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October 21, 2021

US Department of Labor seeking nominations for newly reestablished
Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

Advises Secretary on workplace safety for federal workers

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking nominations for membership for the newly reestablished Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health, which advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees.

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh reauthorized the council's two-year charter on Oct. 1, 2021, to begin the process of reestablishing the 16-member council. Specifically, its members advise the Secretary on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce, and how to encourage each federal Executive Branch department and agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs.

The department is committed to equal opportunity in the workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse council members. By charter, eight members will represent management in federal departments and agencies, and eight members will represent federal employees. The Secretary appoints members for staggered terms of up to three years and may appoint some members to successive terms. The council meets at least twice a year.

Read the Federal Register notice for submission instructions. Submit nominations electronically, and refer to Docket No. OSHA-2021-0010 at, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submit nominations by Nov. 1, 2021. OSHA anticipates filling all vacancies by December 2021.

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Mandy McClure, 202-693-4675,

Release Number:  21-1896-NAT

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