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March 19, 2020
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U.S. Department of Labor Requests Nominations to the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON, DC – The U.S. Department of Labor is requesting nominations for members to serve on the National Advisory Committee on Occupational Safety and Health (NACOSH).

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is accepting nominations for six NACOSH vacancies for two-year terms:

  • Two public representatives;
  • One management representative;
  • One labor representative;
  • One occupational health professional representative; and
  • One occupational safety professional representative

Nominations may be submitted electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. Read the Federal Register notice for additional details. Nominations must be submitted by April 27, 2020.

NACOSH advises, consults with and makes recommendations to the secretaries of labor and health and human services on matters relating to the administration of the Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) Act including regulatory, research, compliance assistance and enforcement issues. NACOSH consists of 12 members representing workers, employers, safety and health professionals, states and the public. NACOSH holds two to four meetings per year, which are open to the public.

Under the OSH Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHA's role is to help ensure these conditions for America's working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit www.osha.gov.

The mission of the Department of Labor is to foster, promote and develop the welfare of the wage earners, job seekers and retirees of the United States; improve working conditions; advance opportunities for profitable employment; and assure work-related benefits and rights.

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