[Federal Register Volume 87, Number 228 (Tuesday, November 29, 2022)]
[Pages 73333-73335]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-25976]



 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 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 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.

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 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]