[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 129 (Thursday, July 5, 2012)]
[Pages 39743-39745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2012-16468]



Occupational Safety and Health Administration

[Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022]

Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health 

AGENCY: Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Labor.

ACTION: Request for nominations to serve on the Federal Advisory 
Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).


SUMMARY: The Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and 
Health invites interested individuals to submit nominations for 
membership on FACOSH.

DATES: Nominations for FACOSH must be submitted (postmarked, sent, 
transmitted, or received) by September 4, 2012.

ADDRESSES: You may submit nominations and supporting materials, which 
you must identify by the Docket Number for this Federal Register notice 
(Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022), by one of the following methods:
    Electronically: You may submit nominations, including attachments, 
electronically at http://www.regulations.gov, the federal e-Rulemaking 
portal. Follow the online instructions for submitting nominations;
    Facsimile: If your nomination and supporting materials and 
attachments, do not exceed 10 pages, you may Fax them to the OSHA 
Docket Office at (202) 693-1648;
    Mail, express delivery, hand delivery, messenger or courier 
service: You may send nominations and supporting materials to the OSHA 
Docket Office, Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022, Room N-2625, U.S. Department 
of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone 
(202) 693-2350 (TTY number (877) 889-5627). Deliveries by hand, express 
mail, messenger, and courier service are accepted during the Department 
of Labor's and OSHA Docket Office's normal business hours, 8:15 a.m.-
4:45 p.m., e.t.

For Additional Information

    For press inquiries: Mr. Francis Meilinger, OSHA, Office of 
Communications, Room N-3647, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution 
Avenue NW., Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-1999; email: 
[email protected].
    For general information: Mr. Francis Yebesi, OSHA, Office of 
Federal Agency Programs, Directorate of Enforcement Programs, Room N-
3622, U.S. Department of Labor, 200 Constitution Avenue NW., 
Washington, DC 20210; telephone (202) 693-2122; email: [email protected].

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: The Assistant Secretary of OSHA invites 
interested individuals to submit nominations for membership on FACOSH.
    Background. FACOSH is authorized to advise the Secretary of Labor

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(Secretary) on all matters relating to the occupational safety and 
health of federal employees (Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 
(29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, Executive Orders 12196 and 13511). This 
includes providing advice on how to reduce and keep to a minimum the 
number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to 
encourage the establishment and maintenance of effective occupational 
safety and health programs in each federal agency.
    FACOSH membership. FACOSH is comprised of 16 members, who the 
Secretary appoints to staggered terms not to exceed 3 years. OSHA is 
seeking nominations to fill six positions on FACOSH that will become 
vacant on January 1, 2013.
    The categories of FACOSH membership and the number of new members 
to be appointed to three-year terms include:
     Eight members are federal agency management 
representatives--Three management representatives will be appointed.
     Eight members are representatives of labor organizations 
that represent federal employees--Three federal employee 
representatives will be appointed.
    FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the Secretary unless the 
member is no longer qualified to serve, resigns, or is removed by the 
Secretary. The Secretary may appoint FACOSH members to successive 
terms. FACOSH meets at least two times a year.
    The Department of Labor is committed to equal opportunity in the 
workplace and seeks broad-based and diverse FACOSH membership. Any 
interested federal agency, labor organization, or person(s) may 
nominate one or more qualified persons for membership on FACOSH. 
Interested individuals also are invited and encouraged to submit 
statements in support of particular nominees.
    Nomination requirements. Submission of nominations must include the 
following information:
    1. The nominee's name, contact information and current occupation 
or position;
    2. The nominee's resume or curriculum vitae, including prior 
membership on FACOSH and other relevant organizations, associations and 
    3. Category of membership (management, labor) the nominee is 
qualified to represent;
    4. A summary of the nominee's background, experience and 
qualifications that address the nominee's suitability for FACOSH 
    5. Articles or other documents the nominee has authored that 
indicate the nominee's knowledge, experience, and expertise in 
occupational safety and health, particularly as it pertains to the 
federal workforce; and
    6. A statement that the nominee is aware of the nomination, is 
willing to regularly attend and participate in FACOSH meetings, and has 
no apparent conflicts of interest that would preclude membership on 
    Member selection. The Secretary will appoint FACOSH members based 
upon criteria that include the nominee's level of responsibility for 
occupational safety and health matters involving the federal workforce; 
experience and competence in occupational safety and health; and 
willingness and ability to regularly and fully participate in FACOSH 
meetings. Federal agency management nominees who serve as their 
agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official (DASHO) or at an 
equivalent level of responsibility within their respective federal 
agencies are preferred as management members. Labor nominees who are 
responsible for federal employee occupational safety and health matters 
within their respective labor organizations are preferred as labor 
    The information received through the nomination process, along with 
other relevant sources of information, will assist the Secretary in 
making appointments to FACOSH. In selecting FACOSH members, the 
Secretary will consider individuals nominated in response to this 
Federal Register notice, as well as other qualified individuals. Once 
appointed, OSHA will publish a list of the new FACOSH members in the 
Federal Register.

Public Participation

    Instructions for submitting nominations. Interested individuals may 
submit nominations and supplemental materials using one of the methods 
listed in the ADDRESSES section. All nominations, attachments and other 
materials must identify the Agency/labor organization name, and the 
OSHA docket number for this Federal Register notice, (Docket No. OSHA-
2012-0022). You may supplement electronic nominations by uploading 
document files electronically. If, instead, you wish to mail additional 
materials in reference to an electronic or FAX submission, you must 
submit them to the OSHA Docket Office, (see ADDRESSES section). The 
additional material must clearly identify your electronic nomination by 
Agency/labor organization name, and docket number (Docket No. OSHA-
2012-0022) so that the materials can be attached to the electronic 
    Because of security-related procedures, the use of regular mail may 
cause a significant delay in the receipt of nominations. For 
information about security procedures concerning the delivery of 
materials by hand, express delivery, messenger or courier service, 
please contact the OSHA Docket Office (see ADDRESSES section).
    All submissions in response to this Federal Register notice are 
posted without change at http://www.regulations.gov. Therefore, OSHA 
cautions interested parties about submitting personal information, such 
as Social Security numbers and birth dates. Guidance on submitting 
nominations and materials in response to this Federal Register notice 
is available at http://www.regulations.gov and from the OSHA Docket 
    Access to docket and other materials. To read or download 
nominations and additional materials submitted in response to this 
Federal Register notice, go to Docket No. OSHA-2012-0022 at http://www.regulations.gov. All submissions are listed in the http://www.regulations.gov index. However, some documents (e.g., copyrighted 
material) are not publicly available to read or download through that 
Web page. All submissions, including copyrighted material, are 
available for inspection and copying at the OSHA Docket Office. Contact 
the OSHA Docket Office for information about materials not available 
through http://www.regulations.gov and for assistance in using the 
Internet to locate submissions.
    Electronic copies of this Federal Register notice are available at 
http://www.regulations.gov. This document, as well as news releases and 
other relevant information, also is available at OSHA's Web page at 

Authority and Signature

    David Michaels, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Secretary of Labor for 
Occupational Safety and Health, directed the preparation of this notice 
under the authority granted by section 19 of the Occupational Safety 
and Health Act of 1970 (29 U.S.C. 668), 5 U.S.C. 7902, the Federal 
Advisory Committee Act (5 U.S.C. App, 2), Executive Order 12196 and 
13511, Secretary of Labor's Order 1-2012 (77 FR 3912, 1/25/2012), 29 
CFR part 1960 (Basic Program Elements of for Federal Employee 
Occupational Safety and Health Programs), and 41 CFR part 102-3.

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    Signed at Washington, DC, on June 28, 2012.
David Michaels,
Assistant Secretary of Labor for Occupational Safety and Health.
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