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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a proposed rule to update its standard on Accident Prevention Signs and Tags in construction (29 CFR 1926.200), which requires that signs and symbols be visible at all times to warn workers of existing hazards when work is being performed. The proposed rule updates the American National Standards Institute consensus standards referenced in Sec. 1926.200, and proposes technical amendments and corrections to OSHA's Cranes and Derricks standards (29 CFR part 1926, subpart CC).

A special meeting of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health will convene March 18, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in Room N-3437 A-C of the U.S. Department of Labor (200 Constitution Ave., NW, Washington, D.C. 20210) to consider the proposed rule and hear public comment. The meeting is open to the public. The deadline to submit comments and requests is March 8.

The committee, established under the Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, advises the secretary of labor and assistant secretary of labor regarding occupational safety and health on construction standards and policy matters. Click here for information on the committee's history, members, meeting minutes and reports.


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