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Jan. 15, 2014
Contact: Office of Communications
Phone: 202-693-1999

OSHA extends deadline to submit nominations for membership to
the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health

WASHINGTON – The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is extending the deadline for interested individuals to submit nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health. OSHA is seeking to fill two federal agency management representatives and three labor organization representatives.

FACOSH advises the secretary of labor on matters relating to federal employees occupational safety and health. This includes providing advice 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.

OSHA originally published a Federal Register notice requesting submission of nominations by Nov. 5, 2013. The agency is providing additional time to obtain an adequate number of candidates who meet membership requirements and qualifications.

Nominations may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal, by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Nominations must be submitted by March 10, 2014.

Under Section 19 of the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 and Executive Order 12196, the head of each agency is responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces for their employees. OSHAs role is to ensure these conditions for all federal employees by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education and assistance. For more information, visit http://www.osha.gov.

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