OSHA Looking for Construction Safety Committee Members – Safety Training Thursday

OSHA announced on Tuesday, September 14, that it was seeking nominations for people to serve on the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH). According the release, ACCSH has advised the Secretary of Labor for nearly 40 years.

Topics covered by the committee include safety issues such as women in construction, recordkeeping, crane safety, and safety and health resources for Latino construction workers.

There are eight vacancies on the committee OSHA is looking to fill, and experienced construction safety experts are encouraged to apply; OSHA is especially interested in women and individuals from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Those individuals selected serve a two-year term, with 2-4 meetings a year.

Submitting a Nomination:
Nominations may be submitted at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. If submitting nominations by mail, send them to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2010-0028, U.S. Department of Labor, N-2625, 200 Constitution Ave., N.W., Washington, D.C. 20210. Nominations not exceeding 10 pages may be faxed to 202-693-1648. The deadline for submissions is Nov. 12, 2010.

You can read read the Federal Register notice on OSHA’s website.

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Course Coverage
Basic Construction Safety provides an overview of the hazards inherent inconstruction work, and identifies principles and practices to mitigate them. Coverage includes general considerations for contractors and employees related to requirements for tools and equipment, hazards within confined spaces, working safely around cranes, electricity, Lockout/Tagout procedures, trenching and excavation work, fall protection, hand and power tools, Hazcom, PPE, material handling, ladder and scaffolding safety, inspection and storage of materials.

Training Options
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- The MSDS Compliance Team -