• Part Number:
  • 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:
    National committee duties.
  • GPO Source:

National committees established under this subpart shall, except where prohibited by law:


Monitor performance of the agency safety and health program and make policy recommendations to the head of the agency on the operation of the program;

Monitor and assist in the development and operation of the agency's establishment committees. As the committee deems appropriate, monitor and review: Reports of inspections; internal and external evaluation reports; agency safety and health training programs; proposed agency standards; agency plans for abating hazards; and responses to reports of hazardous conditions; safety and health program deficiencies; and allegations of reprisal;
Monitor and recommend changes in the resources allocated to the entire agency safety and health program;
Report their dissatisfaction to the Secretary if half a committee determines there are deficiencies in the agency's safety and health program or is not satisfied with the agency's reports of reprisal investigations; and
Request the Secretary to conduct an evaluation or inspection if half the members of record are not satisfied with an agency's response to a report of hazardous working conditions.