[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 29, 2022)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-25976]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2022-0001]
Advisory Committee on Construction Safety and Health
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Request for nominations.
SUMMARY: The Secretary of Labor requests nominations for membership
on the Advisory Committee for Construction Safety and Health (ACCSH).
DATES: Submit nominations for ACCSH membership by January 13, 2023.
Nominations: You must submit nominations and supporting materials,
identified by Docket No. OSHA-2022-0001, electronically at
www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal e-Rulemaking Portal. Follow
the online instructions for submissions.
Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (Docket No. OSHA-
2022-0001). OSHA will post all submissions, including personal
information, in the public docket without change, which may be made
available online at www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA cautions
interested parties about submitting information they do not want made
available to the public, or submitting materials that contain personal
information (either about themselves or others), such as Social
Security numbers and birthdates. For further information on submitting
nominations, see the ``Submission requirements'' heading in the section
of this notice titled SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION.
Docket: To read or download nominations or other materials in the
docket, go to www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are listed
in the 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 number: (877) 889-5627)
for assistance in locating docket submissions.
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 www.regulations.gov. This
document, as well as news releases and other relevant information are
also available on the OSHA web page at www.osha.gov.
SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Secretary of Labor invites interested
persons to submit nominations for membership on 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 occupational safety and health standards
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 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, and 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
appointed; 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.
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
position; 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 Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse ACCSH membership. To the
extent permitted by FACA and other laws, ACCSH membership will be
consistent with achieving the greatest impact, scope, and credibility
among diverse stakeholders. The diversity in such membership includes,
but is not limited to, race, sex, disability, sexual orientation, and
gender identity. The Secretary will select the 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
making these appointments to ACCSH. The Secretary will consider
individuals nominated in response to this Federal Register document, as
well as other qualified individuals, in selecting members to ACCSH.
OSHA will publish a list of ACCSH 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 pursuant to 29 U.S.C. 655, 40 U.S.C. 3704, Secretary of Labor's
Order No. 8-2020 (85 FR 58393), 5 U.S.C. App. 2, and 29 CFR part 1912.
Signed at Washington, DC, on November 22, 2022.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2022-25976 Filed 11-28-22; 8:45 am]
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