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OSHA advisory group to study stimulus package's impact on construction safety (3/30)

The effect of the federal economic stimulus package on the construction industry will be the main topic discussed at a meeting of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), April 14-17, 2009 in Washington, D.C.

The meeting will include discussion of the stimulus package's impact on aspects of construction safety such as road and bridge construction, equipment operations, highway work zone and green construction.

ACCSH workgroups will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 14-15 and the full meeting will convene Thursday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Friday, April 17 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. The committee will meet at the U.S. Department of Labor, Frances Perkins Building, Rooms N-3437 A-C, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C., 20210.

Topics that will be addressed during the two days of workgroup meetings are:

Women in Construction - 8:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m., April 14 Rollover Protective Structures - 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., April 14 Power Fastening Tools (Nail Guns) - 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m., April 14 Silica - 2:15 p.m. to 3:45 p.m., April 14 Residential Fall Protection - 3:45 p.m. to 5:15 p.m., April 14 Regulatory Compliance (Focused Inspections) - 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m., April 15 Education and Training - 10:15 a.m. to 11:45 a.m., April 15 Trenching - 12:45 p.m. to 2:15 p.m., April 15 Multilingual (explores safety issues created by language differences) - 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., April 15

The committee advises the assistant secretary of labor for OSHA on creating standards affecting the construction industry and on policy matters arising in the administration of the safety and health provisions of the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act, and the OSH Act of 1970.

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