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    Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health
    (FACOSH), Request for Nominations
[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 149 (Friday, August 4, 2023)]
[Pages 51861-51862]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-16641]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2023-0012]

Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 
(FACOSH), Request for Nominations

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the federal advisory 
council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health (OSHA) invites interested parties to submit nominations for 
membership on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and 
Health (FACOSH).

DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by September 22, 2023.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials by one 
of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically into Docket No. OSHA-2023-0012 at http://www.regulations.gov, which is the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Follow 
the online instructions for submissions.
    Docket: To read or download comments or other material in the 
docket, go to http://www.regulations.gov. Documents in the docket are 
listed in the http://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 
(877) 889-5627) for assistance in locating docket submissions.
    Instructions: All submissions must include the agency name and the 
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice (OSHA-2023-0012). 
OSHA will place comments, including personal information, in the public 
docket, which may be available online. Therefore, OSHA cautions 
interested parties about submitting personal information such as Social 
Security numbers and birthdates.

    Press inquiries: Mr. Frank Meilinger, Director, OSHA Office of 
Communications; telephone: (202) 693-1999; email: 
    General information: Ms. Mikki Holmes, Director, OSHA Office of 
Federal Agency Programs; telephone (202) 693-2122; email ofap@dol.gov.
    Copies of this Federal Register document: Electronic copies of this 
Federal Register document are available at http://www.regulations.gov. 
This document, as well as news releases and other relevant information 
are also available on the OSHA web page at http://www.osha.gov.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites 
interested parties to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.

I. Background

    FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor (Secretary) 
on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of 
Federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 (29 
U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). This 
includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the 
number of injuries and illnesses in the Federal workforce and how to 
encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational 
safety and health programs in each Federal agency.

II. FACOSH Membership

    FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the Secretary appoints to 
staggered terms not to exceed three (3) years. The Assistant Secretary, 
who chairs FACOSH, is seeking nominations to fill five (5) positions on 
FACOSH that become vacant on January 1, 2024. The Secretary will 
appoint the new members to three (3) year terms. The number of members 
the Secretary will appoint to three-year terms beginning January 1, 
2024, includes:
     Four management representatives; and
     One labor representative.
    FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary unless the 
member is no longer qualified to serve, resigns, or is removed by the 
Secretary. The Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive 
terms. FACOSH meets at least two (2) times per year. The Department of 
Labor is committed
to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse 
FACOSH membership. Any interested person or organization may nominate 
one (1) or more qualified persons for membership on FACOSH. Interested 
persons also are invited and encouraged to submit statements in support 
of particular nominees.

III. Nomination Requirements

    Nominations must include the following information:
    1. The nominee's contact information and current occupation or 
    2. Nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior membership 
on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and 
    3. Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is 
qualified to represent;
    4. A summary of the nominee's background, experience and 
qualifications that addresses the nominee's suitability for the 
nominated membership category;
    5. 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 
Federal workforce; and
    6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in FACOSH meetings and has 
no apparent conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on 

IV. Member Selection

    The Secretary will appoint FACOSH members based upon criteria 
including, but not limited to, the nominee's level of responsibility 
for occupational safety and health matters involving the Federal 
workforce, experience and competence in occupational safety and health, 
and willingness and ability to participate in FACOSH meetings regularly 
and fully. Federal agency management nominees who serve as their 
agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) and labor 
nominees who are responsible for Federal employee occupational safety 
and health matters within their respective organizations are preferred 
as management and labor members, respectively. The information received 
through the nomination process, along with other relevant sources of 
information, will assist the Secretary in making appointments to 
FACOSH. In selecting FACOSH 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 the 
new FACOSH members in the Federal Register.

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 section 19 of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. 10), Executive Order 12196 and 13511, 
Secretary of Labor's Order 8-2020 (85 FR 58393, 9/18/2020), 29 CFR part 
1960 (Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety 
and Health Programs), and 41 CFR part 102-3.

    Signed at Washington, DC, on July 28, 2023.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-16641 Filed 8-3-23; 8:45 am]