Feb. 12, 2007
Contact: Elaine Fraser
Phone: (202) 693-1999
WASHINGTON -- The Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced today in the Federal Register that nominations are being accepted for persons to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health. The committee was established under section 7(a) of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 to advise the Secretary of Labor and the Secretary of Health and Human Services on matters relating to the administration of the Act.
Nominations will be accepted for seven vacancies in the following categories: two public representatives, one management representative, one safety representative, two labor representatives and one health representative. Members will serve a two-year term. Any interested person or organization may nominate one or more qualified persons for membership.
Nominations must be submitted no later than March 14, 2007 and should be submitted to the OSHA Docket Office, Room N-2625, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20210. The phone number is (202) 693-2350.
Questions on the NACOSH nominations process can be addressed to Deborah Crawford at (202) 693-1932.
Nominations are also accepted electronically (see Federal Register notice for instructions), by FAX at (202) 693-1948, messenger, or courier service. All nominations for NACOSH must include the agency name and docket number for this Federal Register notice, NACOSH 2007-1. More information can be found on the following Web site: http://www.regulations.gov.
Nominees should be identified by name, place of birth, occupation or position, address and telephone number. The category which the candidate would represent should be specified and a resume of the nominee's background, experience, and qualifications should be included. For more information on submission procedures, go to http://www.regulations.gov.
Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace for their employees. OSHA's role is to assure the safety and health of America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards; providing training, outreach, and education; establishing partnerships; and encouraging continual process improvement in workplace safety and health. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.
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