- Part Number:1960
- Part Number Title:Basic Program Elements for Federal Employee Occupational Safety and Health Programs and Related Matters
- Subpart:1960 Subpart F
- Subpart Title:Occupational Safety and Health Committees
- Standard Number:
- Title:Committee organization.
- GPO Source:
For agencies which elect to utilize the committee concept, safety and health committees shall be formed at both the national level and, for agencies with field or regional offices, at appropriate levels within the agency. To realize exemption from unannounced OSHA inspections, an agency must form a committee at the national level and at any establishment or grouping of establishments that is to be exempt, keeping the Secretary advised of the locations and activities where such committees are functioning.
The principal function of the national level committee shall be to consult and provide policy advice on, and monitor the performance of, the agency-wide safety and health program.
Committees at other appropriate levels shall be established at agency establishments or groupings of establishments consistent with the mission, size and organization of the agency and its collective bargaining configuration. The agency shall form committees at the lowest practicable local level. The principal function of the establishment (or local) committees is to monitor and assist in the execution of the agency's safety and health policies and program at the workplaces within their jurisdiction. Any dispute over the meaning of the term "appropriate levels" shall be resolved by the Secretary.
Management members of both national level and establishment level committees shall be appointed in writing by the person empowered to make such appointments.