[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 14 (Friday, January 21, 2022)]
[Pages 3359-3360]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-01131]



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 
following method:

    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 

    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 to fill one membership position for an 
Employee Representative on the Advisory Committee on Construction 
Safety and Health (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 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 
and associations;
     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]