[Federal Register Volume 83, Number 180 (Monday, September 17, 2018)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2018-20117]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations for membership on ACCSH.
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership on
DATES: Nominations for ACCSH membership: Submit (postmark, send,
transmit) nominations for ACCSH membership by November 16, 2018.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one
of the following methods:
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically at: http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. Follow the on-line instructions for submissions.
Facsimile (Fax): If your nomination and supporting materials,
including attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may fax them to the
OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-1648.
Regular mail, express mail, hand delivery, or messenger (courier)
service: Submit materials to the OSHA Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-
2017-0007, Room N-3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350 (TTY (877)
889-5627). OSHA's Docket Office accepts deliveries (hand deliveries,
express mail, and messenger service) during normal business hours,
10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., ET.
Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials must include
the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document
(Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012). Because of security-related procedures,
submitting nominations by regular mail may result in a significant
delay in their receipt. Please contact the OSHA Docket Office for
information about security
procedures for submitting nominations by hand delivery, express
delivery, and messenger or courier service.
OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register
document, including personal information provided, without change at
http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties
about submitting personal information such as Social Security Numbers
Access to docket: The http://www.regulations.gov index lists all
submissions provided in response to this Federal Register document;
however, some information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly
available to read or download from that web page. All submissions,
including materials not available on-line, are available for inspection
at the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing materials in
Docket No. OSHA-2018-0012, including materials not available on-line,
contact the OSHA Docket Office.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Frank
Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications; telephone: (202)
693-1999; email: email@example.com.
For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH membership: Mr. Damon
Bonneau, OSHA, Directorate of Construction; telephone: (202) 693-2020;
Copies of this Federal Register document: Electronic copies of this
Federal Register notice are available at: http://www.regulations.gov.
This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information
are also available on the OSHA web page at: http://www.osha.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor invites interested
persons to submit nominations for membership on ACCSH.
Background: ACCSH advises the Secretary of Labor and the Assistant
Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health (Assistant
Secretary) in the formulation of standards affecting the construction
industry, and on policy matters arising in the administration of the
safety and health provisions under the Contract Work Hours and Safety
Standards Act (Construction Safety Act (CSA)) (40 U.S.C. 3701 et seq.)
and the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C.
651 et seq.) (see also 29 CFR 1911.10 and 1912.3). In addition, the OSH
Act and CSA require the Assistant Secretary to consult with ACCSH
before the Agency proposes any occupational safety and health standard
affecting construction activities (29 CFR 1911.10; 40 U.S.C. 3704).
ACCSH operates in accordance with the CSA, the OSH Act, the Federal
Advisory Committee Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and regulations issued
pursuant to those statutes (29 CFR part 1912, 41 CFR part 102-3). ACCSH
generally meets two to four times a year.
ACCSH membership: ACCSH consists of 15 members whom the Secretary
appoints. ACCSH members generally serve staggered two-year terms,
unless they resign, cease to be qualified, become unable to serve, or
the Secretary removes them (29 CFR 1912.3(e)). The Secretary may
appoint ACCSH members to successive terms. No member of ACCSH, other
than members who represent employers or employees, shall have an
economic interest in any proposed rule that affects the construction
industry (29 CFR 1912.6).
The categories of ACCSH membership, and the number of new members
to be appointed to replace members whose terms will expire, are:
Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction
industry--five employer representatives will be appointed;
Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry--five employee
representatives will be appointed;
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies--
two representatives from a State safety and health agency will be
Two public members, qualified by knowledge and experience
to make a useful contribution to the work of ACCSH, such as those who
have professional or technical experience and competence with
occupational safety and health in the construction industry--two public
representatives will be appointed; and
One representative designated by the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the
Secretary--no new appointment will be made.
The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. Any
interested person or organization may nominate one or more individuals
for membership on ACCSH. Interested persons also are invited and
encouraged to submit statements in support of nominees.
Submission requirements: Nominations must include the following
Nominee's contact information and current employment or
Nominee's r[eacute]sum[eacute] or curriculum vitae,
including prior membership on ACCSH and other relevant organizations
Category of membership (employer, employee, public, State
safety and health agency) that the nominee is qualified to represent;
A summary of the background, experience, and
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for each of the
nominated membership categories;
Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry; and
A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination,
is willing to regularly attend and participate in ACCSH meetings, and
has no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on ACCSH.
Member selection: The Secretary will select ACCSH members on the
basis of their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the
construction industry. Information received through this nomination
process, in addition to other relevant sources of information, will
assist the Secretary in appointing members to ACCSH. In selecting ACCSH
members, the Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response
to this Federal Register document, as well as other qualified
Authority and Signature
Loren Sweatt, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Occupational Safety
and Health, authorized the preparation of this document under the
authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 656; 40 U.S.C. 3704; 5 U.S.C. App. 2; 29
CFR parts 1911 and 1912; 41 CFR 102-3; and Secretary of Labor's Order
No. 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, Jan. 25, 2012).
Signed at Washington, DC, on September 11, 2018.
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2018-20117 Filed 9-14-18; 8:45 am]
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