- OIL & GAS
OSHA has released tentative agendas for upcoming meetings of the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH) and the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), both of which will meet next week in Washington, D.C.
At its gathering Dec. 14-15, NACOSH will take up the issues of electronic health records and prevention through design. Work Groups will meet on the morning of December 14 and report back to the full committee on the December 15. NIOSH officials will also make presentations to the committee on the afternoon of December 14. Official presentations from Assistant Secretary Dr. David Michaels and NIOSH will be made when the full committee meets on December 15. Individuals interested in submitting comments or requests to speak must do so by Dec. 7 online, by mail or by fax. See the Federal Register notice for details.
NACOSH is a continuing advisory committee established under the OSH Act of 1970 that has advised the Secretaries of Labor, and Health and Human Services for nearly 40 years on worker safety and health issues.
The Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH) will meet Dec. 13-16, with an agenda that includes an update on OSHA's construction enforcement and outreach efforts, rulemaking projects, a presentation from the Seattle Tunnel and Rail Team (START); ACCSH's consideration of, and recommendations on a direct final rule/proposed rule to update personal protective equipment standards on head protection for construction work and a proposed rule on Standards Improvement Project (SIP) IV; and a presentation from the Office Engineering Services on sewage treatment plant failure. The full committee will meet December 15-16. Work Groups will meet December 13-14. Comments and requests to speak may be submitted online, by mail or by fax. See the Federal Register notice for details. Comments and requests to speak must be submitted by Dec. 2.
ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health on construction standards and policy matters.
OSHA is accepting nominations to fill eight vacancies on the 15-member committee. Nominations will be accepted for representatives in the employee, employer, state safety and health agencies, and public categories. Nominations may be submitted online, by mail or by fax. Details are available at the Federal Register. Nominations must be submitted by January 23, 2012.