U.S. Department of Labor Schedules Advisory Committee On Construction Safety and Health Meeting

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor has scheduled a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) via teleconference and WebEx on Wednesday, July 1, 2020.

The meeting will include an update on key OSHA initiatives from Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health Loren Sweatt. The ACCSH will consider and make recommendations for updating the Powered Industrial Trucks standards and the Hazard Communication Standard.

In conjunction with the meeting, ACCSH Workgroups will meet by teleconference and WebEx on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

WHAT:          ACCSH Workgroups Meeting

WHEN:          Tuesday June 30, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 5:30 EDT
                        Teleconference and WebEx
1-888-658-5408, passcode 2597686

WHAT:          ACCSH Advisory Committee Meeting

WHEN:          Wednesday, July 1, 2020
12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. EDT
1-888-324-3487, passcode 9671553

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail, or by facsimile. Read the Federal Register notice for submission details, and for call-in and WebEx information. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Thursday, June 25, 2020. The meeting is open to the public.

The ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on construction standards and policy matters. It was established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act of 1970.

Under the OSH Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA’s role is to help ensure these conditions for America’s working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.