[Federal Register Volume 88, Number 218 (Tuesday, November 14, 2023)]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2023-24917]
DEPARTMENT OF LABOR
Occupational Safety and Health Administration
[Docket No. OSHA-2023-0003]
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 November 1, 2023, the Acting Secretary of Labor appointed
two 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 email@example.com.
For general information: Ms. Lisa Long, Acting Deputy Director,
Directorate of Standards and Guidance, OSHA, U.S. Department of Labor;
telephone (202) 693-2409; email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 July 31, 2023, OSHA published a request for nominations for two
HHS designated NACOSH positions that would expire on November 15, 2023
(88 FR 49504). Specifically, OSHA requested nominations for:
One (1) public representative (HHS); 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 two positions on November 1, 2023.
II. Appointment of Committee Members
OSHA received nominations of highly qualified individuals in
response to the agency's request for nominations (88 FR 49504, July 31,
2023). The Acting Secretary appointed NACOSH members on the basis of
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 November 1, 2023 with terms expiring on November 15, 2025
HHS Designated Public Representative
Cynthia Lewis, University of Arkansas for Medical
Sciences, Health Policy & Management
HHS Designated Occupational Health Representative
Bobbi Jo Hurst, Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, PA.
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.
James S. Frederick,
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
[FR Doc. 2023-24917 Filed 11-13-23; 8:45 am]
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