DOL Seeks Nominations for Advisory Council
The U.S. Department of Labor is seeking nominations to fill one labor representative position on the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health.
The position became vacant Nov. 30, 2023.
This will be a mid-term appointment, with the term ending on Dec. 31, 2024.
The 16-member council advises the Secretary of Labor on all matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees.
That includes providing advice on how to reduce the number of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce and how to encourage federal agencies to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs.
Criteria for the representative include:
- Responsibility for occupational safety and health matters involving the federal workforce
- Experience and competence in occupational safety and health
- Willingness and ability to participate in FACOSH meetings
DOL prefers labor nominees who are responsible for federal employee occupational safety and health matters within their respective organizations.
Nominations can be submitted to the Federal eRulemaking Portal, Docket Number OSHA-2023-0012 by Feb. 23, 2024.
People are encouraged to submit statements in support of particular nominees.
More information on nomination submissions can be found here.
FACOSH members serve at the pleasure of the secretary unless they are no longer qualified to serve, resign, or are removed.
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