[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 146 (Monday, August 1, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-16376]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2022-0002]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(NACOSH); Request for Nominations
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations.
SUMMARY: OSHA invites interested persons to submit nominations for
membership on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety
and Health (NACOSH).
DATES: Nominations for NACOSH membership must be submitted (postmarked,
sent, transmitted, or received) by August 31, 2022.
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 online instructions for making
OSHA will post submissions in response to this Federal Register
notice, including personal information, in the public docket, which
will be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions interested parties
about submitting personal information such as Social Security numbers
Docket: To read or download submissions or other material in the
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. All documents in the public
docket are listed in the index; however, some documents (e.g.,
copyrighted material) are not publicly available to read or download
through www.regulations.gov. 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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
For press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999;
General information and technical inquiries: Ms. Lisa Long, Acting
Deputy Director, Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S.
Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-2049; email:
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor (Secretary) invites
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on NACOSH.
The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (OSH Act) (29 U.S.C.
651, 656) established NACOSH to advise, consult with, and make
recommendations to the Secretary and the Secretary of Health and Human
Services (HHS Secretary) on matters relating to the administration of
the OSH Act. NACOSH is a continuing
advisory committee of indefinite duration.
NACOSH operates in accordance with the Federal Advisory Committee
Act (FACA) (5 U.S.C. app. 2), implementing regulations (41 CFR part
102-3), the OSH Act, and OSHA's regulations on NACOSH (29 CFR part
The Committee shall meet at least two times a year (29 U.S.C.
656(a)(2)). Committee members serve without compensation, but OSHA
provides travel and per diem expenses. NACOSH members serve staggered
terms, unless the member becomes unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be
qualified to serve, or is removed by the Secretary. The terms of four
Department of Labor appointed NACOSH members expire on January 14,
II. NACOSH Membership
NACOSH is comprised of 12 members appointed by the Secretary of
Labor. Accordingly, the Secretary seeks committed members to serve a
two-year term. If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Secretary
may appoint a new member who represents the same interest as the
predecessor to serve the remainder of the unexpired term. The U.S.
Department of Labor (Department) is committed to equal opportunity in
the workplace and seeks a broad-based and diverse NACOSH membership.
Nominations of new members, or resubmissions of current or former
members, will be accepted in four categories of membership. Interested
persons may nominate themselves or submit the name of another person
whom they believe to be interested in and qualified to serve on NACOSH.
Nominations may also be submitted by organizations from one of the
OSHA invites nominations for the following NACOSH positions:
One (1) public representative;
One (1) management representative;
One (1) labor representative;
One (1) occupational safety professional representative.
III. Submission Requirements
Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified
persons for membership on NACOSH. Nominations must include the
1. The nominee's name, contact information, and current employment
2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior
membership on NACOSH and other relevant organizations and associations;
3. The categories that the nominee is qualified to represent;
4. A summary of the background, experience, and qualifications that
address the nominee's suitability for membership;
5. A list of articles or other documents the nominee has authored
that indicates the nominee's experience in worker safety and health;
6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is
willing to regularly attend and participate in NACOSH meetings, and has
no conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on NACOSH.
OSHA will conduct a basic background check of candidates before
their appointment to NACOSH. The background check will involve
accessing publicly available, internet-based sources.
IV. Member Selection
The Secretary of Labor will select four NACOSH members based on
their experience, knowledge, and competence in the field of
occupational safety and health (29 CFR 1912a.2). Information received
through this nomination process, in addition to other relevant sources
of information, will assist the Secretary of Labor in appointing
members to NACOSH. In selecting NACOSH members, the Secretary will
consider individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register
notice, as well as other qualified individuals. OSHA will publish a
list of NACOSH members in the Federal Register.
Authority and Signature
James S. Frederick, 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. 656, 5 U.S.C. app. 2,
29 CFR parts 1912 and 1912a; 41 CFR part 102-3; and Secretary of
Labor's Order No. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, Sept. 18, 2020).
Signed at Washington, DC, on July 25, 2022.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2022-16376 Filed 7-29-22; 8:45 am]
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