The 15-member Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health is seeking eight new members. Nominations are being accepted through Jan. 7.
The board consists of five representatives each of the employee and employer communities, two representatives of state safety and health agencies, two from public organizations, and one designated by the secretary of Health and Human Services. The committee meets two to six times per year for one- or two-day sessions.
The ACCSH is described as "a continuing advisory body established under section 107 of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act -- 40 U.S.C 333, of 1973, commonly known as the Construction Safety Act -- to advise the assistant secretary for Occupational Safety and Health with respect to setting construction standards and policy matters affecting federally financed or assisted construction. In addition, 29 CFR part 1912.3 provides that OSHA shall consult with the ACCSH regarding the setting of construction standards under the Occupational Safety and Health Act."
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December 10, 2012
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