Environmental Health & Safety

OSHA Seeks Nominations For FACOSH

By Chemical Processing Staff

Sep 15, 2014

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced a request for nominations and the appointment of members to the Federal Advisory Council on Occupational Safety and Health (FACOSH).

FACOSH advises the secretary of labor on matters relating to the occupational safety and health of federal employees. The council provides guidance and recommendations to the secretary and OSHA on ways to reduce and keep to a minimum the number and severity of injuries and illnesses in the federal workforce. FACOSH also encourages each federal executive branch department and agency to establish and maintain effective occupational safety and health programs.

The 16-member council comprises eight members representing federal agency management and eight members from labor organizations representing federal employees. OSHA is accepting nominations for five new members, three federal agency management representatives and two federal employee representatives. Members will serve three-year terms, beginning Jan. 1, 2015.

Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez has appointed the following six members to serve three-year terms on the council.

Federal employee labor organization representatives:

Carolyn D. Bland-Bowles, American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees

Dennis P. Phelps, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers

Mark J. Segall, National Association of Agriculture Employees

Federal agency management representatives:

Wesley J. Carpenter, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Wayne Quillin, U.S. Department of State

Maureen Sullivan, U.S. Department of Defense

Nominations may be submitted electronically at www.regulations.gov, the Federal eRulemaking Portal. Submissions may also be sent by mail or facsimile. See the Federal Register notice for details. Nominations must be submitted by Oct. 5, 2014.

For more information, visit www.osha.gov