[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 14 (Friday, January 21, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01131]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2022-0001]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH)
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for Nominations for Employee Representative on the
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for an employee
representative on ACCSH.
DATES: Submit (postmark, send, transmit) nominations for ACCSH
membership by February 22, 2022.
ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by the
Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments,
electronically into Docket No. OSHA-2022-0001 at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow
the online instructions for submissions.
Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are
listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index; however, some
information (e.g., copyrighted material) is not publicly available to
read or download through the website. All submissions, including
copyrighted material, are available for inspection through the OSHA
Docket Office. Contact the OSHA Docket Office at (202) 693-2350 (TTY
(877) 889-5627) for assistance in locating docket submissions.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA-2022-0001).
OSHA will post all submissions, including personal information, in the
public docket, which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social
Security numbers and birthdates. For further information on submitting
comments, see the ``Submission requirements'' heading in the section of
this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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;
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 to fill one membership position for an
Employee Representative on the Advisory Committee on Construction
Safety and Health (ACCSH).
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 CSA and
OSHA regulations require the Assistant Secretary to consult with ACCSH
before the agency proposes any occupational safety and health standard
affecting construction activities (40 U.S.C. 3704; 29 CFR 1911.10).
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 are:
Five members who are qualified by experience and
affiliation to present the viewpoint of employers in the construction
Five members who are similarly qualified to present the
viewpoint of employees in the construction industry;
Two representatives of State safety and health agencies;
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; and
One representative designated by the Secretary of the
Department of Health and Human Services and appointed by the Secretary.
With this notice, OSHA is seeking to fill one vacant Employee
Representative position. 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 self-nominate or
nominate one or more other 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
A summary of the background, experience, and
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for nomination
as an Employee Representative;
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 the ACCSH member 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 making this appointment to ACCSH. The Secretary will
consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register
document, as well as other qualified individuals, in selecting members
Authority and Signature
Douglas L. Parker, 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 January 13, 2022.
Douglas L. Parker,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2022-01131 Filed 1-20-22; 8:45 am]
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