OSHA schedules meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
Committee will meet March 31-April 1, 2015 in Washington, D.C.
By Jesse Lawder
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration will hold a special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health March 31-April 1, 2015, in Washington, D.C. The meeting will consider a draft proposal to revise OSHA’s crane operator qualification requirement in the Cranes and Derricks in Construction standard.
The tentative agenda also includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, assistant secretary of labor for occupational safety and health, OSHA’s presentation of the draft proposed standard, public comments to ACCSH, and the committee’s recommendation on the proposed rule. A draft of the proposed regulatory text and a summary of site visits are available on ACCSH’s Web page and in the ACCSH Meeting Docket, No. OSHA-2015-0002.
The committee will meet 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 31 and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 1 in Room N-4437 A-D, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210. The meetings are open to the public.
Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. The public will have the opportunity to comment from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on March 31. Comments and requests must be submitted by March 20, 2015.
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.
About the Author
Jesse Lawder is the Special Assistant at U.S. Department of Labor.