OSHA Seeking New FACOSH Members

OSHA is accepting nominations for three labor and three management representatives to serve three-year terms, effective Jan. 1, 2017. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31, 2016.

OSHA is now accepting nominations for members to serve on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health, which is a 16-member council that advises the Secretary of Labor on matters relating to federal employees' occupational safety and health. That includes advising the secretary on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to encourage each federal agencies to maintain effective OSH programs.

The committee consists of eight members representing federal agency management and eight representing federal employees. OSHA is accepting nominations for three labor and three management representatives to serve three-year terms, effective Jan. 1, 2017. Nominations may be submitted at www.regulations.gov or by mail or fax. The deadline for nominations is Oct. 31, 2016.

"Interested federal agency management officials who serve as their agency's Designated Agency Safety and Health Official, or at an equivalent level of responsibility within their respective federal agencies, should submit nominations for management representative vacancies. Interested labor officials who have responsibilities for federal employee occupational safety and health matters within their respective labor organizations should submit nominations for labor representative vacancies," according to the OSHA announcement.

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