[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 141 (Tuesday, July 25, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-15670]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2022-0002]
National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health
(NACOSH); Notice of Membership Appointments
AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.
ACTION: Notice of NACOSH membership appointments.
SUMMARY: On June 30, 2023, the Acting Secretary of Labor appointed six
members to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational
Safety and Health (NACOSH).
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: For press inquiries: Mr. Francis
Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of Communications, U.S. Department of
Labor; telephone (202) 693-1999, (TTY (877) 889-5627); email
For general information: Ms. Lisa Long, Acting Deputy Director,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone (202) 693-2049; email email@example.com.
For copies of this Federal Register Notice: Electronic copies of
this Federal Register notice are available at http://www.regulations.gov. This notice, as well as news releases and other
relevant information, are also available at OSHA's web page at
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 of Labor and the Secretary of Health
and Human Services (HHS) 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), its implementing regulations (41 CFR part
102-3), and OSHA's regulations on advisory committees and NACOSH (29
CFR parts 1912 and 1912a).
NACOSH is comprised of 12 members: four public representatives, two
management representatives, two labor representatives, two occupational
safety professional representatives, and two occupational health
professional representatives (29 CFR 1912a.2). The Secretary of Labor
appoints all of these members. However, the Secretary of HHS designates
four of the representatives: two of the four public representatives and
the two occupational health professional representatives. NACOSH
members serve staggered two-year terms, unless the member becomes
unable to serve, resigns, ceases to be qualified to serve, or is
removed by the Secretary.
On January 3, 2023, OSHA published a request for nominations for
two NACOSH HHS positions that would expire on June 16, 2023, and four
NACOSH OSHA positions that would expire on July 31, 2023 (88 FR 119).
Specifically, OSHA requested nominations for:
Two (2) public representatives (one for OSHA, one for
HHS); One (1) management representative (OSHA); One (1) labor representative (OSHA); One (1) occupational safety professional representative
(OSHA); and One (1) occupational health professional representative
OSHA handled the nominations consistent with the process identified
in the FRN.
The Acting Secretary of Labor proceeded with the appointment of
individuals to six positions on June 30, 2023.
II. Appointment of Committee Members
OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in
response to the agency's request for nominations (88 FR 119, January 3,
2023). The Secretary appointed NACOSH members based on their experience
and competence in the field of occupational safety and health (29 CFR
1912a.2). The NACOSH members that the Acting Secretary appointed on
August 1, 2023, with terms expiring on August 1, 2025 are:
Jay Withrow, Virginia Department of Labor and Industry
(OSHA). Michael Larranaga, REM Risk Consultants (HHS).
Andrew Perkins, Alabama Power Company (OSHA).
Jessica Garcia, UFCW (OSHA).
Occupational Safety Representative
Ray Ruiz, American Equity Underwriters (OSHA).
Occupational Health Representative
Suzanne Teran, UC Berkeley (HHS).
Authority and Signature:
James S. Frederick, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice
under the authority granted by 29 U.S.C. 655 (b)(1) and 656(b), 5
U.S.C. App. 2, and 29 CFR parts 1912 and 1912a.
Signed at Washington, DC, on July 18, 2023.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-15670 Filed 7-24-23; 8:45 am]
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