OSHA appoints ABC’s Sizemore, 14 others to administer construction safety
By Riley SimpsonJune 02, 2021
The newest 15 members of the Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH), which sets industry standards and policies for the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), started their two-year terms last month.
Joining the committee is Greg Sizemore, vice president of health, safety, environment and workforce development for Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), who is one of five employer representatives on the committee, which also features five employee representatives and members from the public, state and federal sectors.
“It is an absolute honor to continue to serve the construction industry in this capacity,” Sizemore said. “By assessing and advancing the safety conditions in the construction industry, I can help ensure employers are sending their employees home in the same—or better—condition than when they arrive on the jobsite.”
According to OSHA, the next ACCSH Workgroup virtual meeting is on June 30 and will tackle industry topics such as trench safety and fall prevention, as well as the health issues of opioid abuse and suicides in construction.
Established in 1978, the ACCSH has advised OSHA (currently Acting Assistant Secretary James Frederick) on setting construction standards and policy matters under he Contract Work Hours and Safety Standards Act and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970.
Sizemore has been a key liaison between the construction industry and the public sector, ABC said, and he manages a network of approximately 800 education programs.
ABC also said Sizemore is responsible for the STEP Safety Management System, which increases safety performance among participants by reducing recordable incidents by up to 85% -- with the standout performers 655% safer than the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics industry average.
“This important work takes leadership, dedication and partnership from all facets of our industry, and I’m looking forward to working in tandem with other committee members and OSHA to continue to raise the bar for safety in construction,” Sizemore said.