative agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, followed by updates from the Directorate of Construction and information about OSHA data and the 2015 National Safety Stand-Down. The group will also discuss a recommendation to eliminate from OSHA standards the requirement for employee social security numbers.