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    National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH); Request for Nominations
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 1 (Tuesday, January 3, 2023)]
[Pages 119-120]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2022-28499]



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 February 2, 2023.

    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 
and birthdates.
    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 press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications, U.S. Department of Labor; telephone: (202) 693-1999; 
email: meilinger.francis2@dol.gov.
    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 (Labor Secretary) 
invites interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on 

I. Background

    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 
    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 meets 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 Labor Secretary. The terms of 
two Health and Human Services-designated NACOSH members expire on June 
16, 2023, and four Department of Labor-designated NACOSH members expire 
on July 31, 2023.

II. NACOSH Membership

    NACOSH is comprised of 12 members appointed by the Secretary of 
Labor, four of which are designated by the HHS Secretary. Accordingly, 
the Labor Secretary seeks committed members to serve a two-year term. 
If a vacancy occurs before a term expires, the Labor 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 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 five 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 
categories listed.
    OSHA invites nominations for the following NACOSH positions:
     Two (2) public representatives (one for OSHA, one for 
     One (1) management representative (OSHA);
     One (1) labor representative (OSHA);
     One (1) occupational safety professional representative 
(OSHA); and
     One (1) occupational health professional representative 

III. Submission Requirements

    Any individual or organization may nominate one or more qualified 
persons for membership on NACOSH. Nominations must include the 
following information:
    1. The nominee's name, contact information, and current employment 
or position;
    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 Appointment

    The Labor Secretary will appoint six NACOSH members, two of which 
will be designated by the HHS Secretary, 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 Labor Secretary in appointing members to NACOSH. In 
selecting NACOSH members, the Labor Secretary will consider individuals 
nominated in response to this Federal Register notice, as well as other 
qualified individuals. OSHA will publish a list of newly appointed 
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 December 12, 2022.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2022-28499 Filed 12-30-22; 8:45 am]