[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 149 (Friday, August 4, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-16641]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
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
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.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:
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 email@example.com.
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.
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,
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]
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