Advisory committees

OSHA seeks FACOSH member nominations; outlines new procedure


Washington – OSHA is seeking nominations for membership on its Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health.

The advisory council consists of 16 members – eight representing management and eight representing employees. Nominations for three management representatives and two employee representatives are being accepted until Oct. 5. The new members will serve three-year terms that begin Jan. 1.

In the request for nominations published in the Sept. 9 Federal Register, OSHA also details how its new “rolling” nomination procedure will work.

Nominations submitted by Oct. 5 but not selected for the current openings will be considered for unexpected vacancies, such as member resignations, that occur in 2015. Additionally, these nominations will roll over for consideration for membership positions opening on Jan. 1, 2016. This nomination procedure will be used for all future FACOSH member nomination requests, OSHA said in the notice.

FACOSH advises the secretary of labor on occupational safety and health matters related to federal employees.