[Federal Register Volume 85, Number 237 (Wednesday, December 9, 2020)]
[Pages 79221-79222]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2020-27050]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003]

Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)

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: Submit (postmark, send, transmit) nominations for ACCSH 
membership by January 8, 2021.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one 
of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically into Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003 at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow 
the online instructions for submissions.
    Facsimile: 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-
2020-0003, Room N-3653, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20210; telephone: (202) 693-2350. Please 
note: While OSHA's Docket Office is continuing to accept and process 
requests, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Docket Office is closed to 
the public.
    Instructions: All nominations and supporting materials must include 
the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register document 
(Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003). Because of security-related procedures, 
submitting nominations by regular mail may result in a significant 
delay in their receipt.
    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 
and birthdates.
    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 online, are available for inspection 
through the OSHA Docket Office. For information about accessing 
materials in Docket No. OSHA-2020-0003, including materials not 
available online, contact the OSHA Docket Office.

    For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: 
    For general information about ACCSH and ACCSH membership: Mr. Damon 
Bonneau, OSHA, Directorate of Construction; telephone: (202) 693-2020; 
email: bonneau.damon@dol.gov.
    Copies of this Federal Register document: Electronic copies of this 
Federal Register document 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.

A. 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 Federal Advisory Committee 
Act (FACA), as amended (5 U.S.C. App. 2), and the implementing 
regulations (41 CFR 102-3 et seq.); and Department of Labor Manual 
Series Chapter 1-900 (8/31/2020). ACCSH generally meets two to four 
times a year.

B. 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.

C. Submission Requirements

    Nominations must include the following information:
     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 
and associations;
     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.

D. 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. Nominees will also be evaluated in accordance with 
Secretary's Order 10-2020 (85 FR 71104) to ensure they are sufficiently 
financially independent from the Department programs and activities for 
which they may be called upon to provide advice. 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 individuals.

Authority and Signature

    Loren Sweatt, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, authorized the preparation of this 
notice under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655(b)(1) and 656(b), 
40 U.S.C. 3704(a)(2), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, Secretary of Labor's Order No. 
8-2020 (85 FR 58393), and 29 CFR part 1912.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on December 4, 2020.
Loren Sweatt,
Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety 
and Health.
[FR Doc. 2020-27050 Filed 12-8-20; 8:45 am]