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OSHA Advisors to Meet About Cranes & Derricks Rule

Comments and requests to speak due April 18

April 11, 2014The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) will hold a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) May 7-8, in Washington, D.C. Work groups will meet May 7 and the full committee will meet May 8.

The agenda includes remarks from Dr. David Michaels, Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health; updates on rulemaking projects from OSHA’s Directorate of Construction; proposed amendments and corrections to OSHA’s Cranes and Derricks standards; updates to OSHA’s standard on eye and face protection in construction; and the proposed rule on Beryllium: Alternatives for Construction.

The committee will also discuss items from the proposed Standards Improvement Project IV and a presentation on 29 CFR 1926, Subpart V, Power Transmission and Distribution.



Work groups and the full committee will meet in Room N-3437 A-C, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20210.

The following work groups will meet May 7: Health Hazards, Emerging Issues, and Prevention through Design from 10 a.m. - noon; Temporary Workers from 1-3 p.m.; and Training and Outreach from 3:15-5:15 p.m. The full committee meeting will be held from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., May 8. All meetings are open to the public.

Comments and requests to speak may be submitted electronically at, the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Comments may also be submitted via mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by April 18.


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