Workers, safety managers, and management are asked to pause during the June 2-6, 2014, stand-down to discuss topics including ladder safety, scaffolding safety, and roofing work safety.

Six Slots Open on ACCSH Committee

The committee is scheduled to meet Dec. 5-6 in Washington, D.C., to discuss GHS and the proposed draft standard on occupational exposure to beryllium, among other matters.

The Department of Labor will soon fill six positions on its Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) and is now accepting applications for them. ACCSH is scheduled to meet Dec. 5-6 in Washington, D.C., as well, with the agenda listing comments by Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels, a Directorate of Construction update on rulemaking projects; Directorate of Standards and Guidance update on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals program; a discussion of the OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour training courses; and a presentation on the draft proposed standard on Occupational Exposure to Beryllium.

The committee advises the secretary of Labor and the OSHA assistant secretary on the formulation of standards affecting the construction industry, and the OSH Act requires that OSHA consult with ACCSH before proposing any occupational safety and health standard affecting construction activities. The committee meets two to four times per year.

Applications are being accepted for the next 60 days for these positions:

  • Two members who are qualified by experience and affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction industry
  • Two members qualified to present the viewpoint of employees in the construction industry
  • One representative of a state safety and health agency
  • One public member 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.

Nominations must include the nominee’s contact information and current employment or position; a résumé or CV, including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations and associations; the category of membership the nominee is qualified to represent; a summary of the background, experience, and qualifications; 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 serving on the committee.

Guidance on submitting a nomination is available at, docket number OSHA-2013-0006.

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