ERIC Number: ED328668
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov-16
Reference Count: N/A
Construction Safety, Health and Education Improvement Act of 1989. Hearing before the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, One Hundred First Congress, First Session on S. 930 To Establish a Clear and Comprehensive Prohibition of Discrimination on the Basis of Disability.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.
This document reports the oral and written testimony of senators and representatives, administration officials, union officials, contractors' associations, engineers' associations, and construction and consulting companies concerning S. 930, a provision of the Construction Safety, Health and Education Improvement Act of 1989. This provision would mandate: (1) contractor safety and health programs; (2) an onsite project safety and health plan monitored by a construction safety specialist; (3) an improved system for Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) investigation of fatalities, serious injuries, and structural failures on construction projects; (4) establishment of a rational and coherent inspection targeting system by OSHA; (5) development of a cadre of compliance officers with expertise in recognizing and correcting construction dangers; and (6) establishment of a new office of construction safety, health, and education. Congressional witnesses and administration officials pointed out weaknesses in OSHA staffing and administration, and union officials highly supported the bill to increase safety in the construction industry. Contractors' representatives generally supported more education for the construction industry and OSHA staff but did not want more regulations and offices such as suggested by the proposed legislation. (KC)
Descriptors: Accident Prevention, Adults, Building Trades, Construction Industry, Construction Management, Construction (Process), Federal Legislation, Hearings, Injuries, Occupational Safety and Health, Safety Education
Superintendent of Documents, Congressional Sales Office, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
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Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.